Notice About Swimming Pools April 11, 2014 It’s FINALLY warming up outside and that means folks are going to start thinking about installing swimming pools in their yards. Most people don’t understand the law regarding pools. Walmart, Home Depot, etc. sell small convenient pools that install easily. The problem is without the proper fencing and safety precautions these pools are dangerous and illegal. The laws governing swimming pools are all State Laws that the town is required to enforce. Many people think because the stores sell these pools they are legal and safe. There are very specific requirements for putting up pools of any kind except a small “turtle type” pool. Before you install ANY type of pool you MUST call Jennifer in the Construction Department @ 973-366-9031 ext. 5. She will help you follow the law and avoid fines and unsafe conditions.