§ 1450.09  SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
   (a)   One or more means of egress shall be provided from the pool. Treads and steps on ladders shall have nonslip surfaces and handrails on both sides.
   (b)   All swimming pool accessories shall be designed, constructed and installed so as not to be safety hazards. All installations for diving boards shall be properly anchored, designed and located for maximum safety.
   (c)   Where curbs or sidewalks are used around any swimming pool, they shall have a nonslip surface.
   (d)   No overhead electrical conductors shall be installed within ten feet of any swimming pool. All metal fences, enclosures or railings near or adjacent to which bathers have access and which may become electrically alive as a result of contact with broken overhead conductors, shall be effectively grounded.
   (e)   All underwater pool lights shall be run in rigid conduit and shall be properly grounded.
   (f)   Every person owning land on which there is situated a swimming pool shall erect and maintain thereon an adequate enclosure surrounding either the property or pool area. Such enclosure, including the gates, must not be less than four feet high. The enclosure or fence shall be constructed of durable material, which may be of galvanized steel fabric, metal, wood, masonry or other material that will provide for a permanent separation. All posts and fittings used shall be substantially sound. All gates must be automatically self-latching with latches placed not less than four feet above the ground and no less than three inches below the top of the fence on the pool side. No enclosure shall have a space over four inches between finished grade and the bottom edge.
   (g)   A natural barrier, hedge, pool cover or other protective device approved by the Chief Building Official may be used so long as the degree of protection afforded by the substituted device is not less than the protection afforded by the enclosure, gate and latch.
(Am. Ord. O2007-38, passed 4-17-2007)