Village of Pulaski, NY
Oswego County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Pulaski 3-4-1975 by L.L. No. 1-1975 as Ch. 35 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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 greater than 24 inches or a surface area greater than 250 square feet, used for swimming or bathing and constructed, installed or maintained in or above the ground.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A swimming pool may be maintained as an accessory use in any zoning district subject to the following regulations:
A. 
Pool permit; fee. No swimming pool shall be constructed or erected until a pool permit is granted. A fee as established by the Village Board shall be charged for any permit so granted. Application for a permit shall be accompanied by a plan showing the approximate location and construction of the pool, filtering system, power supply, existing buildings, water, sewer, power and gas lines and the method of disposal of waste water.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
B. 
Yards. A swimming pool shall not be located nearer to the street than the established setback line, and the pool and the appurtenances thereto shall be located so as to have a yard not less than 10 feet in width on all sides.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
C. 
Fences. Swimming pools shall be surrounded by a fence or barrier at least four feet in height for an aboveground pool; four feet in height for an in-ground pool, but not over six feet in height, strong enough to make the pool inaccessible to small children and shall have a gate equipped with self-latching devices. This fence may be located on a property line and shall have no openings (other than doors or gates) larger than three inches square.[3]
[3]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
D. 
Lighting. Pool lighting shall not shine or reflect onto adjoining property.
E. 
Overhead power lines. No overhead power lines shall pass over the pool nor shall be maintained within 20 feet of the pool.
F. 
Maintenance equipment. All heating, filtering, disinfectant and recirculating equipment shall be located at least five feet away from the property lines.
G. 
Code compliance. All new installation of pools shall conform to the National Underwriters Code, which shall include a ground fault circuit.
H. 
Existing pools. Existing pools as of May 19, 1972, shall conform with Subsections C, D, and E of this section.
I. 
Abandonment. Abandoned pools shall be removed and the land returned to its original grade; aboveground pools shall be removed entirely from the premises.
J. 
Modification. The Board of Appeals may approve modifications upon written request of applicant, to these requirements in individual cases, with respect to the nature or location of pools, fences, gates or locking devices, provided the protection as sought hereunder is not reduced.
A violation of this chapter shall constitute a violation under the Penal Law. A violation shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $250 or 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. II).