Village of Camillus, NY
Onondaga County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Trustees of the Village of Camillus 4-1-1974 by L.L. No. 1-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Building construction — See Ch. 53.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
OUTDOOR SWIMMING POOL
Any receptacle for water having a depth at any point of more than two feet or having a surface area exceeding 250 square feet, which is intended for recreation purposes, and including all appurtenant decks, walks and equipment constructed, installed and maintained in or above the ground.
[Amended 7-11-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
No outdoor swimming pool shall be constructed, assembled, enlarged or altered unless a permit is issued therefor. Permits shall be issued by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Camillus upon the payment of a fee of $5.
[Amended 7-11-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
Application for a permit to construct an outdoor swimming pool shall be made to the Code Enforcement Officer on the forms provided by him and shall be accompanied by detailed plans and drawings showing pool construction, lot lines, proposed location, fence construction, outdoor lighting system, if any, water supply systems, drainage water disposal system, appurtenances, filter system, and such other information as may be required.
A. 
Pool walls and floors shall be constructed of an impervious material which shall provide a tight tank and shall be of sufficient strength to contain the water therein.
B. 
All outdoor swimming pools and any facilities in connection therewith shall be located and constructed in conformity with approved plans.
C. 
All outdoor swimming pools shall be constructed in such a manner that all water either overflowing or emptying from same shall be disposed of on the owner's land.
All outdoor swimming pools are required to comply with the following regulations:
A. 
They shall be completely enclosed by a fence or wall constructed of materials which shall be durable enough to prevent entrance into the pool area except by use of a gate or gates. A fence of wire mesh construction shall not have linkage of more than two inches in diameter. The entrance gate or gates shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices. All gates shall be equipped with locks and kept locked when the pool is unattended. The fence and gates shall commence at the finished ground level and be at least four feet above said finished ground level.
B. 
An aboveground swimming pool shall not be required to be enclosed or fenced if its walls or sides for a height of at least four feet above the bottom level of the pool are smooth, if its walls provide no toeholds or other means of climbing such walls or sides to gain access to such pool and if no part of the walls or sides of such pool is recessed into the ground or abuts a rise in the ground, a sun deck, promenade or other structure from which access to such pool may be had. In the event any such aboveground pools are so recessed or do so abut any such structure or rise in the ground, that portion of such pool as is recessed into the ground or abuts a rise in the ground, sun deck, promenade or other structure shall be enclosed with a wall, fence or other substantial enclosure, as required in Subsection A of this section, between the points where such pool wall is recessed into or abuts the ground or other structure, unless such ground or structure shall be so constituted or so constructed as not to be climbable for a height of four feet above the bottom level of the pool.
C. 
Any steps or ladders used to gain access to any aboveground pool, if not within an enclosure, shall be removed from such pool, retracted to a height of four feet above the ground or otherwise secured so as not to be able to be used for access to the pool when the pool is not in actual use.
D. 
Lights used to illuminate the pool or pool area shall be shielded or installed so that no direct ray shall cross any property line.
E. 
No pool wall or related equipment shall be located within 10 feet of any adjoining property.
F. 
No overhead electric lines shall be maintained within 20 feet of the nearest portion of a pool or appurtenances. All pools shall be grounded and conform to generally accepted and approved electrical Underwriters' Laboratory standards.
G. 
Should the owner abandon the pool, he shall arrange to remove the depression and return the surface of the ground to its original grade and approximately in the same condition as before the pool was constructed, and the Code Enforcement Officer shall be notified thereof.
[Amended 7-11-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
H. 
Outdoor swimming pools shall not be located within the front yard on any lot.
Section 97-5A, B, C, D and G of this chapter shall apply to existing outdoor swimming pools. Owners of existing outdoor swimming pools shall have six months from the effective date of this chapter to comply with the requirements of these subsections.[1] Temporary pools now in place but moved after the effective date of this chapter shall, in addition to the foregoing, also comply with § 97-5E, F and H of this chapter.
[1]
Editor's Note: Pursuant to the provisions of this section, all existing pools should have been in compliance with chapter requirements by 10-1-1974.
[Amended 7-11-1989 by L.L. No. 4-1989]
The provisions of this chapter shall be enforced by the Code Enforcement Officer of the Village of Camillus.
A. 
Penalty provisions. Any and every violation of the provisions of this chapter shall be deemed to be an offense against this chapter, punishable by a maximum fine of $250 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days, or both. Each day's continued violation of this chapter after written notice thereof shall constitute a separate and additional violation.
[Amended 3-7-1989 by L.L. No. 2-1989]
B. 
Additional remedies. In addition to the above-provided penalties and punishment or in lieu thereof, the Board of Trustees may also maintain an action or proceeding in the name of the Village in a court of competent jurisdiction to compel compliance with or to restrain by injunction the violation of such chapter.