City of De Soto, MO
Jefferson County
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[CC 1988 §25.1-1; Ord. No. 2689 §1, 8-4-1980]
Any pool, above or below the ground surface, which is used or intended to be used for swimming, bathing or wading, over twenty-four (24) inches in depth and with a surface area of one hundred fifty (150) feet or more, shall, for the purposes of this Chapter, be a swimming pool.
[CC 1988 §25.1-2; Ord. No. 2689 §2, 8-4-1980; Ord. No. 3221 §1, 6-19-1995; Ord. No. 3414 §1, 7-17-2000]
A. 
Outdoor Private Swimming Pool. An outdoor private swimming pool, including in-ground, above-ground or on-ground pools, hot tubs or spas, shall be provided with a barrier which shall comply with the following:
1. 
The top of the barrier shall be at least forty-eight (48) inches (four (4) feet) above finished ground level measured on the side of the barrier which faces away from the swimming pool.
2. 
Access gates shall be at least forty-eight (48) inches (four (4) feet) above finished ground level measured on the top of gate and equipped to accommodate a locking device.
3. 
Where an above-ground pool structure is used as a barrier or where the barrier is mounted on top of the pool structure, and the means of access is a fixed or removable ladder or steps, the ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier which meets all requirements. A removable ladder shall not constitute an acceptable alternative to enclosure requirements.
[CC 1988 §25.1-3; Ord. No. 2689 §3, 8-4-1980]
No swimming pool shall be closer than ten (10) feet from existing property lines.
[CC 1988 §25.1-4; Ord. No. 2689 §§4, 5, 8-4-1980]
A. 
Anyone desiring to construct or erect a swimming pool in the City shall make application for same on forms supplied by the City and shall accompany such application with a copy of the site plan.
B. 
The permit fee for swimming pools shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00).