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When to use these guidelines and application: use to add a swimming pool to the property.

Swimming pools must conform to regional building codes. Above-ground pools are prohibited. Approved swimming pools must be enclosed with fencing or other approved permanent walk-on pool covers, and must be screened with landscaping to insure privacy, screening, noise buffering and aesthetic views. The MDCC will review each swimming pool request on a case-by-case basis.

After reading the guidelines below, download and submit the application, which includes a list of information and materials to submit:

Swimming Pool Application


This guide sheet is designed to assist you in preparing to submit an application to the Muirfield Design Control Committee for your project. These guidelines are in accordance with the Muirfield Design Standards. Written approval from the Muirfield Design Control Committee must be obtained prior to starting the project. The following are required for compliance:

  1. Submit 2 complete applications including photos of the area, brochures and samples.
  2. Include professionally prepared, scaled drawings with a site plan showing location, dimensions and details of pool, surrounding hardscape, fencing, landscaping, and pool utilities screening. Elevations must be to scale indicating dimensions, topographical changes.
  3. Provide a site plan including the footprint of the home; indicate the location and dimensions of the proposed pool; distance from property line, indicate fence location, easements, build zones, property lines and siting of neighboring homes on either side of existing home.
  4. All portions of the project must be located within the buildable area of the lot.
  5. Provide samples of all exterior finish materials including paver color, brochures or cut sheets, fence detail, fence material, etc.
  6. Trash enclosures must be used to confine refuse and debris during construction. Trash enclosures must be cleaned and removed from the property on a timely basis.
  7. Final grading of the lot must accommodate proper drainage, using the City’s master drainage plan. Water is prohibited to pond or be forced onto neighboring properties. See Grading Guidelines.
  8. Landscape materials must be provided and maintained to attractively screen the fence and pool utilities. Location, type and size of landscape materials must be considered part of the pool application review. A landscape plan must be submitted to the committee as part of the swimming pool project.
  9. Fencing, as required by law, must be installed as part of the pool application.
  10. Provide Design Review fee payment of $150.00.

Please see the application for additional information that must be supplied.

Fences and Screening: Preserving the open green space and remaining loyal to the Muirfield concept is an important factor when considering screening. In most situations, property defining fencing is not approved in Muirfield Village. There are instances in which fencing is appropriate and in those cases, the MDCC will consider the limited styles that are suitable for both the home and the type of application. Careful consideration must be given to materials.

A fence must be maintained within the buildable area of lot. The fence shall not extend beyond the width of the house. Gates must be incorporated for access to the unfenced portions of the yard as it is prohibited to encompass the entire yard with fencing. If wood fencing is approved, it must be painted the trim color of the house. Chain link fencing is prohibited.

If you have any questions, please contact the Association office, 614-889-0922.

 Helpful Design Review Links:
Design Review Policy
Submitting a Design Request
Muirfield Property Handbook
Declaration (Warranty Deed)
Muirfield Calendar