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Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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A. 
Setbacks for swimming pools are set forth in Chapter 101, Zoning.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 78-20; 12-26-1991 by Ord. No. 91-18]
B. 
A private swimming pool of a permanent type shall not be constructed or installed closer to any building than the distance, in feet, equal to the maximum water depth, in feet, of the pool.
A. 
All materials used in the construction of private swimming pools shall be waterproof and so designed and constructed as to facilitate emptying and cleaning said pools. The materials used in said construction shall be maintained and operated in such manner as to be clean and sanitary at all times when such pool shall be subject to use.
B. 
Inlets of the treated water of any private swimming pool shall be so located and spaced as to provide satisfactory dispersion of the water throughout the pool and be so situated as not to interfere with draining, cleaning or disinfecting the bottom and sides of the pool.
C. 
Sand or earth bottoms shall not be used.
A. 
All permanent-type swimming pools now existing or hereafter constructed, installed, established or maintained shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height, which shall be so constructed as not to have open holes or gaps, if any, larger than four inches in diameter.
B. 
All enclosures, as provided in Subsection A above, shall have a gate or door or gates and doors for ingress or egress, and gates or doors shall not have open holes or gaps except as provided in Subsection A hereof. Each gate or door shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times when not in actual use. All gates and doors shall be locked when the pool is not in use or is not under the supervision of an adult.
A. 
All pool water must be filtered and treated chemically.
B. 
All pools shall be equipped with a system having the capacity to recirculate the entire contents of the pool at the minimum rate of three recirculations in a twenty-four-hour period.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 78-20]
C. 
All pools shall be equipped with a pressure sand filter, a diatomaceous filter or any similarly approved filter, which shall have sufficient capacity to provide a complete recirculation of the entire contents of the pool within 18 hours or less.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 78-20]
Bathhouses shall not be required in conjunction with private swimming pools. Any construction, however, including a bathhouse or screen enclosure, shall conform to the requirements of Chapter 50, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Chapter 101, Zoning.
[Amended 12-11-1978 by Ord. No. 78-20]
All private swimming pools or portable pools shall be provided with the necessary equipment for the drainage of the pool and for backwash water disposal. The drainage from said pool may be made either to lawns, fields, woods or an adequate dry well or sand filtering pit on the premises on which said private pool or portable pool is located, and provision must be made that the same does not overflow onto property belonging to others. Pool water discharging into a brook must have a minimum chlorine residual of 1/10 part per million. The discharge of water from such pools into a storm sewer or sanitary sewer shall be permitted only upon approval from the Borough Engineer made upon written application and in accordance with the regulations and recurring charges established by the Board of Public Works. The area immediately adjacent to the pool shall be so designed as to provide a slope to carry all surface waters away from the pool.
There shall be no physical connection with a potable public or private water supply system. If a fill pipe is used, the same must be installed at a minimum of two pipe diameters above the pool rim. A fill line shall not be required, and pools may be filled manually by hose.
No artificial lighting shall be maintained or operated in connection with a private swimming pool or portable pool in such a manner as to be a nuisance and annoyance to neighboring properties. Such lighting shall not shine directly upon any abutting property. No unshielded lights shall be permitted.
Pool water shall be periodically tested for residual chlorine by the orthotolidine method and color comparator having a set of standards for varying chlorine content which range from 2/10 to 6/10 parts per million. The pH of the pool water shall range from neutral 7.0 to slightly alkaline 7.6.
All pools supplied by a public water supply system shall be subject to closure by proclamation of the Mayor and Council during any period of emergency water shortage.