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(a) Each private pool shall be completely surrounded by a fence not less than four feet in height, which fence, if not of solid construction, shall be constructed so that the horizontal members or vertical members are not spaced more than four inches apart, the lowest strand of which shall not extend above the ground more than three inches. The fence shall be a residential type fence constructed either of wood or metal, or a combination of the same. A building or existing wall may be used as part of such enclosure. No building or existing wall shall be closer to the pool edge than fifteen feet.
(Ord. 1989-119. Passed 7-17-89; Ord. 05-107. Passed 7-5-05.)
(b) All gates or doors opening into such enclosure shall be designed to permit locking and shall be kept locked when the pool is not in actual use or is left unattended. This provision shall not apply if the entire parcel on which the pool is located is provided with such a fence and gate.
(c) The Building Commissioner may make modifications in individual cases upon a showing of good cause with respect to the height, nature or location of the fence, gates or latches, or the necessity therefor, provided the protection as sought hereunder is not reduced thereby. The Building Commissioner may permit other protective devices or structures to be used so long as the degree of protection afforded by the substitute devices or structures is not less than the protection afforded by the wall, fence, gate and latch described herein.
(d) Any ladders, steps or other devices used for entering and leaving a portable pool shall be moved to a safe distance from the pool when the pool is not in use or when a responsible person is not in attendance. Six feet shall be considered a safe distance from the pool.
(Ord. 1970-102. Passed 5-6-70; Ord. 02-142. Passed 10-1-02.)