There are many things to consider when you are considering adding a swimming pool to your residence. We have created a building permit application available on our downloads page. Here are some things to consider:
Is the property located in the floodplain? In the floodway you will need authorization from IDNR_OWR.
What type of pool are you installing?
Is it a bladder or storable? Does it hold 18 inches of water?
Is it on ground? How much water does it hold? How tall are the side walls? Is it partially in the ground?
Is it in ground?
Is it inside a building?
Is it a spa or hot tub?
What type of barrier are you using? The Illinois Private Swimming Pool Enclosure Act (HB1009) requires a 42 inch tall fence, wall or barrier. There are many requirements for the type of fencing you use. Will a portion of the dwelling be part of the barrier?
Do you know the electrical requirements of Section 680 of the National Electric Code?
Where will the pool be located on the property/ Does it meet setbacks for an accessory structure? Have you talked with the Health Department about the location of your septic and well? Have you talked with Mid-American Energy about their utility easements?