Guidance for Private Swimming Pools

When locating your private swimming pool, be sure to follow these requirements of the Crestline Property Maintenance Code:

Make sure the pool is located in the back yard or side yard. Do not place a private pool in the front yard.

The swimming pool shall be enclosed completely by a wall or fence constructed so as to prevent uncontrolled access. The fence or wall shall not be less than four (4’) feet in height and shall have a self-closing and self-latching gate. The self-latching device is to be a minimum of 54 inches above the bottom of the gate and the release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate.

All lights for the pool shall be located so as to confine the direct beam to the parcel on which the pool is located.

The pool shall be located at least five (5′) feet from any property line.

All swimming pools require a permit prior to installation.

A private spa or hot tub with a lockable cover and garden ponds shall not be considered a “swimming pool” subject to the provisions of the property maintenance code.  

Child laughing in a swimming pool