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Village of Fairport, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fairport 8-12-1968 (Ch. 44 of the 1968 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 215.
Sewers — See Ch. 400.
Storm sewers — See Ch. 433.
Zoning — See Ch. 550.
This chapter shall be known as the "Swimming Pool Ordinance of the Village of Fairport, Monroe County, New York."
The purpose and intent of this chapter shall be to preserve good order in the Village of Fairport and to contribute to the public welfare and the preservation and protection of the property and person of the inhabitants of said Village by ordaining, declaring and enforcing said regulations and restrictions concerning the installation and use of swimming pools hereinafter built or constructed within the Village of Fairport.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SWIMMING POOL
Any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing, capable of containing water over 24 inches (610 mm) deep. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
[Amended 11-10-1997 by L.L. No. 5-1997[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Swimming pools may be permitted in any zoning district, provided that the requirements hereinafter set forth are met.
[Amended 7-12-1976 by L.L. No. 6-1976; 8-11-1986 by L.L. No. 2-1986; 6-12-1995 by L.L. No. 2-1995]
No swimming pool shall be constructed, built, erected or maintained without a building permit having been issued by the Village Clerk. Each such permit shall be revocable on each July 1 following its issuance, provided that an inspection by the Code Enforcement Officer shall reveal noncompliance with the terms of this chapter or deviations in the pool or accessory installations from the plans for same as originally approved. The revocation shall be in writing and mailed to the owner at the address given on the original permit. A permit, once revoked, may not be reinstated, but an application may be made for a new permit. A fee for a one-family or two-family dwelling and for all others, as set forth in the fee schedule adopted by resolution by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Fairport, shall be charged for each permit.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The fee schedule is on file in the office of the Village Clerk.
A. 
Each application for a building permit to construct, build, erect or maintain a swimming pool shall be accompanied by one set of plans, which shall be kept on file by the Village Clerk. Each application shall contain the following:
(1) 
A plot plan.
(2) 
Pool dimensions, surface areas and volume in gallons, method of filling and source of water supply.
(3) 
Waste disposal system.
B. 
No permit shall be issued upon an application by a swimming club until the application is signed by the Code Enforcement Officer, who shall certify that the proposed application meets the requirements of § 550-52B(6) of Chapter 550, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Fairport.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[Amended 9-12-1977 by L.L. No. 5-1977]
The minimum yard depth requirements for swimming pools are specified in § 550-8B of Chapter 550, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Fairport.
[Amended 9-12-1977 by L.L. No. 5-1977[1]]
All swimming pools shall be surrounded by a fence conforming to the requirements of § 550-48B(1)(g) of Chapter 550, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of Fairport.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
Lights, if any, shall be so arranged as not to be an annoyance or nuisance to neighbors.
The following safety and health requirements are deemed the minimum required in all applications:
A. 
Interconnections. There shall be no physical connections between a potable public or private water supply system and a pool structure, at a point below the maximum flow line of the pool, nor to a recirculating or heating system of a pool, unless such physical connection is so installed and operated that no pool water can be discharged or siphoned into a potable water supply system.
B. 
Drains. Drainage from an artificial pool structure shall not be discharged to a sewer receiving domestic sewage. Drainage may be discharged to a stormwater sewer in such a manner that sewage cannot be siphoned, flooded or otherwise discharged into the pool.
C. 
Overflow drains. All overflow drains shall be at least two inches wasting into three inches line, with extreme ends of lines to be vented.
D. 
Outlet drains. All outlet drains shall be not less than four inches diameter. A back-water valve shall be installed between the pool and the sewer.
E. 
No electric wires shall be permitted over the swimming pool or aboveground near the swimming pool, and precautions shall be taken so that neither the pool, the water nor the wire fence can be charged.
In addition to the revocation of permit provided for in § 462-5, any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter, for each and every such violation, shall be subject to a penalty of not exceeding $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).