[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Braintree 12-7-2010 by Ord. No. 10-040 (former Ch. 8.24 of the Town Bylaws, which derived from prior code Ch. 119). Amendments noted where applicable.]
All of these regulations apply to existing outdoor swimming pools as well as future swimming pools.
Every outdoor swimming pool containing 24 inches or more of water in depth at any point shall be enclosed by a fence or structure as required by current building code regulations or health code regulations and firmly secured at ground level.
Such fence or structure, including gates therein, shall be in accordance with current building code regulations or health code regulations above the underlying ground and any gate shall be self-latching with latches placed in accordance with current building code regulations or health code regulations above the ground or otherwise made inaccessible from the outside to children under eight years of age.
All other protective devices approved by the Building Inspector may be used as a substitute for such enclosure so long as, in the written opinion of the Building Inspector, the degree of protection afforded by the substituted devices or structures is equivalent to the protection afforded by the enclosure, gate and latch described herein.