Town of Mansfield, MA
Bristol County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Mansfield 5-19-2015 ATM by Art. 21. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Building construction — See Ch. 94.
Zoning — See Ch. 230.
All swimming pools hereinafter erected or now in existence capable of containing a depth of water exceeding 24 inches at one point shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than three feet in height. The intent and purpose of such enclosure shall be to prevent the accidental drowning of or injury to small children and to secure the safety of all pool users.
All gates and openings through such enclosure shall be not less than the same height as the fence or wall and shall be equipped with a self-enclosing and self-latching device placed three feet above the ground or otherwise made inaccessible from the outside to small children.
Permits for the erection of said swimming pool must be obtained from the Building Inspector.
For the purpose of this bylaw, a swimming pool shall be considered a structure and must meet public health and safety standards while being consistent with the requirements of zoning and building regulations approved and adopted by the Town of Mansfield and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Existing pools must have fence installation completed prior to use for 1973 summer swimming or completed by June 30, whichever occurs sooner.
This bylaw shall not apply to aboveground swimming pools.