Village of Footville, WI
Rock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Footville 7-7-1977 by Ord. No. 112 (Ch. 28 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful to construct, maintain, install, or enlarge any swimming pool in the Village, except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter enacted by the Village for public safety.
The term "swimming pool" is hereby defined as a receptacle for water, or an artificial pool of water having a depth at any point of more than two feet, intended for the purpose of immersion or partial immersion therein of human beings, and including all appurtenant equipment.
No portion of a swimming pool outside a building shall be located at a distance less than eight feet from any side or rear property line, or building line. Pumps, filters, and pool water disinfection equipment installations shall be located at a distance not less than eight feet from any side property line.
It shall be unlawful to proceed with the construction, installation, enlargement or alteration of any private residential swimming pool and appurtenances thereto within the Village unless a permit therefor shall have first been obtained from the Building Inspector. All private residential swimming pools, appurtenances, water supply and drainage systems shall be constructed in conformity with the approved plans therefor and with this chapter.
All outdoor swimming pools shall be completely enclosed by a fence. All fence openings or points of entry into the pool area enclosure shall be equipped with gates. The fence and gates shall be at least four feet six inches in height above the grade level and shall be constructed of a minimum number nine gauge woven wire mesh corrosion-resistant material, or similar material, or enclosed wooden fence of equal height as approved by the Building Inspector. All gates shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices placed at the top of the gate. Fence posts shall be decay or corrosion-resistant and shall be set in concrete bases.
The systems supplying recirculated water and makeup water to the pool shall be constructed in conformance with this chapter and the Wisconsin Statutes and regulations regulating plumbing.
Pools shall be equipped with facilities for completely emptying the pool and the discharge of the pool water to the storm sewer shall be at a rate not exceeding 200 gallons per minute. No direct connection shall be made to any sanitary sewer for the draining of said pool water. It shall be the responsibility of the owner to provide equipment, either hose, tank truck or otherwise, to empty the pool water into the storm sewer.
Equipment shall be provided for the disinfection of all pool water. Any disinfection method using materials other than chlorine compounds shall be subject to the approval of the sanitary inspector. Disinfection equipment installed for the use of chlorine compounds shall have sufficient capacity to maintain a minimum free chlorine residual of 0.5 parts per million.
Gaseous chlorination systems shall not be made use of as a disinfection method for pool water.
All electrical installations provided for, installed, and used in conjunction with private residential swimming pools, shall be in conformance with the ordinances regulating electrical installations.
No current carrying electrical conductors shall cross private residential swimming pools, either overhead or underground or within 15 feet of such pools.
All metal fences, enclosures, or railings near or adjacent to swimming pools, which might become electrically alive as a result of contact with broken overhead conductors or from any other cause, shall be effectively grounded.
Every swimming pool shall be equipped with one or more throwing ring buoys not more than 15 inches in diameter and having 60 feet of 3/16 inch line attached, and one or more light but strong poles with blunted ends and not less than 12 feet in length, for making reach assists or rescues.
The Health Officer of the Village periodically shall inspect all swimming pools to determine whether or not the provisions of the ordinances regarding health, sanitation and safety applicable thereto are being complied with.
[Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III)]
The fee for a permit for the erection or construction of a permanent swimming pool as provided in the Building Inspector fee schedule.