Village of South Glens Falls, NY
Saratoga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Glens Falls 4-2-1969.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fees — See Ch. 67.
Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code — See Ch. 69.
Water — See Ch. 149.
Zoning — See Ch. 153.
Editor's Note: This legislation previously appeared as Ch. 109 of the 1977 Code of the Village of South Glens Falls.

§ 131-1 Title.

This chapter shall be known as the "Swimming Pool Ordinance of the Village of South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York."

§ 131-2 Purpose.

For the purpose of promoting the public health, safety, morals and general welfare by regulating and restricting the size, depth, design, safety and health precautions of all proposed swimming pools; and the location and size of the plot, the site, the plans and detailed building plans of such swimming pool and any accessory building showing dimensions, design, elevation, location and uses of all structures, drainage, sewerage and sanitary facilities, fences, screening and planting, including such other information and the manner of operation, use and maintenance of such swimming pool as may be required, the Board of Trustees of the Village of South Glens Falls, Saratoga County, New York, hereby adopts, ordains, enacts and publishes this chapter.

§ 131-3 Word usage.

In this chapter. if not inconsistent with the context, the singular may be taken for the plural, and the plural for the singular; "person" may include more than one, an association, a copartnership or a corporation.

§ 131-4 Definitions.

The following words or phrases in this chapter are defined as follows:
Any body of water or permanent receptacle for water having a depth at any point greater than 12 inches used, intended to be used or possible to be used for swimming, bathing or wading and constructed, installed or maintained in, on or above the ground outside any residential or commercial building on private or public property within said Village of South Glens Falls.

§ 131-5 Permit required; fees; application for permit.

No person shall construct, build, erect or maintain a swimming pool without first having obtained a permit therefor from the Building Inspector and having paid a fee for said permit pursuant to a fee schedule established by resolution of the Village Board.
[Amended 10-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992; 3-21-2007 by L.L. No. 1-2007]
Application for said permit for the construction and maintenance of a swimming pool shall be made to the Building Inspector by the owner of the property, a registered architect or a licensed engineer. The application shall be accompanied by duplicate sets of plans and specifications and plot plans. The plot plan shall show the entire lot on which the pool is proposed to be constructed and shall indicate the exact size and shape of the pool and the distance of the pool from all lot lines, pool fencing and screening. existing and contemplated structures, water and sewer lines and septic tanks and fields, if any.

§ 131-6 Location restrictions.

[Amended 7-19-2006 by L.L. No. 1-2006]
A swimming pool shall be located at least 10 feet set back from any side line or rear lot line in the applicable zone, and in no case shall a swimming pool be installed or maintained in a front yard.

§ 131-7 Connection with public water-supply system prohibited.

There shall be no physical connection between a public water supply system and a pool structure.

§ 131-8 Compliance with Village specifications required.

A pump house, filter house or structure erected in connection with any such swimming pool shall comply with all ordinances, codes and regulations of the Village of South Glens Falls.

§ 131-9 Fencing requirements.

[Amended 1-12-1977 by L.L. No. 18-1977]
All swimming pools, as defined in this chapter. shall be completely enclosed by a fence constructed of materials, whether artificial or natural, which shall be durable enough to prevent the entrance into the pool area by any persons. The wall of the dwelling and/or its accessory buildings may act as an integral part of the fence. If of wire mesh construction, this fencing is not to have linkage of more than two inches in width. The entrance gate or gates shall have a closing device with protective fastening latch and a lock. Fence height shall be a minimum of four feet and a maximum of six feet, as measured from grade level. All fencing as required herein shall be constructed so that the bottom of the fence is flush with the ground. Fence location shall be subject to the approval of the Building Inspector, and said location shall be shown on the application for a building permit as provided for by § 131-5 hereof. Any openings or doors in the fence herein provided for, or in the wall of a dwelling or accessory building which acts as an integral part of the fence, shall be kept locked while the premises are unsupervised by an adult. This section shall not apply to an aboveground pool when the Building Inspector determines that said pool has sides of at least four feet above grade at all points, provided that any ladder affording access to such aboveground pool shall be removed and shall not afford access when the pool is not in use.

§ 131-10 Drainage.

All drainage from a swimming pool shall be discharged in such a manner that sewage cannot be siphoned, flooded or otherwise discharged into the swimming pool.

§ 131-11 Applicability to existing pools.

All provisions of this chapter shall apply to existing swimming pools, and the owners of said swimming pools shall have 60 days to comply with this chapter.

§ 131-12 Lights and wiring.

[Amended 10-28-1992 by L.L. No. 1-1992]
Lights, if any, shall be so arranged as not to be a nuisance or annoyance to neighbors. All wiring must pass inspection by the National Fire Protection Association, and an underwriters certificate evidencing approval must be furnished to the Building Inspector.

§ 131-13 Penalties for offenses.

[Amended 1-12-1977 by L.L. No. 18-1977]
Any person committing an offense against this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $250 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or to both such fine and imprisonment. The continuation of an offense against the provisions of this chapter shall constitute, for each day the offense is continued, a separate and distinct offense hereunder.

§ 131-14 Revocation of permit.

The Village Board of Trustees shall have the power to revoke any permit issued hereunder for the failure or refusal of any person to comply with any order issued pursuant hereto or because of the failure or refusal of any person to remedy any noncompliance with the provisions hereof within 10 days after notice thereof.
Before a permit may be revoked by the Board of Trustees, said Board shall hold a hearing upon five days' written notice directed by United States mail to the holder of such permit. Such notice shall specifically state the nature of the hearing, the time and place where the same will be held and the cause for which the permit is sought to be revoked.
A permit once revoked may not be reinstated, but an application may be made to the Board of Trustees for a new permit.