Borough of Cresskill, NJ
Bergen County
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For the purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them by this section:
PERMANENT POOL
Any outdoor swimming or bathing pool either sunk into the ground or supported by a fixed structure, whether or not it has a fixed intake or discharge system, and portable pools having fixed intake and discharge systems regardless of size or capacity, but excluding fish ponds and ornamental garden ponds not intended for bathing or swimming.
PORTABLE POOL
Any outdoor swimming or bathing pool not requiring an excavation in the ground and not having a fixed intake or discharge system and which is capable of being removed for storage.
All portable pools having a capacity of 340 cubic feet or more shall comply with the provisions of this chapter, except §§ 238-3 through 238-6, which cover only permanent pools, and except for the provisions of § 136-11A and B.
[Amended 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900]
Prior to the installation of any new permanent pool or the use of any such existing pool, the owner on whose property it is to be installed or used shall file an application in triplicate with the Construction Official and Health Officer, setting forth the following details:
A. 
Size and type of construction, with plans and specifications or descriptive brochures.
B. 
Safety provisions to be installed.
C. 
Plot plan showing property lines of the premises, all existing structures thereon and the location and dimensions of the pool and its appurtenances.
D. 
Method of water intake and discharge.
E. 
Method of disinfection treatment to be used.
F. 
Method of recirculation of water, if any.
The pool shall be located in the rear portion of the lot, not less than five feet from the rear lot line, not closer than 15 feet from the rear portion of the house and not closer than 15 feet from either side line. Any property owner who is unable to comply with these requirements may apply to the Zoning Board of Adjustment for a variance. It is the intent of this chapter that all pools are to be located, insofar as feasible, as outlined above.
[Amended 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900]
The Health Officer and Construction Official shall jointly visit the premises for the purpose of determining the suitability of the proposed installation and of the location and that provisions are to be made by the owner for its proper construction. Upon the determination by the Construction Official that the application complies with this chapter, he shall issue a building permit.
[Amended 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900]
When the pool has been completed and is ready for use, the owner shall notify the Health Officer and the Construction Official, who shall jointly make a completion inspection to determine whether the work has been properly performed and meets with the provisions of this chapter.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former §§ 136-7 through 136-10, regarding inspections and permit procedure, which immediately followed this section, were repealed 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900.
The following fees shall be paid to the Borough under this chapter:
A. 
A building permit for the construction of a new pool shall be issued by the Construction Official upon the same basis and for the fees as provided in the Construction Code.
[Amended 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900]
B. 
Health inspection fee for inspection as provided by §§ 238-4 and 238-5 shall be $10.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, regarding annual inspection fees, was repealed 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900.
C. 
Inspection fee after closure under Article III shall be $5.
D. 
Sanitary sewer connection fee. Each connection into the sanitary sewer system for a swimming pool shall be charged in the same amount and manner as any other connection thereto as provided in Chapter 210, Sewers.
E. 
Each connection into the existing sewer system on the property shall be charged in the same manner and amount as any other connection thereto, as provided in the Plumbing Code, i.e., $5.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, Annual sewer charge, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-2-1985 by Ord. No. 85-10-900. This ordinance also repealed former § 136-12, Powers of Health Officer, which immediately followed former Subsection G.
The Health Officer shall have the right to enter upon any private property in the Borough containing a pool for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this chapter and of making inspections and taking water samples.
The Municipal Court shall have jurisdiction to hear all complaints on violations of this chapter.