Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Homestead 6-13-1975 by Ord. No. 908. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 124.
Water — See Ch. 252.
Zoning — See Ch. 260.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FAMILY POOL
A swimming pool used or intended to be used solely by the owner, operator or lessee thereof and his family, and by friends invited to use it without payment of any fee.
PERSON
Any person, individual, firm, partnership, association, corporation, company or any organization of any kind.
SWIMMING POOL
A body of water, including a family pool, in an artificial or semiartificial receptacle or other container, which has a depth at any point of more than 18 inches, which is used or intended to be used for the total or partial emersion thereof of human beings for recreational purposes and which is located, constructed, installed or placed in, on or above the ground outside of any structure.
A. 
Every outdoor private residential swimming pool or family pool 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 openings, holes or gaps larger than four inches in any dimension, except for doors and gates; and if a picket fence is erected or maintained, the horizontal dimension shall not exceed four inches.
B. 
All gates or doors opening onto such enclosure shall be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times when not in actual use. Said locking device shall be mounted on the pool side thereof so as to be inaccessible to small children.
C. 
These requirements shall be applicable to all new swimming pools or family pools hereafter constructed, other than indoor pools, and shall apply to all existing pools which have a minimum depth of 18 inches. No person in possession of land within the Borough of Homestead, either as owner, purchaser, lessee, tenant or licensee, upon which is situated a swimming pool or family pool having a minimum depth of 18 inches, shall fail to provide and maintain such wall or fence as herein provided.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in an amount not exceeding $100 or be imprisoned in the Allegheny County Jail for a period not exceeding 10 days, or be both so fined and imprisoned. Each day such violation is committed or permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense and shall be punishable as such hereunder.