Pool Information
  • All pools which contain water 24 inches or more in depth at any point must be entirely enclosed by some form of barrier (walls, fences, etc.) which is at least 4 feet high and makes the pool inaccessible to small children. (IBC 3109)
  • Plans for public or semi-public pools must be approved by the New Hampshire Water Supply and Pollution Control Commission.
  • If the water level of the pool is to be maintained by the use of a hose from a hose bibb or sillcock, some means of backflow prevention must be provided. (IPC Section 608)
  • A permanently installed pool must have at least one GFCI protected electrical receptacle located between 10 to 20 feet from the inside edge of the pool. (NEC 680-6(a))
  • An electrical receptacle for a recirculating pump motor must be located at least 5 feet from the inside edge of the pool and must be of the single and locking type. (NEC 680-6(a) exception)
  • All 125-volt receptacle located within 20 feet of the pool must have ground-fault circuit protection. (NEC 680-6(a))
  • Existing lighting fixtures may not be located within 5 feet, measured horizontally, and 5 feet measured vertically from the inside edge of the pool and the maximum water level of the pool. New lighting fixtures may not be located within 5 feet measured horizontally from the inside edge and 12 feet measured vertically from the maximum water level of the pool.
  • All metal parts must be bonded together by a copper conductor, number 8 or larger, and all electrical equipment, to include the circulator motor, must have an insulated copper grounding conductor, number 12 or larger, which must be run with the circuit conductors in conduit back to the electrical panel. (NEC 680-22, 24 and 25)
  • Conductors for in-pool lighting must be run in conduit from the junction box near the pool, back to the electrical panel, and must include an insulated copper ground wire number 12 or larger. (NEC 680-20)

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1. How do I pay for a Permit?
2. What Codes does the Town of Hampton follow?
3. How do I arrange for an inspection?
4. What are the requirements for a shed?
5. What are the requirements for a fence?
6. What is the allowable fence height on a fence?
7. What are my setbacks?
8. Where do I find the zoning ordinances?
9. Pool Information
10. Flood Zone Requirements & Information
11. Do I need a permit to have a yard sale?
12. What is the height requirement for deck railing?
13. What are my options if my project does not conform with the building code?
14. Are peddlers, hawkers, and Itinerant allowed to conduct business in Hampton?
15. What is the Town’s noise ordinance?