Installing a Swimming Pool
Swimming pools (both above- and in-ground) are considered a ‘conditional use’ in the Village, meaning they require review and approval by both the Glendale Planning and Historic Preservation Commission (GPHPC) and Council. This applies regardless of if your property is located in the Historic District or not.
The application for these approvals are reviewed at the regular GPHPC & Council meetings and, in most circumstances, take place on the same evening of meetings. NOTE: Due to notification requirements for Conditional Uses, Conditional Use applications are due no later than 15 business days prior to an upcoming GPHPC meeting.
Pools are classified as ‘accessory structures’ in the Village’s Zoning Code, meaning they must meet the following requirements:
- Must be entirely located behind the rear wall of the home (entirely in the rear yard)
- Minimum 5’ setback from side and rear property lines
- Minimum 12.5’ setback from the home
For your application, you will need to submit the following:
- A copy of the building permit application, completed and signed
- A site plan for the proposed work on the property, indicating the proposed location of the pool and distances from side and rear property lines, distance from the home and dimensions of the pool. This drawing does not necessarily need to be to scale, however, the more detailed it can be, the better. This site plan must also indicate the location of the proposed fence
- Images or sales material of the proposed pool, including any hardscaping or other patio construction
- Images or sales material of the proposed fence to enclose the pool area