Village of Maple Bluff, WI
Dane County
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No private residential swimming pool shall be permitted where it shall create a nuisance, hazard or otherwise result in a substantial adverse effect on the surrounding property values or on the enjoyment of such property or be in any way detrimental to the public health, morals, safety, comfort or general welfare. Every reasonable effort shall be made to prevent such effect through control of lighting, attractive design, use of planting screens or attractive fences, careful placement on the site and sensible regulation of use.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
PRIVATE RESIDENTIAL SWIMMING POOL
Any pool of water used or intended to be used for wading, swimming or diving, or for therapeutic or other special purposes, constructed, installed or maintained either above or below the ground. Temporary pools with a water depth of two feet or less shall not come within the provisions of this article.
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Reasonable precautions shall be taken to ensure the safety of the pool area and to prevent it from becoming an attractive nuisance. Pools shall be completely fenced so as to prevent unregulated entrance to the pool area.
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Any portion of a pool visible above the surface of the ground shall be adequately screened from the view of abutting properties by means of combined fence and landscape screening.
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Pools used or intended to be used at night shall be adequately illuminated. Pool lighting installations shall be so located and shielded that no objectionable glare or excessive illumination is cast upon adjoining property.
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All electrical wiring in connection with requirements for pool lighting or power shall conform to the Electrical Code of the Village.
C. 
All pool water heating equipment shall be installed in conformance with the Plumbing and Heating Code of the Village.
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No pool shall be constructed so as to allow the water therefrom to drain into any sanitary sewer or to overflow upon or cause damage to any adjoining property.
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Provisions may be made for draining the contents of any pool into a storm sewer.
All pools shall have:
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A filtration system capable of providing one complete turnover of water every 18 hours.
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A smooth interior finish to protect against skin abrasions.
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Adequate side wall and bottom structural strength.
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A pool vacuum to keep the bottom clean and dirt free.
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An automatic skimmer or overflow gutters which carry off surface scum, mucus and other foreign matter.
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Adequate steps or ladders which are made of impervious material, easily cleaned, which do not collect or retain water.
Pools shall be adequately treated with chemicals to protect swimmers from infectious diseases and there shall be available and used to test such pools a pH and residual determination outfit.