Swimming Pools

Before You Apply
It is important to contact the Zoning Department while planning your project to confirm setback requirements in your zoning district.

If you have a private sewage system, you must also contact Waukesha County for a Preliminary Site Evaluation (PSE) before you can receive a building permit from the village.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have regarding your project.

Requirements for Zoning Permit Application & Permit Fee
Above Ground or Inground Pools
  • Completed Zoning Permit Application
  • Two copies of a survey or accurate drawing of the property, showing all existing structures, location of proposed pool, decking and fencing, if required, and overhead or underground electrical wiring
  • Two copies of pool construction data & depth
Fee: $50

Once all required information has been submitted, please allow 5-7 days to process your application.

Inspections
Inground Pool
Electrical bonding inspection
Final inspection for electrical wiring and fencing prior to pool use
(fencing - location, height, self closing and self latching)

Above Ground Pool

Electrical wiring and bonding inspection prior to pool use

Temporary Pool

Electrical wiring prior to pool use

To guarantee your inspection when needed, we require at least 24 hours notice.

Additional Information
There are many safety issues to be considered when installing a pool, whether it be above ground, inground, or temporary.

WE Energies has guidelines which must be followed. If your project requires digging, be sure to call Wisconsin Diggers Hotline at (800) 242-8511.

Please review the Municipal Code, Chapter 18 Article VIII Swimming Pools for regulations related to fencing around pools, drainage, public water supply, and gaseous chlorination systems.

Electrical Permit Required
The provisions of the latest edition of the National Electrical Code Article 680 apply to the construction and installation of electrical wiring for equipment in or adjacent to all swimming and wading pools, whether permanently installed or storable, and to metallic appurtenances in or within 5' of the pool, and to the auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, filters, and similar equipment. Therefore, an electrical permit is required for all pool installations.

Temporary Swimming Pools
A building permit is not required for storable swimming or wading pools which are constructed so that they may be readily disassembled for storage and reassembled to its original integrity as long as they meet all the following criteria:
  • The pool is located in the rear or side yard and meets the appropriate zoning offset
  • The pool is 20' or less in diameter
  • The pool is removed by October 1, and installed after May 1 of each year

However, as noted above, an electrical permit is required.