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City of Englewood, NJ
Bergen County
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Swimming pools shall not be located and constructed or altered by any person until the Health Department has given formal plan approval.
Licenses or permits shall not be issued until the Health Department has received and approved a letter of application therefor, together with letters of approval from the planning and zoning agencies, and final plans, specifications and reports prepared by a licensed professional engineer or registered architect fully describing and setting forth all data as hereinafter required or as may otherwise be required by the Board of Health or its authorized agent.
A. 
Plans, specifications and reports shall include but not be limited to:
(1) 
Proposed site of the pool.
(2) 
Nature and extent of the area to be served by the pool, including type of pool (general public, club, instructional, camp, etc.) and estimated daily patronage and method of estimation.
(3) 
Basic design factors, including pool use and capacities of various units; source, volume, and nature of various wastes and method of disposal.
(4) 
Pool layout, construction and dimensions, including piping arrangement, pumps, bathhouses, toilet facilities and all other pool appurtenances, including recreational facilities.
(5) 
Disposal facilities for filter wastewaters, sanitary sewage and shower wastes if a municipal sewer is not available or, if a municipal sanitary sewer is available, the details of connection thereto.
(6) 
Proposed operation and maintenance procedure.
(7) 
Proposed supervisory personnel and safety equipment.
(8) 
Well construction if public water supply is not available.
(9) 
Specifications for construction of the swimming pool shall accompany all detail plans and reports.
B. 
Upon compliance with all provisions of this code and approval of the final plans, specifications, and report, together with the data contained therein, a license or permit shall be issued for the facility.
A. 
Approval to alter a swimming pool shall not be issued until the Health Department has received a letter of application therefor, together with such plans, specifications or reports as may be requested by the Board of Health to fully describe the proposed alteration.
B. 
Upon compliance with all applicable provisions of this code and approval of the requested alteration or proposal, a license or permit shall be issued.
Proposed design or construction features of a pool differing from the provisions of this code may be approved upon submission of evidence to the satisfaction of the Board of Health that public health or safety would not be affected by such design or construction.
Section 528-3 of this chapter relating to location and construction shall not apply to swimming pools in existence at the time of its adoption, except that any alterations of any unit or units of such swimming pool shall be made in accordance with the applicable provisions of this code. The provisions for enclosure in the rules and regulations shall apply to all pools.
Swimming pools shall not be operated by any person until the Health Department has given formal approval therefor by issuance of an appropriate license or permit. This license or permit shall be displayed in a conspicuous place on the premises where it may be readily observed by all patrons. No person shall operate a pool whose license therefor is suspended.
Licenses or permits to operate a swimming pool shall not be issued until a properly executed application containing information as requested on a form supplied by the Health Department has been submitted and approved by the Board.
Persons denied a license or permit shall be notified, in writing, accordingly by the Health Department. Such notice shall specify the reason for such action and the remedial action necessary to obtain approval for issuance of a license or permit.
A. 
The license or permit of any person to operate a swimming pool may be suspended at any time when, in the opinion of the Health Department or its authorized agent, such action is necessary to abate a present or threatened menace to public health.
B. 
The Health Officer may order the owner or operator of a swimming pool to prohibit any person from using it until correction for any of these reasons:
(1) 
Failure of the swimming pool equipment, structure, area or enclosure such as to jeopardize the health or safety of the persons using or operating it.
(2) 
Lack of properly functioning equipment or proper material for recirculating, treating or testing the swimming pool water.
(3) 
Lack of required supervisory personnel or required lifeguards.
(4) 
Presence of a pollutant or of a hazardous object or substance in the swimming pool.
(5) 
Failure to meet a water quality standard.
(6) 
Failure to possess a valid license to operate.
(7) 
Any other reason which poses an immediate health hazards.
A. 
When the Health Officer orders closing of a swimming pool, he shall issue a written order to the swimming pool owner or operator or his representative, stating that the swimming pool is to be closed immediately and specifying corrective action to be taken. The order shall be served upon the owner, representative or a person in charge of the swimming pool. The person on whom the order is served shall close the swimming pool immediately and shall prohibit any person from using it.
B. 
After the specified corrective action has been taken, the owner or operator or his representative shall notify the Health Officer that the swimming pool is ready for reinspection.
C. 
If upon reinspection the corrective action is approved, the swimming pool may be opened for use.
D. 
If upon reinspection the corrective action is not approved, the swimming pool shall be kept closed and out of use until corrective action is approved.
The person whose license or permit has been suspended or his representative in charge of the pool shall, at the time such license is suspended, be informed, in writing, that the license or permit to operate the pool is suspended, the reason for such action and the remedial action to be taken before the suspension may be lifted.
Persons whose licenses or permits have been denied or suspended shall be afforded hearings pursuant to Chapter 500, Licenses and Permits, of this code.
Reports of pool operation shall be submitted to the Health Department or its authorized agent within 10 days after the last day of the preceding month upon report forms furnished by the Health Officer.
No pool shall open to the public until written opening approval has been issued by the Health Department. Seasonally operated swimming pools shall be inspected each spring, prior to opening, to assure compliance with the provisions of this code.