Carroll Gardens residents are boiling over tiny new pool

Fussy locals keep calling 311 on the seemingly by-the-books project

391 Union Street
391 Union Street

Carroll Gardens residents are getting steamed over a little bit of water. The new owners of 391 Union Street have seriously pissed off their neighbors by digging up their back yard to install a super-tiny swimming pool.

So far, at least two calls have been made to 311, and one neighbor emailed Brownstoner expressing fears over a 10-foot by 20-foot pool. Neighbors claim to be worried about what the pool could mean for the structural integrity of adjacent buildings.

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But according to Brownstoner, the architect who is overseeing the renovation of the house is doing everything by the book.

The little 200-square-foot, four-foot deep pool does not require a permit.

“The pool is set back from the property lines by more than four feet and is more than 10 feet from any foundation,” architect Daniel Alter told Brownstoner. “As a general matter, I can tell you that the owners are committed to not proceeding with any work that requires a permit until the permits can be pulled.” [Brownstoner] Christopher Cameron