1272.09   SWIMMING POOLS.
   (a)   The term “swimming pool,” as used in this section, means any in-ground or above-ground pool that is constructed for the purpose of swimming or wading and has a capacity for water depths that exceed 18 inches.
   (b)   Prior to beginning construction of any pool, a zoning permit shall be obtained.
   (c)   Private residential pools shall be designed and intended for the use of the residents of a single household and their relatives and friends without payment of any fee and shall not necessitate the provision of parking spaces, dressing and restroom facilities, or other services and facilities not normally available in the dwelling.
   (d)   All pools shall be located within an enclosed structure or completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height above the finished grade prior to putting water in the pool. The pool enclosures shall comply with the following requirements:
      (1)   All fences and other pool enclosures shall comply with all appropriate requirements for fences or walls as contained herein.
      (2)   All fences and other pool enclosures shall be constructed so as to have no openings, holes, or gaps larger than three inches in width, except for doors, gates, and windows, which shall be equipped with suitable locking devices to prevent unauthorized access.  Access secured accessory buildings and walls of primary buildings may be used in or as part of the enclosures.
      (3)   Above-ground pools having vertical surfaces of at least four feet above the finished grade shall be required to have fences, enclosures and secured gates at the access point of the pool.
   (e)   No swimming pool shall be erected in front of the front building line or in any required side yard established by this Ordinance. No portion or part of any swimming pool shall be constructed within 15 feet of a side and rear lot line or required front yard. No swimming pool shall be erected less than 15 feet from the principal building.
(Ord. 2013-01. Passed 2-5-13; Ord. 2019-04. Passed 4-2-19.)