[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Glen Cove 8-25-1981 by L.L. No. 1-1981 as Ch. 35 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the "City of Glen Cove Swimming Pool Ordinance."
No outdoor pool shall be constructed, erected or maintained except in conformity with this chapter and other applicable provisions of this code.
As used in this chapter, unless the context or subject matter otherwise requires:
- OUTDOOR WATER POOL
- Any swimming pool, tank, depression or excavation in any material, dike or berm constructed, erected, excavated or maintained which will cause the retaining of water to a depth greater than 18 inches or having an open surface area of water greater than 100 square feet, except such as shall be hereinafter excluded. The word "pool" shall be construed to mean an outdoor water pool.
Excluded from the provisions of this chapter shall be outdoor ice-skating rinks or surfaces of water used for ice skating, and water storage tanks, when such tanks are completely enclosed by the principal material of their construction.
If a man-made pool has an open surface area of 40,000 square feet or more with a gradual slope of at least 25 feet on all sides, the depth thereof shall be permitted to be 3 1/2 feet before the fencing and enclosing provisions of this chapter shall attach.
Required. Permits for the construction, erection or maintenance of such pool shall be issued by the Building Department Administrator and shall be subject to all applicable provisions of Chapter 280, Zoning, and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
All pools shall comply with the requirements of the provisions of the zoning regulations applicable to accessory buildings, except that the yard area occupied by such pools shall not be included in computing the percentage of lot area permitted to be built upon.
Adequate fencing shall be provided to prevent accidental entry and unauthorized use of the pool, which fencing shall be at least two feet distant from the pool. Such fencing shall be erected and maintained so as to completely enclose at least the outside perimeter of the pool, or the perimeter yard in which the pool is situated.
All gates or doors must be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching device located on the inside of the gate or door. Such gate or door must be securely closed and locked at all times when not in actual use.
No pool shall be built, constructed or maintained except of materials having adequate strength to retain the water contained therein. It shall be designed in accordance with sound engineering practices, and the applicant shall furnish complete plans, data and specifications to enable the Building Department Administrator to evaluate such structure.
Pools shall be built watertight. The inside surface shall be made of a smooth, nonabsorbent material with rounded corners, and shall be so constructed as to be easily cleaned.
Drainage of the pool by overflow or drain outlet shall conform to the requirements of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code for plumbing. Water drained or overflowing from the pool shall be restrained from flowing on the land of any adjoining property owner, except with his or her consent, or into any abutting street, and shall be disposed of on the owner's land, or at the owner's expense discharged directly to an existing city storm sewer, provided permission therefor is obtained from the Director of Public Works. The applicant shall show in his or her application the plan for the disposal of water.
Drain outlet, overflow. Pools shall be provided with a drain outlet so located that the entire pool can be emptied. Pools shall also be supplied with an overflow at the high-water line. Such drain shall be at least three inches in diameter and shall be trapped before connecting with the drainage system. The trap shall be vented. Such overflow shall be connected to the inlet side of the trap and on the sewer side of the valve on the emptying drain. Drain and circulating outlets shall be fitted with a device to reduce the vortex.
Drainage around pool. The spaces around the pool shall be drained in such a manner as to prevent the water from draining into the pool. Such spaces may pitch into drained gutters built into the sides of the pool. The drains in the gutters may also serve as overflows.
Size of drain, vent connection. The size of the drain and vent connection shall be determined by the capacity of the pool when filled to the overflow level.
Diameter of trap. The diameter of the trap shall be at least the diameter of the drainpipe.
Generally. Pools shall be equipped to provide a continuous supply of clear, wholesome water at the rate of 20 gallons per hour for each bather using the pool in any one hour. The supply may be either fresh water from an approved water supply system, or such supply may be recirculated if approved means are provided for filtering and sterilizing the water before such water is reintroduced into the pool. The inlets shall be located so as to circulate the water over the entire area of the pool.
Piping of recirculating system. The piping of a recirculating system shall be kept entirely separate from the city or domestic supply system.
Sterilizing and filtration equipment shall be adequate to keep a pool in a sanitary condition at all times.