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Town of Geddes, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Geddes 4-8-1974 as Ch. 52 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction and fire prevention — See Ch. 90.
[Amended 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
For the purpose of this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SPA, HOT TUB NONPORTABLE
See "Swimming pool."
SPA, HOT TUB PORTABLE
A nonpermanent structure intended for recreational bathing, in which all controls, water-heating and water-circulating equipment are an integral part of the product.
SWIMMING POOL
Any artificial pool or structure intended for bathing or swimming purposes, made of cement, masonry, metal or other impervious material, over 24 inches in depth above or below the proposed site ground level. This definition shall not include portable spas.
[Amended 6-9-1975; 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
The construction, erection, installed placement and maintenance of all swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and similar items shall be constructed, erected, installed, placed and maintained in accordance with the New York State Fire Prevention and Building Code, as amended.
[Amended 6-9-1975; 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
Outdoor swimming pools shall not be located within a front yard or side yard in any zoning district, with the exception of those lots within said district located at the intersection of two Town of Geddes streets, where it may appear that a swimming pool may be located within a side yard, then it shall be the duty of the Code Enforcement Officer to determine a pool's location.
Regulations for filtering and recirculation equipment required for swimming pools constructed or altered shall be as follows:
A. 
Filters. Filters shall be capable of maintaining the clarity of the water, and filter capacity shall be such that it need not be cleaned more frequently than once every four days under normal conditions of operation.
B. 
Sand filter systems. Sand filter systems shall be designed and installed to operate at the rate not to exceed five gallons per minute per square foot of filter area and the backwash at a minimum rate of 10 gallons per square foot of surface area.
C. 
Recirculating systems. Every pool using water furnished by a public water supply shall be equipped with a recirculating system capable of filtering the entire contents of the pool in 18 hours or less.
[Amended 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
All swimming pools shall have the necessary equipment to completely pump out or empty the pool or shall be emptied by providing one drainage outlet, to be installed at the lowest point of said pool, not in excess of three inches in diameter, extending from the pool to either a storm sewer, catch basin, lawn-watering system, adequate dry well or sand filtering pit on the premises on which said pool is located. The discharge of water from pools into a storm sewer shall be permitted only where the capacity is adequate, as determined by the Town of Geddes Code Officer. No swimming pool drain shall connect to the sanitary system, except that backwash water from the swimming pool drain shall be discharged into an approved subsurface disposal area. The discharge of said waters shall not cause or create a nuisance to the abutting property, and the discharge of waters, either directly or indirectly, upon the property of others shall be deemed a nuisance under the terms of this chapter.
There shall be no physical connection between a potable public or private water supply system and a pool structure.
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Editor's Note: Former § 195–7, Lighting, was repealed 8–14–2007 by L.L. No. 5–2007.
[Amended 6-9-1975; 1–19–2001 by L.L. No. 1–2001]
No outdoor swimming pool shall be constructed, installed, enlarged or altered unless a permit is issued therefor. Permits shall be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer or his assistant, upon the payment of a fee as set from time to time by resolution of the Town Board.
[Amended 8-14-2007 by L.L. No. 5-2007]
An application for a permit shall be made to the Code Enforcement Officer on forms provided and shall be accompanied by detailed plans and drawings showing lot lines, proposed location, fence construction, outdoor lighting system, if any, water supply system, water disposal system, appurtenances, elevations, chemical treatment system and such information as may be required.
A. 
Any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be an offense against this chapter, punishable by a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both. Each days' continued violation of this chapter, after written notice thereof, shall constitute a separate additional violation. Such fines and penalties shall be collected as like fines are now by law collected.
[Amended 1–19–2001 by L.L. No. 1–2001]
B. 
In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment or in lieu thereof, the Town Board may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Town in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of this chapter.