Only two types of outdoor swimming pools are permitted in Shaker Heights:
- Below grade pools (i.e. in-ground).
- Children’s swimming pools that are a maximum of two feet deep and ten feet in diameter.
Hot tubs are also permitted in Shaker Heights, either below or above grade. Hot tubs may not exceed eight feet in exterior diameter (and seven feet in interior diameter) or four feet in depth or height as measured from finished grade. Hot tubs that exceed these size requirements are considered swimming pools.
View the ordinance (1262.17) for outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs in Shaker Heights.