Town of Clarkson, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Clarkson Town Board 5-9-1963. Section 119-8 added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Other amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Zoning — See Ch. 140.

§ 119-1 Applicability.

This chapter shall apply to swimming pools located on residential premises for private use only and used primarily for swimming or bathing. The provisions hereof shall be applicable to a permanent or semipermanent-type pool, designed to contain water at least three feet deep or containing at least 5,000 gallons of water, used for bathing or swimming, except portable wading pools.

§ 119-2 Building line and setback requirements.

The building line of a pool shall be considered to be the inside fence of the pool wall at the normal level of the water surface. Such building line shall be not less than 10 feet from the rear lot line, not less than 10 feet from each side lot line and behind the front setback of the dwelling.

§ 119-3 Fencing.

[Amended 5-9-1967]
Any pool having a depth of three or more feet of water and having a wall above natural ground level of less than 42 inches shall be entirely enclosed by a fence which will be not less than 42 inches nor more than 60 inches high. Every such fence shall have an access gate of not over four feet in width, which shall be self-closing, with a locking device.

§ 119-4 Illumination.

Lighting equipment shall be located, directed and shielded to prevent annoyance to adjoining properties.

§ 119-5 Construction and maintenance.

The pool shall be constructed in conformity with all applicable state, county and Town ordinances and regulations, including plumbing and building codes. Pools shall be chemically treated in a manner sufficient to maintain the bacterial standards of the New York Sanitary Code relating to swimming pools.

§ 119-6 Permit required.

No swimming pool shall be constructed or maintained unless a permit therefor is obtained. No permit shall be issued therefor until the construction plans and location map have been filed with and approved by the Building Inspector.

§ 119-7 Existing pools.

Existing swimming pools as of the effective date of the adoption of this chapter shall be provided with fences and gates as hereinabove specified on or before the 15th day of August 1963.

§ 119-8 Penalties for offenses. [1]

Offenses against the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
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Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).