[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Southborough as Art. XI, Sec. 4 of the 1983 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No swimming pool or appurtenance thereto shall be constructed, installed, enlarged or altered until a permit has been obtained from the Building Department.
All outside or open-air wading or swimming pools, in existence or to be constructed or installed, shall be enclosed and made safe by the erection of a fence, wall or other suitable barrier; said fence and/or other type of enclosure shall be a minimum of four feet in height and otherwise meet with the approval of the Building Inspector.
Pools built totally aboveground whose height would form a natural barrier shall have removable stairs and shall not be left unattended with these stairs in position.
Artificial and man-made ponds and portable wading pools less than 24 inches deep and having a surface area of less than 250 square feet are exempt from the terms and conditions of this chapter.
The owner or owners of land on which a wading or swimming pool is now in existence shall erect an enclosure as aforesaid within 90 days from the date on which this chapter takes effect.
The owner or owners of land on which a wading or swimming pool is constructed, installed or in existence, who fails to comply with the requirements of this chapter, shall be punished by a fine of $20 and an additional fine of $5 per week for each week the conditions of this chapter are not complied with.
The Board of Selectmen may, on petitions, after public notice and hearing, grant exceptions to the provisions of this chapter in cases where the Board finds that said exceptions will not be injurious to the neighborhood or otherwise not detrimental to the public welfare.