[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Longport as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
A code regulating and controlling the location and construction, alteration and operation of swimming pools; the issuance of permits to locate and construct, alter or operate swimming pools; and declaring and defining certain swimming pools as nuisances and fixing penalties for violations, is hereby adopted pursuant to Chapter 188, Laws of 1950 (N.J.S.A. 26:3-69.1 to 26:3-69.6). A copy of said code is annexed hereto and made a part hereof without inclusion of the text thereof herein.
The code established and adopted by this article is described and commonly known as the "Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1970)."
Three copies of said Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1970) have been placed on file in the office of the Clerk of this Board of Commissioners upon the introduction of this article and will remain on file in said office for use and examination by the public.
No person shall locate and construct, alter or operate a swimming pool until permits therefor shall have been issued by this Board of Commissioners.
The following fees and charges are herewith established:
Permits issued for the operation of a swimming pool shall expire annually on June 30 of each year, and application for renewal thereof shall be submitted, together with the required fee, prior to July 1 of each year.
Permits required by this article or code may be denied or suspended by this Board of Commissioners for failure to comply with this article.
This Board of Commissioners shall afford the person whose permit to locate and construct, alter or operate has been denied or suspended an opportunity to be heard in public hearing and, following this, to be informed of the Board's decision as hereafter provided by Section 2 of this code.
Any person or persons, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article or the Swimming Pool Code of New Jersey (1970) made a part hereof shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each violation.
Each day a particular violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 5-19-1993 by Ord. No. 93-08]
No pools shall be emptied unless and until a regular or special permit is first had and obtained from the construction code office of the Borough of Longport, or other designated Borough office. Upon receipt of a valid regular permit, pool water which contains no chemicals, or contains chemicals which are on the Department of Environmental Protection approved list for discharge in storm drains, shall be discharged to the storm drainage system in the street via a hose connection directly to the grate. Upon receipt of a valid special permit, pool water which contains chemicals which are not on the Department of Environmental Protection approved list for discharge in storm drains shall be discharged into the sanitary sewer system under supervision of a public works employee. Appointments may be arranged through the construction code office. All permits shall be valid for one day.
The fee for a regular permit shall be $100, and for a special permit, $200.
Permits are nontransferable and nonrenewable.
In addition to any other penalties herein provided, any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon the conviction thereof by the Municipal Court, be punishable by imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or a fine not exceeding $500, or both.