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Building An Inground Pool In Mokena, IL? Here’s What You Need!

Building An Inground Pool In Mokena, IL? Here’s What You Need!

In this installment of our quick guide to inground pool rules and restrictions, we’re taking a look at those unique to the town of Mokena, IL!

We’ve said it before, but we feel it’s important to reiterate—each town’s regulations on inground swimming pools are different. There may not be drastic differences from one town’s regulations to another’s, but the smallest of differences can require you to make significant changes to your pool project.

So, it’s important for you and your pool builder to be informed of all of the specifications that your inground pool needs to meet in order to be built and completed legally.

And we can’t forget about our clients in Illinois, so we’ve dove into the regulations unique to suburbs of the Chicagoland area, including Mokena!

Requirements Prior to Beginning Construction

  • Grade survey of property
    • Exact location of swimming pool
    • Setback measurements to side/rear lot lines and principal structure
  • Information such as:
    • Pool size
    • Pool depth
    • Deck provisions
    • Grade changes
    • Wall placement
  • Pool construction drawings
  • Copy of contract between property owner and contractor
  • Provide lighting style specifics
  • Line or low voltage locations
  • List of all contractors and sub-contractors who are registered with the Village of Mokena

Pool Requirements

  • Must be at least 10 feet or 10% (whichever is greater) away from rear and side property lines
  • Must be at least 5 feet from the rear of the principal structure (home)
  • Cannot be located in exterior side yard of corner lot
  • Must be completely enclosed by fencing at least 5 feet above ground level
    • Must have self-latching gate
    • Pool cover IS NOT an approved substitute for fencing

Required Inspection

  • Footing Inspection
  • Electrical Bonding
  • Plumbing
  • Final Plumbing
  • Gas Piping
  • Final Electrical
  • Fencing
  • Decking

Homeowners Association Requirements

In addition to town rules and regulations, you may also find that you have a second set of regulations to abide by if the neighborhood you live in is affiliated with a Homeowners Association.

A Homeowners Association may have additional specifications for inground pools, so it’s the responsibility of you and your pool builder to make sure your pool project meets them as well as those of your respective town.

In some cases, you may have to find a compromise between the two sets of rules through your town upon application for your pool permit. And in order to legally build your pool, you have to have a final set of rules to abide by and follow through on the execution of your pool project accordingly.

Final Notes

Well, there you have it—the specifications that your inground pool project must meet according to the Village of Mokena, IL!

Not only are there regulations to the location and design of your inground swimming pool, but there’s also a number of requirements that you and your pool builder have to meet before the construction process can even begin.

And if you have any questions, you can send them our way or contact the Mokena Building Department at (708) 479-3930!