Diving pool size for yard that measures 44 x 23

joepaiii

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May 16, 2013
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Allen, TX
I am thinking of buying a house that has an area of approximately 44x22 to place a pool. How much space between pool and fences are normally allocated? How much room for runoff swale needs to allocated. Just curious what I could do with the yard.
 

Chickinvic

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Jul 12, 2017
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Don't forget you may be subject to bylaws that dictate setbacks from property lines, distance frkm dwelling, etc. Here in Ottawa a self-closing fence is also required around pool. You don't have much space to work with.
 

joepaiii

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May 16, 2013
115
Allen, TX

joepaiii

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May 16, 2013
115
Allen, TX
Look at this check list for the City of Allen:


Must be 5 feet from residence and 3 feet from property lines. You'll also have to abide by any easements (will be marked on the survey)

I am not sure if you are changing cities, but you'll have to check the building codes for that city if different from your current city (Allen)
Does anyone know how to determine if a drainage swales is at the edge of a yard? Is it as simple as looking for a depression or shallow ditch like area along a fence line?
 

joepaiii

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May 16, 2013
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Allen, TX
What do your mean by "diving pool"? I am not sure you have enough room to meet the dimensional requirements for a diving board.
I mean exactly that - a pool with a diving board. My current pool has one and it is 34 feet long.... probably doesn't quite meet all the requirements but it isn't a really long diving board either.
 

jblizzle

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There are some significant widths required to meet code. I have a board and I am sure the width and depth profile do not meet current requirements
 

spoonman

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Jun 16, 2016
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Peoria, AZ
I believe minimum width is 16ft but you’ll need to check the standards. They are easily found and are provided by the diving board manufacturers on their websites.