Pools and spas may have different setbacks than structures on a property. Depending on the zoning of a residential property, pools and spas must have a 5’ or 10’ setback between the property line and the edge of the pool or spa water. Residential zones RS-10,000, RS-7,000, RS-4,000, RG-7,000, RG-4,000, RM, VHD, PC and SP are required to have a 5’ setback for all pools and spas. Residential zones RSE-40,000, RSE-20,000, RA, and HR are required to have a 10’ setback for all pools and spas.
For more information on setbacks please refer to Question 14; additional information on zoning can be found under Question 11.
Pool and spa equipment is required to be at least 20’ from a neighboring residence or be enclosed so that the noise from the equipment does not exceed 45 decibels at the property line. If the pool manufacturer’s information cannot confirm the decibels at the property line, an acoustic analysis may be required as part of the pool or spa permit application. This is a typical note requested to be added to the plans.