Town of Southington, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Southington as Ch. 5, Art. II, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fine Schedule — See Ch. 37, Art. II.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
SWIMMING POOL
A structure of concrete masonry or other relatively impervious material intended for bathing or swimming purposes and provided with a controlled water supply and shall include portable pools at least 12 inches in depth.
It shall be unlawful to construct, enlarge or maintain any outdoor swimming pool in the Town except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
A. 
All existing swimming pools as defined in § 370-1 must be registered at the office of the Building Inspector within 30 days of the enactment of this chapter by the representative Town meeting.
B. 
All swimming pools, as defined in § 370-1, placed, installed or constructed in the future must be registered at the office of the Building Inspector within 30 days after the completion of placing, installing or construction of the swimming pool.
C. 
The Building Inspector shall collect for each registration of an existing pool and for pools placed, installed or constructed in the future a fee of $1.
All swimming pools, except portable pools which are at least four feet in height above the underlying ground, must be completely enclosed, including the access and ladder area, by a fence at least four feet in height above the underlying ground.
A. 
All fences and gates must be constructed either of wood or wire mesh not less than No. 11 gauge or of chain link at least four feet above the underlying ground, and said fences shall have no aperture or opening exceeding two inches at any point. Posts and crosspieces of any wooden fence shall be placed on the inside or pool side of said wooden fence. Picket fences are permitted when spaces between pickets do not exceed two inches.
B. 
All gates shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices placed at the tops of the gates. All gates shall be locked whenever the pool is unattended.
C. 
Any climbable or accessible platform must be removed from the pool area when not in use or fenced in.
D. 
All existing swimming pools must be fenced in accordance with § 370-4.
E. 
All swimming pools placed, installed or constructed in the future must be fenced in accordance with § 370-4 and this section within 30 days after the completion, installation or construction of the swimming pool.
A. 
Any owner of a swimming pool failing to register the pool as provided in § 370-3 shall be fined. Fines are listed in the Fine Schedule, § 37-2 of this Code, and posted on the Town of Southington website.
B. 
Any owner of a swimming pool failing to comply with §§ 370-4 and 370-5 shall be fined, and each day of continued violation shall be deemed a separate offense. Fines are listed in the Fine Schedule, § 37-2 of this Code, and posted on the Town of Southington website.