DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

May 23, 2013

Londonderry zoning officials busy with pools

By Julie Huss
jhuss@derrynews.com

---- — LONDONDERRY — It was a good night for potential pool owners in town; Londonderry Zoning Board officials granted variances, giving two homeowners the go-ahead to begin their summer pool season.

Two variance requests came before the board May 15 dealing with pools and what conditions were needed to build them.

The first case brought Jason Parent of Tanager Way before the board, again asking for a variance to install an in-ground pool and shed within the town’s Conservation Overlay District Buffer area.

Parent had come before the town before with his plans. He met earlier with Conservation Commission officials, who gave him their take on what might be allowed or not at his property.

Part of Parent’s variance approval includes using certain ecologically friendly materials to treat the pool’s water and using a filter that does not create any backwash of water.

The town would inspect Parent’s pool plan once installation begins. Parent will also have to make sure the pool’s location falls within an approved area that is within the conservation restrictions.

The second pool plan approved belonged to Troy and Sarah Ward of 28 Haywood Road. They requesteda variance to install an above-ground pool on their property with a rear property line setback where a minimum of 15 feet is required.

“We are trying to put a pool on a very oddly shaped lot,” Sarah Ward told zoning officials.

Both pool plans were granted variances.