Swimming Pools

Separating Distances For Private Pools Per Connecticut Public Health

In-Ground Pool
Above-Ground Pool
 Septic leaching area
25 Ft
10 Ft
 Septic tank
25 Ft
10 Ft
25 Ft
25 Ft
 House/property line
Check with building/zoning official


  1. Pool accessory structures (decks, filter sheds, etc.) must be a minimum of
    10 feet from a septic system or tank.

  2. If your pool filtration system requires backwash to clean the filter media,
    then a properly sized drywell or leaching area is required for discharge of
    filter backwash water. The drywell must maintain a 75 foot separation distance
    from any water supply well.
  3. Note: Backwash water is not allowed to discharge to the house septic system!

  4. Any pool is considered a permanent structure, and the requirements of 19-13-B100(a)
    of the Connecticut Public Health Code must be met for the Health District to
    grant pool approval. For additional information on approvals, click here.