[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Jacobus 9-5-1979 by Ord. No. 75 (Ch. 23, Part 1, of the 1984 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Every outdoor swimming pool must be completely surrounded by a fence or wall not less than four feet in height, which shall be so constructed as to have openings, holes or gaps not larger than four inches in any dimension, and if a picket fence is erected or maintained, the horizontal dimensions of the space between the pickets shall not exceed four inches. Should the pool be above ground, the wall of the pool shall be considered the required fence and shall be deemed to comply with the provisions of this chapter, regardless of height.
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 which forms a part of the enclosure need not be so equipped. In addition, all access ladders must be detached and removed or be elevated upon the ground so as to prohibit access when not in use.
The location of any pool, including paved aprons, and of the required fence shall be subject to any other ordinances and requirements now existing in the Borough and requirements hereinafter enacted.
[Amended 3-7-1984 by Ord. No. 87; 7-3-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-3]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to a summary criminal proceeding before the Magisterial District Justice as provided by the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, as may be amended from time to time. Upon a finding of a violation, a fine of not less than $450 nor more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, including court costs and reasonable attorney fees incurred by the Borough to prosecute the violation, shall be imposed, and such person may be subject to imprisonment of up to 15 days in the event such fines and costs are unpaid. Each day that such violation(s) continues shall be a separate violation of this chapter.