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    Permit required?

    My friend asked me if he needs a permit to erect an AG pool. I am sure it varies by jurisdiction but I have no clue. Anyone?
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    Re: Permit required?

    Usually, yes a permit is required unless it's less than 24" tall and no structural frame such as a small blow up pool. In any case it's best to check with the local authority.

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    Also, if the property is covered by a homeowners association, they might have rules that cover such things.

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    Re: Permit required?

    100% Depends on the municipality. Some places would let you build a castle without batting an eye, others want a permit if you are putting a new mailbox in.
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    Re: Permit required?

    We don't require permits for anything where I'm located. You could build a space port and not have to have a permit. However the little town to the south of us requires a permit for almost everything, except an above ground pool.

    So, as pinguy said, it 100% depends on the local AHJ.
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    Re: Permit required?

    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission...
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    Re: Permit required?

    Not when they tell you to take it down.

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    Re: Permit required?

    Quote Originally Posted by robdac View Post
    It's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission...
    That attitude can be very expensive and will frequently land you in court.
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    Re: Permit required?

    Permit and final inspection for up where I am. Above ground pools usually more worried that there is a good ground fault for the pump.
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