[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Waverly as Ch. 26 of the 1973 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- A portion of a subdivision or other parcel of land, with or without building development.
- PERMANENT POOL
- Any constructed pool which cannot be disassembled, moved or relocated in its entirety or in parts.
- POOL DEPTH
- The distance between the floor of the pool and the maximum operating level of water when such pool is in use.
- PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL
- A swimming pool, whether permanent or temporary, which is intended for and maintained by an individual primarily for the sole use of his household and guests and not for the purpose of profit or in connection with any business operated for profit.
- PUBLIC SWIMMING POOL
- A swimming pool which is operated and maintained by a governmental agency or by any organization for members on either a profit or nonprofit basis, or by an individual for a consideration.
- SWIMMING POOL
- An accessory structure, whether indoors or outdoors, which is a receptacle for water, or an artificial pool of water having a depth at any point of more than 24 inches and with a capacity of more than 1,000 gallons, or with a water surface area exceeding 250 square feet which is used or intended for the purpose of immersion or partial immersion therein of human beings, and including all appurtenant equipment constructed, installed and maintained in or above the ground.
- TEMPORARY POOL
- Any manufactured pool designed, either in its entirety or by sections, for seasonal assembly and dismantling.
Every swimming pool constructed, installed, altered, maintained, removed or demolished within this City shall comply with all applicable provisions of this chapter.
All public swimming pools within this City shall conform with the requirements of state law.
The Health Officer shall have jurisdiction over all swimming pools within the City. The owners of all permanently constructed swimming pools shall, before filling the same with water, notify the Health Officer, who shall cause an inspection to be made of any such permanently constructed swimming pool before the same shall be used to ascertain that the same complies with this chapter and all health ordinances of the City, and with the laws of the state.
No portion of an outdoor private residential swimming pool, except the walkway or appurtenant equipment (pumps, filters, etc.), shall be located at a distance of less than 10 feet from any side or rear property line or building line, except where such appurtenant equipment serving the swimming pool shall be permitted in the required side yard between dwellings.
Unused pools on residential premises not occupied or dwelt in for periods of 30 days or more shall be completely drained or equipped with an approved pool cover. Abandoned pools shall be removed or filled to the grade of adjacent land.
No private residential swimming pool shall be used, kept, maintained or operated in the City if such use, keeping, maintaining or operation shall be the occasion of any nuisance, danger to life or detriment to health.
It shall be the duty of the owner of any private residential swimming pool to request an inspection by the City of said pool during the 30 days following the first day of May of each year or within 10 days of placing the pool in operation for each year, whichever occurs earlier.
Reasonable periodic inspection and testing as required shall automatically be provided by the City to all private residential swimming pools.
If the Mayor and/or City Council has reasonable cause to believe that any private residential swimming pool does not meet the operational requirements of this article, it shall authorize the Health Officer or Building Department to inspect such swimming pool.
If the inspecting officer or officers find that the operation of any private residential swimming pool in this City does not meet applicable requirements of this article, or that such violations endanger the City water distribution system, they may direct that the pool be closed until such time as the requirements of this article are met.
No person shall construct, erect or alter a private residential swimming pool without first having obtained a building permit therefor.
Application. Application for a permit required by this article shall be in writing on such form as shall be made available by the City. Such application shall briefly describe the proposed work or structure and shall contain such information, drawings, plans and specifications as are prescribed therein. Application shall be made by the owner or lessee or agent of either, or the architect, engineer or builder employed in connection herewith. Such application shall contain the full names and addresses of the applicant and of the owner or lessee or agent of either and, if the applicant is a corporate body, its responsible officers.
Drawings, plans and specifications. Applications for permits required by this section for pools with a capacity of 5,000 gallons or more shall be accompanied by plans and specifications in duplicate and in sufficient detail showing the following:
Lot or plot plan showing lot lines, pool area plan and elevations, with dimensions all drawn to scale of not less than 1/8 inch to the foot.
Pool dimensions, depths and volume in gallons.
Type and size of filter systems, filtration and backwash capacities.
Pool piping layout, with all pipes and valves shown, and types of materials to be used.
The rated capacity of the pool pump in gallons per minute, and its working head at filtration and backwash flows.
The size and type of pool pump motor.
Location and type of water supply.
Location and type of waste disposal system.
Type and location of walk and fence construction as required.
All private residential swimming pools, appurtenances, water supply and drainage systems shall be constructed in conformity with approved plans. If deviation from such plans is desired, a supplementary plan conforming to the provisions of this article shall be filed. All work shall stop until approval of the supplementary plan has been granted by the City.
The Building Department and/or Health Officer may recommend such other construction standards for private residential swimming pools as are deemed necessary or advisable by related conditions upon issuance of each permit.
Permanent private residential swimming pools shall be engineered and designed to comply with applicable provisions of the City Building Code, as amended, where not in conflict with this article. Temporary private residential swimming pools shall be engineered and designed to withstand all anticipated forces to which it will be subjected. Wood shall not be used at, above or below grade as an integral part of the structure.
Private residential swimming pools shall be constructed of any impervious material which will provide a tight, smooth, leakproof tank.
The walls and floors of private residential swimming pools shall be white or of a light-colored finish with easily cleaned surfaces.
All permanent private residential swimming pools shall be enclosed with a solid or chain-link type fence (or equal), no less than six feet in height, complete with an approved locked gate. No fencing shall be required for temporary private residential swimming pools with straight sides.
All permanent private residential swimming pools shall have a walkway not less than 30 inches in width extending entirely around and abutting the perimeter of the pool. Grading of the pool area shall be such as to avert surface water from entering the pool.
All water used in connection with the filling and operation of a private residential swimming pool shall come from the City water distribution system or from private wells existing on the effective date of this chapter. Upon request and adequate advance notification, City personnel may provide the initial supply of pool water from the City water distribution system; provided, however, that in the event water is taken from the City water system, an application therefor shall be made to the Utilities Superintendent, who shall prescribe the time, gallonage and other applicable rules, regulations and specifications therefor.
No private residential swimming pool drain outlets, subsurface, footing or other related drainage of such pools shall be directly discharged into any City sanitary sewerage system.
Artificial lighting of all outdoor private residential swimming pool areas shall be so shielded and shaded that no appreciable amount of light extends beyond the lot lines. All such artificial lighting shall be subject to approval of the Electrical Inspector.
All private residential swimming pools shall be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition and all equipment shall be maintained in a satisfactory operating condition during periods such pools are in use.