Township of Moorestown, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Moorestown 3-8-1971 by Ord. No. 661. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Uniform construction codes — See Ch. 56.
Penalties for Code violations — See Ch. 66.
Zoning — See Ch. 180.
Public swimming pools (Board of Health) — See Ch. 214.
[Amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 1776-96]
The following words and terms shall, for the purposes of this chapter and as used elsewhere in this code, have the meanings shown herein.
A. 
See definition of private swimming pool.
B. 
A fence, a wall, a building wall or a combination thereof which completely surrounds the swimming pool and obstructs access to the swimming pool.
C. 
See definition of private swimming pool.
D. 
See definition of private swimming pool.
E. 
Any structure that contains water over 24 inches (610 millimeters) in depth and which is used, or intended to be used, for swimming or recreational bathing in connection with an occupancy in Use Group R-3 and which is available only to the family and guests of the householder. This includes in-ground, aboveground and on-ground swimming pools, hot tubs and spas.
F. 
Any private swimming pool that is totally contained within a private structure and surrounded on all four sides by walls of said structure.
G. 
Any private swimming pool that is not an indoor pool.
H. 
Any swimming pool other than a private swimming pool.
I. 
See definition of private swimming pool.
Every person who now or hereafter owns, maintains or operates a pool shall file with the Department of Buildings and Inspections a statement of registration in such form as the Construction Official shall prescribe, reporting the existence, location, ownership, dimensions and use of such pool.
A. 
Swimming and bathing pools shall conform to the requirements that are outlined in the BOCA National Building Code as adopted by the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs. This code shall automatically be revised and amended without further action by the Township Council upon the promulgation of amendments or revision by the State of New Jersey Department of Community Affairs or its successor.
[Amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 1776-96]
B. 
B.[1] However, at the effective date of this chapter, any pool, all sides of which extend to a height of four feet or greater above grade, shall be deemed to satisfy the provisions of this section if said pool complies with the requirements of Subsection A.
[Amended 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 1776-96]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection B, outlining the restrictions for pool ladders and stairs, was repealed 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 1776-96. This ordinance also provided for the relettering of former Subsections D and E as B and C, respectively.
C. 
C.[2] Every pool, except aboveground pools and portable pools, shall at all times during construction be fully surrounded by such temporary fence as shall be approved by the Construction Code Officer. Permanent fencing, installed in compliance with § 161-3A, shall be in place within 10 days following completion of construction of the pool, but in every case before said pool is for the first time filled with water.
[Added 5-14-1990 by Ord. No. 1521-90]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection C, requiring portable pools to be covered when not in use, was repealed 2-12-1996 by Ord. No. 1776-96.
A. 
In the case of an existing pool, the registration required under § 161-2 shall be so filed and the terms and provisions set forth in § 161-3 shall be complied with not later than July 1, 1971.
B. 
In the case of a pool hereafter constructed, maintained or operated, the registration required under § 161-2 shall be so filed simultaneously with the filing of an application for a building permit for the construction of the same. The terms and provisions of § 161-4 shall be complied with within 10 days following completion of construction of the pool, but in every case before said pool is for the first time filled with water.
Every person who owns, operates or maintains a pool shall be responsible for accomplishing all things required by §§ 161-3 and 161-4 of this chapter.
The Construction Official or other authorized representative of the Township may at all reasonable times inspect all pools within the Township, and every person who owns, operates or maintains a pool shall permit said Inspector or representative access and inspection at such times.[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former § 161-7, Violations and penalties, as amended, which section immediately followed this section, was repealed 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 5-2006. See now Ch. 66, Penalties for Code Violations.