Borough of West Mifflin, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of West Mifflin as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 100.
Zoning — See Ch. 290.
[Adopted 5-26-1967 by Ord. No. 607 (Ch. 23, Part 1, of the 1999 Code of Ordinances)]
This article shall apply to any receptacle for water or any artificial pool of water erected above or below ground level which has a depth at any point of more than two feet and which is intended or used for the total or partial immersion therein of human beings for recreational purposes.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to construct, alter, maintain or repair a permanent-type, below-ground-level, private swimming pool shall apply to the Building Inspector of the Borough for a permit to construct, alter, maintain or repair the swimming pool and shall submit to the Building Inspector, in addition to the application for permit, detailed plans and specifications, in duplicate, setting forth the extent and character of the installation in all its structural parts and a plot plan, drawn to scale, showing the location of the proposed swimming pool and all elevations.
All other swimming pools of a portable nature must be constructed of a material which will provide a tight tank and easily cleaned surface.
All swimming pool installations shall comply with the health and sanitary regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Allegheny regulating swimming pools.
[Amended 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094]
All swimming pool installations shall comply with all ordinances of the Borough of West Mifflin and, in particular, Chapter 100, Construction Codes, Uniform, and Chapter 290, Zoning, as amended. The front yard, rear yard and side yard requirements of Chapter 290, Zoning, shall, in particular, be strictly observed. No portable swimming pool, furthermore, shall be allowed in the front yard of any dwelling as defined in Chapter 290, Zoning.
[Amended 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094]
Every swimming pool installation shall be enclosed by a fence having a height of at least four feet. No holes or other openings in such fence, other than the regular points of entry, shall have a length or width in excess of two inches. All points of entry into the area of the swimming pool shall be equipped with a secured gate having a locking device on the pool side, which locking device shall be inaccessible to small children.
[Amended 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094]
No pool shall provide a diving board unless sufficient space for diving shall have been provided for to a depth of eight feet and said diving board is approved by the Building Inspector of the Borough in accordance with the standards of Chapter 100, Construction Codes, Uniform.
All electrical wiring installed or used in conjunction with any swimming pool shall be in conformity with the National Electrical Code Standards, and the materials used or installed shall be as provided by the National Underwriters Laboratory.
The inspection and enforcement provisions of Chapter 290, Zoning, and the said Chapter 100, Construction Codes, Uniform, shall apply to swimming pools.
The permit fee for the installation or alteration of permanent-type swimming pools shall be the same as for a building of the same cost, as has already or may be established by the Council of the Borough of West Mifflin.
[Amended 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[Adopted 2-15-1968 by Ord. No. 624 (Ch. 23, Part 2, of the 1999 Code of Ordinances)]
This article shall apply to any receptacle for water or any artificial pool of water erected above or below ground level which has a depth at any point of more than two feet and which is intended or used for the total or partial immersion therein of human beings for bathing or recreational purposes.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation having or desiring to have within the Borough the receptacle described in § 254-12 of this article must register annually and apply for a permit for the same with the Building Inspector of the Borough.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation having an existing swimming pool must register, and the permit for the same must be obtained annually on or before the 31st day of May of each year.
Any person, firm, partnership or corporation desiring to install or erect a new swimming pool must register, and the permit for the same must be obtained before the erection or installation.
This article does not amend, alter, revise or repeal any of the provisions set forth in Article I, Construction Standards, of this chapter, but it is to be construed as a requirement in addition thereto.
[Amended 3-16-1999 by Ord. No. 1094]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs, and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this article continues shall constitute a separate offense.