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Old 07-31-2013, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by tdstyles View Post
Anything in plain view of the public is tough. My neighbors in Hawthorne had one up and the town made them take it down( they didn't hit them with a fine though). You can take a lot more liberties with work inside your house than outside. I'm not advocating not getting permits for work, I'm just saying that it's easier to skirt the system with things not outside( like decks, roofs, siding, pools, fences and driveways) since town inspectors drive around regularly looking for this stuff.
If I lived out in one of the more rural areas in the Township, I probably wouldn't care about the rules and would just feign ignorance. I don't think they would be out to check either. Unfortunately I live in the middle of everything and also have a HOA to worry about (though they just say to follow Township guidelines). At the end of the day though, I do recognize that these pools are in fact just as dangerous as a regular permanent pool. It makes sense that they need to follow the same guidelines. You can drown in one of these just as easily as any other pool and should be required to take basic safety precautions.

I also agree with you 100% on being able to take a little more liberty when it comes to the interior. I have done projects that were things I maybe, probably should have gotten a permit for, but I didn't feel like going through the hassle. They aren't the kind of major projects that would make people ask to see permits down the line, but they were things that technically should have had a permit pulled.
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Old 07-31-2013, 02:04 PM
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Do you plan on leaving it up for a few years? If so, then might as well get the permit and do it the right away. If it will be just for the summer months and then it will get locked away in the basement then just take a leap of faith and do it without making a big deal about it.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:31 PM
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your neighbor should learn to mind his own business
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:39 PM
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As an ex homeowner who just sent through a stress inducing ordeal with our township selling our home, I wouldn't risk putting up any type of structure, especially something like a pool, without permits. Our township is particularly difficult to deal with and I see them driving through our neighborhood constantly. A few homeowners have been "caught" doing things without permits and it wasn't a pretty picture. It isn't worth it IMO.

In spite of following all the rules, our township managed to screw us over on our CO to sell our house and I'm quite bitter about it all. Very happy to be gone.
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:38 PM
Location: The Sand Hills of NC
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It's NJ, you need a permit for everything.
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Old 06-23-2015, 10:24 PM
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Default pool

Hi i want to know if i neef a permit for 10x30in pool
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Old 06-24-2015, 08:30 AM
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Originally Posted by jenitza150 View Post
Hi i want to know if i neef a permit for 10x30in pool
Hi, you should ask your local town, they'll be the only ones who know.

Seriously, they have phones and pick them up and everything. It's great.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:09 AM
Location: Northern NJ
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I would not want to be on the defendant end of a lawsuit due to a child's accidental drowning or electrocution arising out of a pool that was never permitted or fencing that was never installed as required.
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Old 06-18-2017, 12:02 PM
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I live in the middle of nowhere, back country roads. (Maybe 10 cars pass my house daily, usually tractors) I have a 48"x16ft pool, I had for 7yrs now. Last week in the mail I had a code violation notice.
I think if your gonna sell pools, it should come with all required materials.and information at the store about pool permits in every state.
I live in Del.you can't buy alcohol in stores only at the liquor stores, so why would they sell pools when you need a permit. I had no idea you needed a pool permit. Before I moved here, I had a pool with no permit ,and it was next to a daycare center and nothing. I live in the middle of nowhere and now I need one.Lol go figure. Counties got to get their money somehow. Ugh.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:34 AM
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I think people shouldn't dredge up posts from two years ago in another state.
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