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Building An Inground Pool In Crown Point? Here’s What You Need To Know

Building An Inground Pool In Crown Point? Here’s What You Need To Know

Requirements and restrictions are aplenty when building an inground pool, and they differ in each town.

In this article, we’ll be detailing the regulations put in place by the town of Crown Point, Indiana for all inground pool projects. And although the pool builder is largely responsible for abiding by these rules and regulations, it’s still very important for you to be aware of what is permitted during the construction process.

Requirements to Begin Pool Construction

  1. A Building permit.
  2. One (1) copy of the plat of survey which will include the:
    1. Property Lines
    2. Primary Structure (Home)
    3. Location of Inground Pool or Spa
    4. Dimensions of Inground Pool or Spa
    5. Electrical Outlets
    6. Fixtures
    7. Meter Boxes
    8. Light Fixtures
    9. Fans
    10. Other Electrical Devices


Pool Restrictions

  1. All inground swimming pools must:
    1. Be 5 feet from the home on the side yards
    2. Be 5 feet from the home in the backyard
    3. Not be constructed in a drainage or utility easement
    4. Not allow water run-off to adjacent properties

Safety Requirements

  1. A handhold must be present around the perimeter of the pool where depths exceed three (3) feet, six (6) inches, and should be no more than four (4) feet apart. Handholds can be any one (1) of the following:
    1. Coping, ledge, or deck that extends around the perimeter of the pool and is slip resistant. It must be at least four (4) inches wide and not more than twelve (12) inches above the waterline of the pool
    2. Ladders, stairs, or ledges
    3. Secured rope or railing no more than twelve (12) inches above the waterline of the pool
  2. Pool access must be restricted by one (1) of the following:
    1. Wall or fence at least four (4) feet above ground level which surrounds the pool and deck: all gates/doors must have the ability to be locked by a self-closing/latching method
    2. Alternative structures at least four (4) feet above ground level that are impenetrable and surround the pool and deck
    3. A combination of a. and b. without self-closing and latching gates or doors that can be locked
    4. A auto safety cover
  3. The following equipment must be in place for the final inspection
    1. A ring or throwing buoy with forty (40) feet of one-fourth (1/4) inch diameter line
    2. A pole no less than twelve (12) feet long with a hook
    3. Access to a telephone

List of Required Inspections

  1. Electrical Bonding and Underground (Before Covering Any Electrical)
  2. Mechanical (HVAC) Underground
  3. Pressure Test for Gas Line
  4. Final Electric
  5. Final HVAC
  6. Final Building Inspection (After Final Electrical and HVAC Approved)
  7. Certificate of Occupancy Required to Use Pool (Issued When All Codes Met and Final Inspections Complete)

HOA Requirements

If you live in a neighborhood where you are part of an HOA AKA homeowners association you will have some additional work.

You see, even though a town makes you abide by their rules in addition to that, you will have to also follow your HOA rules. These rules shouldn’t be too far off from the actual city rules but still need to follow state and national building codes. So just beware, as you are prepping for your in-ground swimming pool you will also need to file for approval with your HOA!

Final Notes

As you can see, Crown Point has several restrictions and requirements that are consistent with those of other towns in the area, but they also have some unique regulations of their own.

Each town is slightly different than another, and it’s important to be aware of what your town requires for an inground pool. Being aware of these regulations will allow you to prepare an idea of how to lay out your pool project and make adjustments along the way.

If you have any more questions, feel free to send them our way or contact the Crown Point Building Department at (219) 662-3239!