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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.
(Ord. 2021-11. Passed 5-12-21.)