1171.03  SWIMMING POOLS.
   For purposes of this Section, "swimming pool," "hot tub," and "swim spa" shall have the meanings set forth in Section 1323.01. 
     (a)     Every swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa hereafter built shall be located upon the lot or parcel in a manner that complies with the requirements of Section 1323.03.
   (b)     Every swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa heretofore or hereafter constructed shall be secured by a barrier or fence or pool cover that complies in all respects with the requirements of Section 1323.04
   (c)     Every swimming pool hereafter constructed or created shall be constructed within an excavation in the ground and no greater than fifty percent (50%) of the perimeter of the pool may be above the natural grade of the surrounding land, except that a diving board or similar equipment and the fence referred to in Section 1171.03 (b), may be higher than such grade and is not considered a part of the perimeter.  Any exposed portions of a swimming pool that are above the natural grade of the surrounding land are subject to review and approval by the Planning Commission to ensure that (a) above-grade portions of a swimming pool shall be finished with stone, tile, concrete or natural materials that are compatible with the pool's surroundings, and may be enclosed by a retaining wall or similar architectural feature; and (b) above-grade portions of a swimming pool shall be landscaped.
   (d)   Every swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa shall be so constructed that it can be drained on the individual's own property or shall have a sump located in its deepest part for the purpose of pumping out all of the water into a natural drain approved by the Building Inspector, in full compliance with the requirements of Section 1323.06.
   (e)   If the swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa is located within 200 feet of any building used for dwelling purposes, the lights shall be shielded to direct light only on the pool and all electrical equipment shall be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code and shall be approved by a national testing laboratory recognized by the Building Inspector.
     (f)   Plans, specifications and pertinent explanatory data required to be submitted in connection with the application to construct a swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa, or any alteration, addition, remodeling or other improvement thereto, shall comply with the requirements of this Section and shall include the information required by this Section as well as such other data as may reasonably be requested by the Building Inspector. 
   (g)     No swimming pool, hot tub or swim spa shall be hereafter constructed or established until the Building Inspector has evidenced his approval upon the plans and specifications and has granted a permit therefor.
   (h)   No accessory swimming pool , hot tub or swim spa building shall be constructed unless a development plan has been approved by the Planning Commission based on plans and specifications which shall comply with all applicable Planning and Zoning Code and Building Code provisions.
   (i)   All equipment associated with swimming pools, hot tubs or swim spas regulated by this section, including water circulation and filtration equipment and other related devices for the operation of these systems, shall comply with the requirements of Section 1171.23 of these Codified Ordinances applicable to pool equipment.
            (Ord. 2021-11.  Passed 5-12-21.)