[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Piermont 11-14-1977 by L.L. No. 27-1977 as Ch. 93 of the 1977 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is deemed to be in the public interest to regulate the erection, maintenance and operation of swimming pools and related structures within the Village.
For the purpose of this chapter, the words, terms or phrases listed below shall be defined as follows:
- Any type of aboveground construction used in connection with and surrounding a below-ground or aboveground swimming pool.
- SWIMMING POOL
- Any permanent structure installed in the ground which contains water intended to be used for swimming, bathing or wading; or an aboveground seasonal pool two feet or more above ground and constructed of canvas, plastic or other materials.
No in-the-ground swimming pool or a structure in connection with an aboveground or below-ground swimming pool shall be constructed, built or erected unless a building permit has been issued therefor by the Building Inspector of the Village of Piermont.
Each application for a building permit required under § 176-3 to construct, erect or build a below-ground swimming pool or a structure surrounding an aboveground or below-ground swimming pool shall be accompanied by plans in sufficient detail to show:
Hand-drawn or reprint of plot plan of property on which pool and other structures are to be placed showing location in reference to side lines, rear lines and other buildings on the lot.
Pool dimensions, depth and estimated volume in gallons.
Specifications and plans of structure, if any.
Estimate of cost of pool and/or structure.
No below-ground swimming pool or structure in connection with an aboveground or below-ground swimming pool shall be built, constructed or erected nearer to the side lines and lot lines than the front, rear and side setbacks required by the Zoning Law of the Village of Piermont for the district in which the pool is to be located.
If lights are used to illuminate the pool area, they shall be arranged so that they are not a nuisance or an annoyance to the neighboring property. They shall be so designed as to be directed on the pool or the adjacent area and shall not illuminate adjoining premises.
Any electrical units, fixtures and wiring utilized in connection with any type of pool which could in any manner endanger the users of said pool shall bear the seal of approval of the New York Board of Fire Underwriters.
All below-ground swimming pools, as defined herein, or the premises upon which they are situated shall be surrounded by a substantial fence or barrier not less than four feet in height, except where such swimming pool is suitably protected by a wall or walls of an accessory or main building on the premises. Such a fence shall not be of a nature so as to be dangerous in and of itself and shall have no opening larger than two inches in width.
For seasonal swimming pools above ground or structures around any pool where steps or ladders are required for pool use, such entrance or exit devices are to be closed or removed when pool is not in use.
In the event that the applicant for a permit does not propose to construct such a fence, then the applicant shall apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Piermont for a variance. The Zoning Board of Appeals may waive or change the requirement for a fence considering the size of the lot on which the swimming pool is located, the proximity to neighboring properties and the distance of said pool to lot lines.
The drain from any type of swimming pool shall not be connected to any sanitary sewer or septic system.
No type of pool shall be permitted to drain onto any adjoining property or public street, and the wastewater from such pools shall be disposed of on the owner's land or, at the owner's expense, discharged directly into an existing Village storm drainage system, provided that permission therefor is obtained from the Village Superintendent of Public Works.
There shall be no physical connection between a potable public or private water supply system and any aboveground or below-ground swimming pool.