With Summer beginning on Monday, June 21, 2010 please be advised that any structure intended for swimming or 'recreational bathing' that is capable of holding water 24" or more in depth is regulated by the Building Code and requires a permit before installation.
This regulation includes storable pools (often in blue vinyl) of a temporary nature. The code requirements for a safety barrier for these pools are the same as for permanent above ground or inground pools.
Since the cost of the required safety barrier often exceeds the cost of the pool, it might be wise to speak with the Building Department before you purchase the pool. The Building Department can explain the code requirements and permit process. Contact the Building Department at 860-487-3123.
WHAT WE DO
Willington's Building Official receives building permit applications, reviews building and site plans, assists the applicant with requirements for other agencies, answers questions on the building process and works to protect the Town and the public's general health, safety and welfare.
WHEN IS A BUILDING PERMIT REQUIRED?
Any owner or authorized agent who intends to construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, demolish or change the occupancy of a building or structure, or to erect, install, enlarge, alter, repair, remove, convert or replace any electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system, the installation of which is regulated by the building code, or to cause any such work to be done, shall first make application to the Building Official and obtain the required permit.
ATTENTION - ROOFERS
As of May 1, 1999 (which is when the latest version of the CT State Building Code was adopted) the following was included:
1. #15lb. felt is required under all new and stripped roofs. This has been in the code since shingles were invented.
2. A 36" strip of ice and water type membrane is required on all eaves edges.
3. If the wind speed rating in your town is 100 miles per hour or greater, 6 nails are required in each 3-tab or architectural shingle. Most towns are 100 mph or greater.
During the roofing job, please call for an inspection to verify the Building Code requirements.