Indoor swimming pools shall be considered part of the principal building and shall be permitted if located entirely within the principal building, subject only to the standards outlined in subsections (e) and (f) below. All outdoor swimming pools, including spas, may be allowed as an accessory use subject to all of the following conditions:
      (a)    Placement. Outdoor swimming pools shall be placed no closer to the front lot line than the front line of the principal building. On residential lots, the pool shall be placed no closer than fifteen feet to the side or rear lot line. On corner residential lots, the pool shall be no closer than thirty-five feet to the side lot line.
      (b)    Height. No outdoor swimming pool shall have a height above grade greater than fifty-two inches (as measured at a distance of six inches from the side of the pool). The height of any pool appurtenances shall not be greater than three feet above the top of the pool. The combined height above the ground of any swimming pool plus appurtenances shall not exceed six feet at any point.
      (c)    Enclosure/Fencing.
      (1)   All outdoor swimming pools shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height (measured from finished grade level), which shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes, or gaps larger than three inches wide except for doors and gates. A principal or accessory building may be used as part of such enclosure.
      (2)    All gates or doors opening through such enclosure shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times when not in actual use, except that the door of any dwelling or accessory building which forms a part of the enclosure need not be so equipped.
      (3)    A portable spa may be secured by the use of a rigid safety cover with a locked top, in lieu of a fence or wall. A "portable spa" is defined as a non- permanent structure intended for recreational bathing, for which all controls, water heating and water-circulating equipment are integral parts of the product.
   (d)    Screening. All outdoor swimming pools shall be screened by material of sufficient density to obscure its view from adjacent dwellings and public streets. Screening shall be placed no closer to the side of the pool than seventy-two inches.
   (e)    Illumination. All illumination for the pool or surrounding area must be directed entirely onto the pool area and must not shine onto adjacent properties or streets.
   (f)   Drainage. Discharge of any water from any swimming pool shall be onto the property where the pool is located or into the nearest storm sewer. The discharge shall not flow onto, through or otherwise affect adjacent properties.
   (g)   Other Regulations. The construction and operation of swimming pools shall meet all other applicable County and State regulations.
      (Ord. 21-2020. Passed 12-14-20.)