ALL SWIMMING POOLS THAT HOLD MORE THAN 24 INCHES OF WATER REQUIRE A PERMIT AND A CODE COMPLIANT BARRIER.

What this means to you is that if you purchase a portable, inflatable, snap together, or expanding pool, you are required to obtain a permit, and install a pool barrier, if the pool is capable of holding more than twenty-four inches (24″) of water. Usually this means a four foot fence with a self latching gate. However, circumstances vary. To ensure your situation meets the building code and more importantly, to ensure the safety of your loved ones and neighbors, please visit the Building Office on the lower level of the Town Hall, or contact them at (860) 691-4114.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has recently launched a website to educate the public and prevent tragic drowning deaths that can be avoided. We STRONGLY ENCOURAGE you to review this website:

The web site www.poolsafely.gov is part of a public education campaign.

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