Village of Hanley Hills, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 2012 §530.010; Ord. No. 991 Art. 1, 6-17-2010]
A "residential swimming pool" is any constructed pool, including pre-fabricated pools, used for swimming or bathing, over twenty-four (24) inches in depth, or with a surface area exceeding two hundred fifty (250) square feet, which is used, or intended to be used, in connection with a single-family residence and available only to the family of the householder and his/her private guests.
[R.O. 2012 §530.020; Ord. No. 991 Art. 2, 6-17-2010]
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm, association or corporation to construct, altar, or to commence the excavation, construction, or alteration of a pool without first filing with the Building Commissioner at such other place or department as directed by the Board of Trustees an application in writing together with plans and specifications theretofore and obtaining a building permit and paying a fee therefor.
B. 
The Building Commissioner may revoke any permit for failure to comply with this Chapter. Before a permit is revoked, the pool owner shall have notice in writing listing and describing the instances of failure to comply with this Chapter. The permit shall be re-issued upon proper application and upon presentation that the deficiencies causing revocation have been corrected.
C. 
All residents owning pools in existence as of the date of passage of this revised Chapter shall be notified in writing of the new ordinance with a copy thereof included. These pools already in existence shall be "grandfathered in" regarding the location or site of the present pool. Any future alterations/modifications in size, etc., will be considered a new pool, cause for the application of a new permit and compliance to the revised Chapter.
1. 
All existing pools will be inspected immediately at the Village's expense to determine compliance with this revised Chapter. Those residents will be notified of the result of their inspection. A copy of that inspection will be placed in their address file in the Village Hall. Any deficiencies need to be corrected by thirty (30) business days after the written listing describing the instances of failure is received. The pool will be reinspected after that thirty (30) days. If the pool passes, the reinspection is at the Village's expense and the pool can remain open. If the pool fails, the owner will be charged for that inspection, summons will be issued, and the pool will be closed.
2. 
All pools will be required to have an annual inspection by the Building Commissioner by May 15, 2011 and every May fifteenth (15th) thereafter. If the Building Commissioner has any concerns, they may call in our Building Inspector at the owner's expense to verify if any problems exist. Approved inspections will be kept on file in the Village Hall under the address of the pool.
[R.O. 2012 §530.030; Ord. No. 991 Art. 3, 6-17-2010]
A. 
Pools for which a permit is required under this Chapter shall not be located within ten (10) feet of a side or rear lot line nor within six (6) feet of any principal structure or frost footing.
B. 
No portion of the pool shall be located in the property frontage of any premises.
C. 
No pool shall be located in the side yard area; that is the area between the corner side property and the building corner side property line and the building corner line, and the building setback line, unless the side yard is fenced with a privacy fence not less than five (5) feet in height.
D. 
No portion of the pool shall be located closer than two (2) feet horizontally to any buried power cable and no closer than ten (10) feet horizontally to any overhead power line.
E. 
Pools shall not be located closer than ten (10) feet to any portion of a private sewage system.
F. 
Pools shall be drained to the street storm sewer system in an approved manner that will not create a nuisance to the adjoining property.
[R.O. 2012 §530.040; Ord. No. 991 Art. 4, 6-17-2010]
A. 
The swimming pool must be protected on all sides by a barrier at least fifty-four (54) inches in height not more than six (6) feet in height, above finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool. Gates in barriers shall open outwardly away from the pool, be self-closing and self-latching. Where a wall of the house serves as part of the barrier, either all doors with direct access to the swimming pool shall be equipped with an approved audible alarm or all doors be self-closing and self-latching.
B. 
No building, shed or bathhouse shall be erected in connection with any swimming pool, nor on any part of the premises.
C. 
Outside ladders shall have threads on steps constructed of non-slip material at least two and one-half (2½) inches wide for their full length, shall equipped with a handrail on both sides and are not allowed to be in place when the pool is unattended.
[R.O. 2012 §530.050; Ord. No. 991 Art. 5, 6-17-2010]
A. 
The water in the pool shall be clear and non-turbid within the pH range of 7.2 to 7.6. A standard test kit to determine the pH shall be on site at all private pools, and shall be used to check on the adequacy of the pH treatment.
B. 
Every private pool shall be equipped with a water recirculation system. The recirculation system shall consist of pumping equipment; a hair and lint catcher; rapid pressure filters, together with all the necessary pipe connections to the pool inlets and outlets and for backwashing the filters; and equipment for disinfecting pool water.
C. 
Cross-connections between the public water system and the swimming pool shall not be allowed unless they are constructed in a manner which will prevent the back flow of swimming pool water into the public water system. The Building Commissioner shall not approve any swimming pool plans which do not comply with this requirement.
D. 
Water shall not be allowed to remain in any unused or abandoned pool.
[R.O. 2012 §530.060; Ord. No. 991 Art. 6, 6-17-2010]
A. 
All private pools shall have life-saving equipment consisting of at least:
1. 
One (1) ring buoy not more than fifteen (15) inches in diameter to which is attached a rope three-sixteenths (3/16) inch in diameter and of a length at least equal to the greatest dimension of the swimming pool.
2. 
One (1) life pole, or shepherd's crook type of pole, at least ten (10) feet long and having blunted ends.
This emergency equipment shall be used for emergency purposes only.
[R.O. 2012 §530.070; Ord. No. 991 Art. 7, 6-17-2010]
It shall be unlawful for any person to make, continue or cause to be made or continue at any private swimming pool or family pool any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise which annoys, disturbs, injures, or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of others. In the operation of a swimming pool, the use or permitting the use or operation of any radio, receiving set, musical instrument, phonograph or other machine or device for the producing or reproducing of sound in such a manner as to disturb the peace, quiet, and comfort of the neighboring inhabitants at any time with louder volume than is necessary for convenient hearing of the person or persons who are in the swimming pool premises shall be unlawful.
[R.O. 2012 §530.080; Ord. No. 991 Art. 8, 6-17-2010]
The Village of Hanley Hills disclaims all liability as to pools within the Village recognizing that individual property owners must maintain and provide a proper and safe pool.
[R.O. 2012 §530.090; Ord. No. 991 Art. 9, 6-17-2010]
Any person, firm, or corporation violating this Chapter shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for each offense. A separate offense shall be deemed committed for each and every day which a violation continues or exists.