[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of the Branch Ch. 75 of the 1973 Code; amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to construct, install, enlarge or maintain any outdoor swimming pool in the Village of the Branch except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter and the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in its entirety.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- SWIMMING POOL
- A receptacle for water or an artificial pool capable of holding water to a depth at any point of more than 24 inches deep at any point, designed or intended for the purpose of immersion or partial immersion therein and including all appurtenant equipment. The word "pool" shall be construed to mean in-ground, above-ground and on-ground outdoor water pools, hot tubs and spas that are installed or constructed indoors or outdoors.
No person, firm or corporation shall commence the erection, construction, enlargement, alteration, removal or improvement of any pool, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a separate permit from the Building Inspector for each said pool, except that no building permit shall be required for the performance of ordinary repairs which are not structural in nature.
Pool walls and floors shall be constructed of any impervious material which shall provide a tight tank and shall be of sufficient strength to contain the water therein.
All drawings and plans for the construction, installation, enlargement or alteration of any pool shall be submitted to the Building Inspector for examination and approval as to proper location and construction.
Plans and drawings shall show lot lines and shall include information pertinent to the pool, fence construction, water supply system, drainage, water disposal system and all appurtenances as well as detailed plans and vertical elevations.
Pools, appurtenances, water supply and drainage systems and fences shall be constructed in conformity with the approved plans.
All water either overflowing or emptying from the pool shall be disposed of on the owner's land, and plans submitted shall show provisions made for such water from flowing on the land of any adjoining property owner or into any abutting street.
All pools shall be completely and continuously surrounded and enclosed by a permanent durable wall, barrier or fence in accordance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code requirements.
During the construction, installation, enlargement or alteration of any swimming pool, the swimming pool shall be enclosed by a temporary enclosure in accordance with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code.
All pools shall comply with the requirements of Chapter 275, Zoning, of the Code of the Village of the Branch relating to accessory buildings, except that the lot area occupied by such pools shall not be included in computing the percentage of lot area which may be built upon.
All lights used to illuminate the pool or pool area shall be shielded so as to prevent their shining upon the property of any adjacent property owner.
Any person who violates or refuses to comply with this chapter shall be punishable by a maximum fine of $500 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both.