City of Bel-Nor, MO
St. Louis County
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[R.O. 1993 § 245.010; Ord. No. 391 § 1, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
This Chapter shall be known and cited as "Swimming Pools."
[R.O. 1993 § 245.020; Ord. No. 391 § 2, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
As used in this Chapter, the following words shall have the meaning ascribed to them:
SWIMMING POOL
A pool or tank, especially an artificial pool or tank, wading pool, hot tub or spray pool intended and adapted for swimming and/or held out as a swimming pool.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.030; Ord. No. 391 § 3, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
All swimming pools thirty (30) feet in length shall be provided with a pole at least fifteen (15) feet, equipped with a knobbed life hook, and lifeline anchors at the transition point (where shallow and deep water meet).
[R.O. 1993 § 245.040; Ord. No. 582[1] § 1, 11-20-1995]
Between October 1 and April 30, all outdoor pools which are unheated shall be drained and maintained in a clean condition or covered with a pool cover which is capable of supporting a person weighing one hundred ninety (190) pounds. Pool covers shall be maintained so that no water in excess of twelve (12) inches shall be allowed to accumulate thereon.
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Editor's Note: Ord. No. 582 repealed § 245.040 and enacted the provisions set out herein. Former § 245.030 derived from Ord. No. 391 § 4, 6-16-1986.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.050; Ord. No. 391 § 5, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
All swimming pools shall be equipped with one (1) or more throwing ring buoys not more than fifteen (15) inches in diameter and having sixty (60) feet of three-sixteenth-inch manila line attached.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.060; Ord. No. 391 § 6, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
No current-carrying electrical conductors shall pass over or under a swimming pool or within ten (10) feet of such pools.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.070; Ord. No. 391 § 7, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
Every swimming pool shall be completely surrounded by a fence not less than six (6) feet in height, which shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than four (4) inches in any dimension except for doors and gates, and no more than twelve (12) feet from the perimeter of any side of the pool. No fence for a pool will be used as a boundary fence between lots. A dwelling house or accessory building may be used as part of such enclosure. Such fences shall not conflict with any other ordinance of the City, and shall be constructed of such materials and in such manner as may be satisfactory to the Building Commissioner.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.080; Ord. No. 391 § 8, 6-16-1986]
All gates or doors opening through a fence shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device placed at the top of the gate or door for keeping the door or gate securely closed at all times when not in actual use. Such doors or gates shall be securely locked with a padlock or other locking device when the pool is not in use or left unattended.
[R.O. 1993 § 245.090; Ord. No. 391 § 9, 6-16-1986; Ord. No. 487, 4-19-1993]
All metal fences, enclosures or railings near or adjacent to swimming pools which might become electrically alive as a result of broken overhead conductors or from any other cause shall be effectively grounded.