Residential Swimming Pools

Rutherford County requires all outdoor, indoor, above-ground, and in-ground swimming pools to be surrounded by a barrier that complies with the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.

Barrier Height and Clearances

Pool Wall as the Barrier (above-ground only)

Solid Barrier Surfaces

Chain Link Fence as a Barrier

Wood Privacy Fence as a Barrier

Wrought Iron Fences as a Barrier

Barrier Composed of Diagonal Members

Structure Wall as a Barrier


Clear Zone from Barrier

Poolside Barrier Setbacks

What do I need to obtain a pool permit with Rutherford County?

Issuance of a Permit