Borough of Manor, PA
Westmoreland County
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[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 1; as amended by A.O.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to construct, install, enlarge, alter, locate or use any swimming pool within the Borough of Manor unless a building permit has first been obtained from the Ordinance Enforcement Officer of Manor Borough. The permit fee shall be in an amount as established, from time to time, by resolution of Borough Council, for an above-ground pool and for an in-ground pool. Application for such permit shall be forms provided by the Borough of Manor, and shall be accompanied by plans drawn to scale showing the following:
Pool dimensions.
Location of the pool on the lot, including distances from lot lines and structures.
Fencing and landscape plans for the pool area.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 2]
A "swimming pool," within the meaning of this part, shall be any depression in the ground, whether temporary or permanent, or a container of water, either temporary or permanent, and either above or below the ground, in which water of more than 40 inches in depth is contained and which is used primarily for the purpose of bathing and swimming.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 3]
Swimming pools within the scope of this part, not enclosed within a permanent building, shall be completely enclosed with a protective barrier of sufficient strength to prevent access to the pool and shall not be less than four feet in height, so constructed as to have no voids, holes or openings larger than four inches in one dimension except for openings for access. All openings used as a gate or passageway for access to the swimming pool shall be equipped with gates or doors with a self-closing and self-latching device for keeping the gates or doors securely closed at all times when the pool is unattended.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 4]
Above-ground swimming pools, with self-provided fencing to prevent unguarded entry, shall be allowed without separate additional fencing, provided the self-provided fence is of a minimum required height and design as heretofore specified. Said minimum required height refers to the height measured from the top of the fence to the ground at the point where the top of the fence is closest to the ground as the same surrounds said above-ground pool.
Permanent access from grade to above-ground pools having stationery ladders, stairs or ramps, shall have not less than equal safeguard fencing and gates as set forth in § 5-133, above.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 5]
No fence or barrier required by this part except for above-ground pools as set forth in § 5-134 above, shall be located, erected, constructed or maintained closer to a pool than three feet. The wall of a house or building faced to a pool may be incorporated as a portion of such fence or barrier so long as said wall equals or exceeds the height requirement as set forth in this part.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 6]
No pool shall be so operated or maintained as to create a nuisance, hazard, or to be in any other way detrimental to the public's health, safety and welfare.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 7]
All existing swimming pools within the Borough of Manor shall conform to the provisions of this part within 60 days from the date of the enactment of this part and after being given notice by the Ordinance Enforcement Officer.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 8]
The term "person," when used in this part shall mean and include, person, partnership, firm, association, corporation, or other legal entity.
[Ord. 375, 4/4/1984, § 9; as amended by A.O.]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $25 nor more than $1,000 plus costs together with reasonable attorney fees and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this part continues or each section of this part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.