Updated as of June 2018
Includes all pools associated with permitted hotel and motel land uses. Commercial swimming pools shall be further classified into types in accordance with their particular use and shall meet the appropriate design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.
Portable pools shall not be subject to the requirements of this chapter and are those pools which are not otherwise permanently installed; do not require water filtration, circulation and purification; do not exceed a water surface of 100 square feet; and do not require braces or supports.
SWIMMING POOL, PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL
Includes artificially constructed pools, whether located above or below the ground, having a depth of more than 18 inches and/or a water surface of 100 square feet or more, designed and maintained for swimming and bathing purposes by an individual for use by members of his household and guests and which is located on a lot as an accessory use to a detached dwelling, and shall include all buildings, structures, equipment and appurtenances thereto.
Private residential swimming pools shall be further classified into types in accordance with their particular use and shall meet the appropriate design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.
No private residential swimming pool shall be constructed or installed on any lot unless the lot contains a residence building. The pool shall be located in rear yard areas only, shall occupy no more than 75% of the yard area in which it is located and shall meet the setback distances for accessory buildings as specified in Article IV for each particular zoning district, except that in no case may a swimming pool be located closer than 15 feet to any lot line.
A private residential swimming pool shall be surrounded by a suitable fence with a self-closing and self-latching gate at least four feet but no more than six feet in height, and said fence shall be set back from any lot line at least 15 feet if the fence exceeds four feet in height.
[Amended 8-7-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-6]
All swimming pools shall meet the appropriate design standards as set forth by the National Swimming Pool Institute.
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