Village of Pittsford, NY
Monroe County
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Table of Contents
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pittsford 3-14-1989 as Ch. 127 of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fences, hedges and structures — See Ch. 98.
Fire prevention and building construction administration — See Ch. 105.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.

§ 180-1 Compliance required.

No private swimming pool shall be constructed or maintained in the Village unless the provisions of this chapter are complied with.

§ 180-2 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SWIMMING POOL
Any body of water or receptacle for water having a depth at any point greater than two feet, used or intended to be used for swimming, bathing or wading, constructed, installed, moved or maintained in or above the ground outside of any building, dwelling or any structure.

§ 180-3 Classification as building or structure.

Any swimming pool in the Village shall be deemed a building or structure under all applicable provisions of the State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.

§ 180-4 Permit required; fee.

A. 
No swimming pool shall be constructed or maintained in the Village unless a permit therefor has been issued by the Village.
[Amended 10-23-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
B. 
The fee for such permit shall be as set forth from time to time by resolution of the Board of Trustees.

§ 180-5 Conditions for permit issuance.

A. 
No permit shall be granted for the construction or maintenance of any swimming pool in the Village unless the provisions of this chapter are complied with.
[Amended 10-23-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
B. 
No permit shall be granted for the construction or maintenance of any swimming pool in the Village unless and until the construction plans therefor, together with the plumbing and electrical plans and location map in conformity with the provisions of this chapter, have been filed with the Village Building Inspector’s office.
[Amended 10-23-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
C. 
Drawings of all swimming pools to be constructed in the Village must be submitted as to size, placing on lot as to side, front and rear lot line footage at the time the permit is requested.

§ 180-6 Location of pool; aboveground appurtenances.

Any swimming pool in the Village shall be no closer to the lot or property lines than the minimum side and/or front setback requirements for a residential structure in the residential district. Such pool shall have no aboveground appurtenances, except the walls of the pool itself, ladders and diving boards. Such pool may be installed so as to be no closer than 10 feet from the rear lot line of any such residential district.

§ 180-7 Water supply.

There shall be a sufficient source of water supply to accommodate any swimming pool in the Village without detriment to normal water consumption requirements, and all proposed water connections shall be proper. A suitable vacuum breaker must be located in the water supply line at least six inches above the flood line of the pool.

§ 180-8 Drainage.

[Amended 10-23-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
The proposed drainage of any swimming pool to be constructed or maintained in the Village shall be adequate and shall not interfere with the public water supply system, with existing sewage and drainage facilities, with the property of others or with public waterways.

§ 180-9 Fences or enclosures.

A. 
There shall be erected and maintained a close-type of fence or other protective type of enclosure, approved by the Village, completely enclosing the area in which the swimming pool is situated. Such fence or enclosure shall be not less than four feet in height above ground level. Any fence portion thereof shall be supported by posts at intervals of not less than eight feet. Such fence or other protective enclosure may include one or more gates, doors or openings capable of being closed and locked. Such gates, doors or openings shall be constructed so that none shall be in excess of four feet in width. Such gates, doors or openings shall be closed and locked at all times when such swimming pool is not in use.
B. 
Separate fencing for an aboveground pool with either a minimum four-foot-high pool wall or decking would not be required, provided that the entrance area would be enclosed with a four-foot closed-type or other protective-type enclosure.

§ 180-10 Electric lighting and service.

[Amended 10-23-2013 by L.L. No. 5-2013]
A. 
No electric lights shall be erected, operated or maintained upon the premises upon which a swimming pool is situated in such a manner as to cause glare or reflection that may cause a nuisance to adjoining properties.
B. 
The electrical service to supply power to any pumps, filters, lights or other appurtenances shall be installed in accordance with the latest version of the National Electric Code and inspected and approved by an approved independent electrical inspection agency. Certificates from the independent electrical agency must be forwarded to the Village Building Inspector, prior to a permit being issued.

§ 180-11 Penalties for offenses.

A. 
Criminal penalty. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine not to exceed $250 or to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 15 days, or both.
B. 
Civil penalties; construal.
(1) 
Obedience to the provisions set forth herein may be enforced by criminal information for the penalties herein prescribed, as well as by prosecution of the offender as provided in Subsection A of this section, or by civil action for a penalty or by civil remedy at law or equity by way of injunction or otherwise to abate or prevent a violation of the provisions of this chapter.
(2) 
Neither a judgment in nor the pendency of a criminal prosecution for an alleged violation of the provisions of this chapter nor a judgment in or the pendency of a civil action of law or in equity shall be a bar to the other form of proceeding.
(3) 
The imposition of a penalty for a violation of this chapter shall not excuse the violation or permit it to continue, and the remedies herein provided for penalties and civil action to enjoin or abate a violation shall be cumulative.