Updated as of June 2018
A structure artificially constructed in the ground, not fully within a building, which provides recreational facilities for swimming, bathing or wading and all buildings, equipment and appurtenances thereto. It shall not include natural outdoor ponds, rivers or lakes.
No private residential pool shall be installed on any lot unless said lot shall contain a residence and said pool shall be accessory to the residence. Swimming pools shall not be located in the front yard. The pool shall be set back a minimum distance of 10 feet from any rear or side lot line, and a minimum distance of 35 feet from any public right-of-way line. The required setback shall be measured from the property line and/or right-of-way line to the nearest inside face of the swimming pool at its waterline.
[Amended 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. O-8-2003]
Pools shall otherwise be installed, operated and used in accordance with other health and safety ordinances regarding water filtration, circulation and treatment, fencing, noise and lighting.
The requirements of Subsection A above notwithstanding, all swimming pools, except those located on a single-family detached residential lot or two-family attached residential lot, shall comply with the requirements of § 175-146J(9)(b).
[Added 4-22-2003 by Ord. No. O-8-2003]
The construction of private residential in-ground swimming pools shall comply with the lot grading and drainage requirements included in § 175-117.1 of this chapter.
[Added 4-27-2004 by Ord. No. O-13-2004]
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