Where can I put a pool?
Simply remember the six-foot rule - keep the outer walls of the pool a minimum of six feet away from side and back yard property lines. The same goes for clearances from structures / buildings. Place it clear of any utility easements in case one of our utility companies needs to dig where you now have your pool.

The pool must also be protected by use of an automatic cover that can withstand a minimum load of 1,000 pounds or by erecting a barrier of no less than four feet in height. This barrier may be a fence erected a minimum of six feet from the outer walls of the pool or it may be a security gating which affixes to the pool itself. The four-foot barrier is a state law.

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1. Will Valparaiso Building Department require permits and inspections during COVID-19 closures?
2. When don't I need a permit?
3. Where on my property can I build a fence?
4. Where can I put a pool?
5. Which building codes has the City of Valparaiso adopted?