Borough of Pemberton, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Pemberton 9-18-1967 by Ord. No. 6-1967. (Ch. 93 of the 1975 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform Construction Codes — See Ch. 77.
Fences, generally — See Ch. 96.
Water and sewers — See Ch. 205.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SWIMMING POOL
Any structure intended for swimming, recreational bathing or wading that contains water over 24 inches (610 mm) deep. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground pools; hot tubs; spas and fixed-in-place wading pools.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
No private swimming pool as hereafter described shall be installed or maintained unless:
(1) 
There shall be erected and maintained a fence having a minimum height of not less than four feet and a maximum height of not more than 10 feet. The wall of a dwelling house or accessory building may serve and be used as an integral part of the fence.
(2) 
Such fence shall completely surround the area of the swimming pool and shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than four inches in any dimension except for doors and gates. If wire fencing is used, the same shall be no lighter than eleven-gauge wire.
(3) 
All doors or gates opening through such enclosures shall conform to the specifications required above as to height and dimensions of openings and shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the door or gate securely closed at all times when not in actual use, except the door of any dwelling which forms a part of the enclosure need not be so equipped. Gates and doors shall be locked at all times when pool is not in use.
B. 
The Borough Council may make modifications in individual cases, upon a showing of good cause, with respect to the height, nature or location of the fence, wall, gates or latches or the necessity therefor, provided the protection as sought hereunder is not reduced thereby.
Building permit applications shall be made to the Building Inspector and be accompanied by:
A. 
Two complete sets of construction plans for the proposed pool, drawn accurately to scale, describing in detail the type and location of fencing to be used, together with location of gates or doors opening through the enclosure.
B. 
A fee of $50 for each permit.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. II).
A. 
All pools shall be equipped with filtering equipment, and the circulating units of said equipment shall have sufficient capacity to recirculate the entire contents of the pool within eight hours or less.
B. 
The chlorine residuals and pH values shall be maintained within ranges indicated below:
pH
Free Chlorine Residual
7.0 — 7.6
0.4 — 0.6 ppm
8.0 — 8.4
2.0 — 5.0 ppm
C. 
The Burlington County Board of Health may designate proper officials to take samples of all pools in the Borough of Pemberton to ensure compliance herewith.
[Amended 8-18-1975 by Ord. No. 9-1975]
[Amended 8-18-1975 by Ord. No. 9-1975]
Whenever any pool is a hazard to the health of the public, the Burlington County Board of Health or such official constituted to act on behalf of said Board is authorized to summarily close any such pool upon the failure of the owner, lessee or occupant of the premises upon which such pool is located to take satisfactory or reasonably prompt action to abate such hazard to the health of the public within 24 hours of the receipt of the notice to do so by said Board of Health or said official, and keep such pool closed until no further hazard to the public exists.
A. 
The provisions of this chapter shall apply to the following private pools:
(1) 
Excavated pools presently unenclosed by fencing.
(2) 
Excavated pools hereafter constructed.
(3) 
Above-surface pools capable of holding water to a depth of two feet or more.
B. 
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to wading pools, which are here defined as any artificially constructed pool intended for use by children, not designed or used for swimming and capable of being removed for storage.
All persons with existing pools as defined above shall conform to the provisions of this chapter within 60 days from the date of final enactment of this chapter.
[Amended 8-18-1975 by Ord. No. 9-1975]
Any person who shall violate this chapter shall be guilty of an offense and, upon conviction, shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article I, of the Code of the Borough of Pemberton. Each week's violation shall constitute a separate and additional violation. Notwithstanding the penalty hereinabove provided, the Borough of Pemberton may enforce obedience to this chapter or any part thereof by injunction to restrain such violation.