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Town of Rotterdam, NY
Schenectady County
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents
[Added 7-12-2006 by L.L. No. 8-2006]
A. 
Side and rear yard. Side and rear yard property line requirements shall be as follows:
(1) 
Above ground pools, including decking: not less than 10 feet from side and rear property lines.
(2) 
In-ground pools: not less than 10 feet from side and rear property lines.
(3) 
Poo1 filters and associated equipment shall be situated not less than 10 feet from side and rear property lines.
B. 
Distance from principal stricture. Above ground and in-ground pools shall be situated at least 10 feet from the principal structure on the lot.
C. 
Distance from septic system.
(1) 
Above ground and in-ground pools shall be situated a minimum of 10 feet from the septic tank.
(2) 
Above ground and in-ground pools shall be situated a minimum of 10 feet from the leach field and/or dry well.
D. 
Corner lots. The placement of a swimming pool on a corner lot shall be permitted; a swimming pool is allowed to encroach 10 feet into the front yard but must maintain all other required setbacks.
A. 
Pool to be inaccessible to children. Every person owning or leasing land on which there is situated an in-ground swimming pool containing 18 inches or more in depth at any point shall erect and maintain thereon an adequate enclosure, either surrounding the property or pool area, sufficient to make such body of water inaccessible from the outside to small children.
B. 
Pools shall be protected by a fence, wall, building, enclosure or solid wall of durable material, of which the pool itself may be constructed, or any combination thereof. Artificial barriers shall be constructed so as to afford no external handholds or footholds, of materials that are impenetrable by toddlers, at least four feet in height so that a small child cannot grasp its top by jumping or reaching and equipped with a self-closing and positive self-latching closure mechanism at a height above the reach of small children, and provided with hardware for permanent locking.
Pool filters should have the necessary soundproofing around the filter motor itself so as to restrict unreasonable sounds and contain the noise emanating from the motor to a limit within the immediate area of the filter and not to exceed, in any event, an unreasonable noise level beyond the property limits of the pool owner.