Does your pool have a permit?

New Haven _ Backyard pools are a great way to stay cool on a hot summer day, but it may not be as safe as you think it is. Full Story
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EinCT

Durham, CT

#1 Jun 27, 2008
A fence and latchable lock around the inflatables?!?!? Are you kidding me? The permit isnt the issue here but just to have an inflatable pool you must also invest in a fense? PLEASE!
Bill

Oakville, CT

#2 Jun 27, 2008
This is just another way for the city to rip off people. If it's an above the ground pool why do you need a fence? You can fall in. Duh
Drop the Hammer

New Haven, CT

#3 Jun 27, 2008
Don't worry, the city doesn't enforce anything.
You can pretty much do whatever you want.
hello

Shelton, CT

#4 Jun 27, 2008
Pool= $60 fence $200+, something is not right with that picture.
Concerned in Lebanon

Wallingford, CT

#5 Jun 27, 2008
The law does require permits, not only for fencing, but also for the electrical connection..Is there a ground fault protector (GFI) in place for the filter?
Electrical shock is just as deadly...No one worries about the fence and wiring until there is an accident, then its too late...Being proactive can save a life, and thats not including one of your family members....outside of your family usually means a law suit against you...
Fred

Monroe, NY

#6 Jun 27, 2008
One problem wit hthe permits - City Hall does not have Saturday hours, so most of us have to miss work as usual to conform woth our laws.
Secondly as pointed out in a previous post, the cost of all the requirements is actually more than some of the pools.

While I agree that some precautions are needed, as far as the fence goes - people should learn not to trespass!
EinCT

Durham, CT

#7 Jun 27, 2008
A) no one but people we want in the back yard should be there - thats trespassing
B) The fensing costs more than the pool - inflatables are cheap hense why people opt for them
C) If people are smart about their pools (IE Taking down latters, anything climbable and putting the cover on) then there should be no problems

Ignorant. Next we'll be required to ahve a garage for all of our cars because a car might accidently roll back and hurt someone. GET REAL!
West Haven

Dobbs Ferry, NY

#8 Jun 27, 2008
If your yard is fenced in, you do not need a separate locking gate around just the pool, that is only if your yard is not fenced in. I just went through this with the city of West Haven for my new pool...Only because I have two neighbors that work for the city...otherwise, I would have just put it up like everyone else. I do however agree that you need a proper electrical outlet and grounding. I would have paid either way for an electrician for that...I wanted my kids to be safe.
Dave

Girard, OH

#9 Jun 27, 2008
lets put a four foot fence around a pool that is four feet high....hmmmm - correct me if im wrong but if you can scale a 4 foot pool wall to get in the pool isnt it safe to say you can scale that four foot fence with a latch that 'doesnt allow anyone in?. Permit yes, fence yes (inground pool)- above ground pool - duh
Mitch

New Haven, CT

#10 Jun 27, 2008
hmmm not to me...lets re-equate, Pool =$60, Fence $200+, saving a childs life....PRICELESS!!!!
hello wrote:
Pool=$60 fence $200+, something is not right with that picture.
Don

New Haven, CT

#11 Jun 27, 2008
Who in the world would buy a fence to put around an inflatable pool?

I mean really it would be so much easier to pull a dead child out of a pool than to install a fence.

If you can't afford a fence, you shouldn't own a pool.
Bob

Oakville, CT

#12 Jun 27, 2008
47 child died in inflatable pools for a year, so lets require a fence. On an average, 370 persons of all ages sustain injuries from bathtub/shower daily in the United States. Hm, why not require a fence around the bathtub
Frank

Oakville, CT

#13 Jun 27, 2008
Mitch wrote:
hmmm not to me...lets re-equate, Pool =$60, Fence $200+, saving a childs life....PRICELESS!!!!
<quoted text>
Why do you ASSume a fence would prevent all or any deaths.
Jessi

Southington, CT

#14 Jun 27, 2008
Opps, I don't have a permit for my pool!!!
juan

Fairfield, CT

#15 Jun 27, 2008
permits are just another way of raping citizens of there hard earned dollars.city taxes in ct are already way to high.i think you should be taxed on additions yes pay for permits no
GMAN

Kingston, NJ

#16 Jun 27, 2008
It is worth the permit to ensure safety. Not only should the electrical service be correct, and also fencing in the area, or yard is the smart thing to do. also if the pool is not installed correctly it could collapse. depending on the size of the pool that could be a lot of water!!I used to install above ground pools, and you must do it correctly.
Lisa

East Hampton, CT

#17 Jun 27, 2008
I think the inflatable pools should be illegal. Too dangerours. Can collapse at any time. The other pools as well that go up in a matter of minutes...

“Sy Sperling ISN'T my president”

Since: May 08

NY & CT

#18 Jun 27, 2008
Everyone's missing the point. If you own your home, it's private property. You don't need a "permit". This would indicate asking permission from some government lacky to do as you wish on your own property. No bureaucrat should be on your property for any reason, nor should any anyone comply with their Gestapo like tactics. Those who work in local building departments are corrupt failures who could never make in the real world with a real job. The new Nazis are in power right here, and fools go right along with them.

Since: Feb 08

Stamford, CT

#19 Jun 27, 2008
I'm just about fed up with this "liability" concept we have....If someone does NOT have
permission to be on your property, then they
should be on their own PERIOD...this is nonsense,
and is perpetuated by a legal system set up to
partially profit on lawsuits...
I do believe - however - that you should make
all reasonable assurances things are safe,
particularly if electricity is involved...I
do believe in protecting family and friends, and
those who have permission and purpose to be on
your property...for anyone else, "pass at your
own risk!!"
Fed Up

Clinton, CT

#20 Jun 27, 2008
EinCT wrote:
A) no one but people we want in the back yard should be there - thats trespassing
B) The fensing costs more than the pool - inflatables are cheap hense why people opt for them
C) If people are smart about their pools (IE Taking down latters, anything climbable and putting the cover on) then there should be no problems
Ignorant. Next we'll be required to ahve a garage for all of our cars because a car might accidently roll back and hurt someone. GET REAL!
It's Fencing - F-E-N-C-I-N-G, not "fensing"

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