Borough of Roselle Park, NJ
Union County
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[1980 Code § 196-1]
As used in this chapter:
PERMANENT POOL
Shall mean any private pool of permanent construction, whether subsurface or above surface, used by any person for swimming, bathing or wading.
PORTABLE POOL
Shall mean any above-surface-type pool not permanently affixed, capable of being removed for storage and used by any person for swimming, bathing or wading. All "portable pools" shall be removed and dismantled from October 1 of any year to April 30 of the succeeding year.
WADING POOL
Shall mean a shallow, above-surface, artificially constructed pool capable of being removed for storage, not exceeding twelve (12) inches in depth and not exceeding twelve (12) feet in length or diameter.
[1980 Code § 196-2]
A permit shall be required for the construction, erection or installation of all permanent pools, as herein defined. Application for such permit shall be made to the Construction Official on a form prescribed by him and shall be accompanied by three (3) copies of a plot plan and two (2) sets of plans and specifications. The Construction Official shall issue a permit, provided such plans for construction, erection or installation of such pool comply with the provisions of this chapter, and provided further that such application has been approved by the Board of Health. The fees for such permit shall be determined on the basis of fees as set forth in the Building Code of the Borough of Roselle Park.
[1980 Code § 196-3]
All permanent and portable pools shall be registered with the Board of Health prior to use. Forms for registration shall be provided for this purpose and shall be available at the office of the Clerk of the Board of Health in the Roselle Park Municipal Building.
[1980 Code § 196-4]
All material used in the construction of permanent pools shall be waterproof and easily cleaned. The bottom and sides of such pools shall be either white or a light color, except that aluminum paint is not to be used as a finish. Sand or earth bottoms shall not be used.
[1980 Code § 196-5]
There shall be no physical connection between a potable public or private water supply system and any pool at a point below the maximum flow line of the pool, nor to a recirculating or reheating system of a pool, unless such physical connection is so installed and operated that no pool water can be discharged or siphoned into such potable water supply system.
[1980 Code § 196-6]
a. 
All permanent swimming pools hereafter constructed shall be provided with not more than one (1) galvanized iron pipe or approved equal drain, two (2) inches in diameter, extending from the pool to either a brook, storm sewer or sanitary sewer where capacity is adequate as determined by the Borough Engineer.
b. 
No pool drain shall be connected to the sanitary sewer system if a storm drain or brook is reasonably accessible to the premises upon which the pool shall be located. Where, however, only the sanitary sewer system is available for the discharge of pool water, such discharge will be permitted into such sanitary sewer, provided the pool capacity does not exceed thirty-six thousand (36,000) gallons. Where such drainage is into a sanitary sewer, the pool shall not be drained except after notice to the Plumbing Subcode Official and obtaining written permission from him so that the outflow can be properly controlled. All drainage from any pool to a sewer receiving domestic sewage shall be discharged into the sewer in such a manner that the sewage cannot be siphoned, flooded or otherwise discharged into such pool. Under no conditions shall any drainage of any pool be constructed or accomplished so as to cause damage or nuisance or impose hardship to adjoining property owners.
[1980 Code § 196-7]
All pools shall be constructed, installed and maintained so as to comply with approved bacteriological standards as may be promulgated by rule or regulation of the Board of Health of the Borough of Roselle Park and the Department of Health of the State of New Jersey. Should the Board of Health determine that any pool fails to comply with the aforementioned standards, upon notice thereof to the owner of the pool the use of such pool shall be discontinued until such time as the conditions are corrected to the satisfaction of the Board of Health.
[1980 Code § 196-8]
No swimming pool nor appurtenance thereto shall be constructed or installed nearer than four (4) feet to any property line, nor nearer to the street line on which the property fronts than the main rear wall of the dwelling erected thereon, but in the case of a corner lot, however, no swimming pool shall be constructed or installed closer than ten (10) feet from any property line along an abutting street. No permanent or portable swimming pool shall be constructed or installed on any lot unless upon the lot a residence building as permitted in Residence A or B zone shall be located. No wading pool shall be located on any lot unless upon the lot a residence building as permitted in any residence zone shall be located.
[1980 Code § 196-9]
No artificial lighting or loudspeaker device shall be maintained or operated in connection with any pool in such a manner as to be a nuisance or an annoyance to neighboring properties.
[1980 Code § 196-10]
a. 
Every permanent swimming pool shall be completely enclosed by a sturdy fence not less than four (4) feet in height, with posts embedded in the ground at intervals of not more than eight (8) feet. Every such fence shall have at least one (1) gate, which shall remain securely locked at all times when the owner or occupant of the premises is not present at such pool. Such gate shall be provided with an automatic or self-locking device.
b. 
Every outdoor wading pool or portable pool shall be enclosed by a durable wall, barrier or fence as described in paragraph a unless such outdoor wading pool or portable pool shall be:
1. 
Emptied when not in use or unattended; or
2. 
Covered with a suitable, strong protective covering, securely fastened or locked in place, when not in use or unattended. A cover shall be considered to be of sufficient strength and securely fastened or locked in place if, when fastened or locked in place, it will support a minimum dead weight of one hundred (100) pounds.
[1980 Code § 196-11]
The Board of Health of the Borough is authorized to propound and promulgate such rules and regulations as it may deem appropriate for the purpose of carrying out the terms of this chapter, so far as applicable, in the interest of avoiding potential health hazards. Every pool constructed, installed or located, or to be constructed, installed or located in the Borough of Roselle Park shall comply with the terms of this chapter and all rules and regulations promulgated by the Board of Health of the Borough of Roselle Park and the State Department of Health. Any nuisance or hazard to health or safety which may exist or develop in or in consequence of or in connection with any such pool shall forthwith be abated and removed by the person in possession of such pool upon receipt of notice from the Construction Official, Health Officer or any other designated authority. Upon receipt of such notice by the person in possession, the pool shall remain closed until the condition has been fully abated, as evidenced in writing by the Construction Official, Health Officer or other designated authority.
[1980 Code § 196-12]
No swimming pool shall be filled during any period of drought or emergent water shortage when such period is so proclaimed by the Mayor.
[1980 Code § 196-13; New]
Any person, partnership, association or corporation, or any member thereof or office of same, who violates this chapter or any part thereof, shall, upon conviction, be liable for the penalty stated in Chapter 1, Section 1-5.