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(A) Every outdoor private, residential, or family pool shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height which shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes, or gaps larger than four inches in any dimensions except for doors and gates; and if a picket fence is erected or maintained the horizontal dimension shall not exceed four inches. A dwelling or accessory building may be used as part of the enclosure. No part of the pool shall constitute a part of the fence.
(B) All fences enclosing private, residential, or family pools shall be constructed to conform to the requirements of the city Building Code regulations.
(C) All gates or doors opening through the enclosure shall be equipped with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gate or door securely closed at all times, except that the door of the dwelling which forms part of the enclosure need not be so equipped.
(D) The requirement shall be applicable to all new family pools hereinafter constructed, other than indoor pools, and shall apply to all existing pools which have a minimum depth of 18 inches of water. No person in possession of land within the city or within its zoning jurisdiction either as owner, purchaser, lessee, tenant, or licensee, upon which is situated a family pool having a depth of 18 inches or more shall fail to provide and maintain the fence or wall as herein provided.
(E) No fence shall be required for a pool which is placed above the ground and the sides of the pool are over four feet in height. All ladders or entrances to the pool shall be in a raised or locked position when the pool is not in use.
(1972 Code, § 3-909) (Ord. 598, passed 4-18-1978) Penalty, see § 150.99