[Adopted 4-16-1959 by Ord. No. 251]
The words, terms or phrases listed below, for the purpose of this article, shall be defined as follows:
- PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
- Any pool used and maintained for swimming purposes by an individual for use by his household and guests and located on a lot as an accessory use to a residence. Both artificial and partly artificial pools shall be included. "Partly artificial pools" shall mean pools formed from a natural body of water so limited in flow that the quality or quantity of the water must be maintained by artificial means.
- PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL
- Any pool used and maintained by an individual, firm, corporation, club or association of persons for use by the public or club members and their invitees and guests.
- WADING POOL
- A pool not designed or used for swimming and installed below ground level, with a maximum area of 120 square feet and a maximum depth of 24 inches.
It shall be unlawful to construct or establish a private swimming pool, wading pool or public swimming pool, as herein defined, without having obtained a permit therefor in the manner hereinafter described.
[Amended 8-12-1982 by Ord. No. 2-82]
Application for a permit for the construction of a swimming pool or wading pool shall be made to the Building Inspector. Each application shall be accompanied by duplicate sets of plans, specifications and plot plans of the property. The location of the pool on the property shall be shown, together with the location, height and type of fencing or walls and accessory buildings. No permit shall be issued until the plans, specifications and plot plan have been approved by the Building Inspector and approval has been certified on said plans. The Borough Council may from time to time by resolution establish the amount of the fee for a swimming pool permit and a wading pool permit.
Editor's Note: Former § 114-4, Annual operation permit and inspection required; fee, as amended 8-12-1982 by Ord. No. 2-82, was repealed 6-12-1992 by Ord. No. 8-92.
The construction and design of such pools shall be such that the same may be maintained and operated as to be clean and sanitary at all times. The owner of every such pool shall be responsible to maintain said pool in such condition as to prevent breaks in the pool chassis or water from the pool overflowing into adjacent public or private property. Sand or earth bottoms shall not be used. Public swimming pools shall be constructed, equipped and maintained in strict conformity with the currently published provisions of the Swimming Pool Code issued by the State Board of Health.
There shall be no connection between a potable public or private water supply system and a pool at a point below the maximum flow line of the pool. No pool water shall be discharged or siphoned into a potable water supply system.
[Amended 11-14-1974 by Ord. No. 315]
Each swimming pool and wading pool, as herein defined, shall be provided with one drain pipe which shall not be over two inches in diameter. Such drain pipe shall provide drainage from such pool to the property of the owner or to a storm sewer or stream.
[Amended 5-11-2011 by Ord. No. 6-2011]
No pool, including enclosures and accessory buildings hereafter constructed, shall be located nearer to any street line on which the pool property abuts than the established building line on said street, nor shall the same be located nearer than 10 feet to any abutting line.
No artificial lighting shall be installed, maintained or operated in such a manner as to be a nuisance or annoyance to neighboring property.
[Amended 12-14-1995 by Ord. No. 14-95]
A permanent barrier or obstruction not less than four feet nor more than five feet in height shall be constructed in such a manner as to entirely enclose the area in which the swimming pool or wading pool is located and to bar all reasonable and normal access to such pools, except through a substantially self-closing gate or gates of a height of at least four feet but not exceeding five feet, equipped with facilities for locking said gate or gates when the pool is unattended or unguarded.
[Amended 6-12-1992 by Ord. No. 8-92]
The owner and operator of every swimming pool or wading pool constructed in the Borough of Riverton shall at all times comply with the provisions of this article and with the requirements of the health authorities. The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Zoning Officer, Construction Code Official, Board of Health or such other duly authorized Borough authority.
Any person violating this article shall be subject to a fine not to exceed $50 and, upon default in the payment thereof, may be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 10 days. Every day that such violation continues shall constitute a separate offense.