Reminder: Swimming Pool Rules for Buckhannon City Residents

July 15, 2022

News Release

BUCKHANNON, WV - Now that summer is in full-swing, Buckhannon City Officials would like to remind residents of the rules of maintaining safe swimming pools and other various water features.


In the City of Buckhannon:

“Private swimming pools containing water more than 24 inches in depth, shall be permitted only when located in rear yards, and further when completely enclosed by a fence or buildings or combination thereof of a height of six feet (6’) in the case of fences, and six feet (6’) or greater in the case of buildings, and generally protected in such a manner so as to avoid becoming an attractive nuisance especially to children.”


If cited by the City for a violation, residents must take the necessary steps to resolve this problem within 15 days from the receipt of a notice. Untreated, stagnant pool water will need to be drained for prevention of breeding of mosquitoes.


Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of the importance of these rules.