City of Winchester, MO
St. Louis County
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[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.010), 9-8-1993]
The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this Chapter and as used elsewhere in this Code, have the meanings shown herein.
ABOVE-GROUND/ON-GROUND POOL
See definition of private swimming pool.
BARRIER
A fence, a wall, a building wall or a combination thereof which completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the private swimming pool.
HOT TUB
See definition of private swimming pool.
IN-GROUND POOL
See definition of private swimming pool.
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL
Any structure that contains water over twenty-four (24) inches in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing and which is available only to the family and guests of the householder. This includes in-ground, above-ground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL, INDOOR
Any private swimming pool that is totally contained within a private structure and surrounded on all four (4) sides by walls of said structure.
PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL, OUTDOOR
Any private swimming pool that is not an indoor pool.
PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL
Any swimming pool other than a private swimming pool.
SPA
See definition of "PRIVATE SWIMMING POOL".
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.020), 9-8-1993]
A. 
A non-refundable deposit of fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be paid which will be applied to the fee at time of application for a permit.
B. 
The fee for said permit shall be:
Above-ground pools eighteen (18) feet in diameter or less — Thirty-five dollars ($35.00).
Above-ground pools more than eighteen (18) feet in diameter — Fifty dollars ($50.00).
In-ground pools — One hundred dollars ($100.00).
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.030), 9-8-1993]
The pool area of a raised private swimming pool or a private swimming pool which is provided with permanent steps or one which is sunk or built into the ground in whole or in part shall be enclosed by a permanent structure, enclosure or substantial barrier which shall be adequate to deter entry into the pool area and sufficient to prevent persons, children or animals from danger or harm and shall be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching lock gate. A dwelling house or accessory building may be part of such enclosure. Such permanent structure, enclosure or substantial barrier shall not be less than forty-eight (48) inches in height.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.040), 9-8-1993]
Swimming pools shall be composed of containers which are watertight, leakproof and easily cleaned and which are built to withstand the pressure and force for which it is designed.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.050), 9-8-1993]
Abandoned or unused private swimming pools, situated on residential premises which are not occupied or dwelt in or those not in use for prolonged periods, shall either be completely drained or equipped with a pool cover approved by the Building Official as being adequate to prevent accidental drowning.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.060), 9-8-1993]
Contractors shall have the responsibility of properly protecting excavation sites in the course of construction so that no undue hazard is created by periods of rainfall or work stoppage.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.070), 9-8-1993]
It shall be the responsibility of owners of swimming pools to keep the water in a swimming pool in a sanitary condition and shall keep the container itself clean and sanitary while the pool is in use. Inspecting Health Department personnel shall judge the condition of the water and the water container.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.080), 9-8-1993]
The Department of Health may order the discontinuance of the use of any wading pool upon making a finding the same is unhealthful, unsanitary or dangerous to such an extent that health, life or property would be endangered or threatened as a result thereof. Designated authorities shall have the right to inspect wading pools when they deem necessary. It shall be a violation of this Chapter to deny access to the pool or pool area to said health authorities.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.090), 9-8-1993]
When health authorities find violations of these provisions, a written notice shall be sent to the owner who, upon receipt of the notice, shall take immediate action to correct the condition and shall notify the health authorities when compliance has been effected. Health authorities shall reinspect to approve or disapprove the action taken. Violations other than protective barriers must be corrected within five (5) days.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.100), 9-8-1993]
Existing Swimming Pools. All private swimming pools heretofore constructed shall be brought into compliance with the provisions of this Chapter relating to protective barriers within forty-five (45) days hereof. Whenever the Building Official finds non-compliance with this requirement, he/she shall proceed with respect to such violation as provided in the penalty provisions of this Chapter.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.110), 9-8-1993]
Drainage shall be in compliance with local regulations and any permanent wastewater connection must be approved by Metropolitan Sewer District or County Health Department permit. No water drainage shall be directed onto adjoining property at any point.
[Ord. No. 702 §1 (535.120), 9-8-1993]
No electrical connections for recirculating water pumps, filter equipment, outdoor lights, etc., shall be made without the approval of the proper electrical or Building Official.
[Ord. No. 702 §1(535.130), 9-8-1993]
Failure to comply with the provisions of this Chapter shall be punished in accordance with Section 100.260, General Penalty Provision. Each day of violation shall be considered a separate offense.