Borough of Brentwood, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brentwood 3-2-1982 as Ch. XXIII of the 1982 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 85.
Plumbing — See Ch. 159.
Zoning — See Ch. 210.
Fees — See Ch. A215.
As used in this chapter, a private swimming pool shall mean a pool of 24 inches or more in depth, constructed for permanent or seasonal use and used or intended to be used as a swimming pool in connection with a single, double or multiple-family residence and available only to the family of the householders and their guests. Inflated swimming pools for temporary use are excluded from the above definition.
A. 
An application for a permit to construct, install, alter or repair a private swimming pool shall be submitted to the Code Enforcement Officer on a form supplied by him and shall be accompanied by detailed plans and specifications, in duplicate, setting forth the extent and character of the installation in all its structural parts and a plot plan drawn to scale, showing the location of the proposed private swimming pool and all elevations.
B. 
The construction drawings accompanying the application for a permit shall bear the seal of an architect or engineer registered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, certifying the adequacy of the construction of the proposed installation and the location as shown on the accompanying plot plan.
The permit fee for installation or alteration of private swimming pools shall be in accordance with permit fees for other construction of structures in the Borough of Brentwood.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: The current fee schedule is located in Ch. A215, Fees.
All private swimming pool installations shall comply with the health and sanitary regulations of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the County of Allegheny regulating private swimming pools and with the County Plumbing Code, as well as applicable ordinances of the Borough of Brentwood and any amendments thereto relating to plumbing.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 159, Plumbing.
All private swimming pool installations shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 210, Zoning, with respect to building line requirements, said installation being considered as a building for application of Chapter 210, Zoning, except that the depth of the rear yard after the installation of a swimming pool shall be no less than 10 feet and except that said installation shall be deemed a part of the rear yard area.
All private swimming pool installations shall contain an outlet drain connected to the sanitary sewer system of the Borough of Brentwood, and said drain shall contain a gate-type valve a maximum of two inches in diameter.
All private swimming pools, now existing or hereafter installed, shall be enclosed by an open-type ornamental fence, four feet in height, except that with respect to private swimming pools constructed above ground with a perpendicular sidewall exceeding three feet in height, such fence shall not be required, provided that access to the deck of the same is by removable steps or ladders and said steps or ladders are so removed when said private swimming pool is not in use.
All inspection and enforcement provisions of the Building Code of the Borough of Brentwood shall apply to private swimming pools.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: See Ch. 85, Building Construction.
Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600, plus costs of prosecution and, in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned for a term not to exceed 30 days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.
[1]
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.