Township of Lower Oxford, PA
Chester County
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[Ord. 1-97, 2/12/1997; § 201]
All pools and ponds, except farm ponds, either permanent or temporary, shall be totally enclosed by a fence a minimum of four feet in height. The height calculation may include a combination of pool wall and fence provided that the combined height equals four or more feet from ground level at any and all locations.
All fences shall have, as a minimum, the following safety characteristics:
The fence shall be constructed of such material and in such a fashion so that the finished fence cannot be penetrated by either a normal child under the age of six years or an animal weighing more than 50 pounds.
Although any fencing material may be used, the material shall be of such quality and thickness as to achieve the standard established in Subsection 2A above.
All fences must have self-latching gates, and the latch shall be placed at least four feet above the ground.
[Ord. 1-97, 2/12/1997; § 202]
All spas and hot tubs must be enclosed by either a fence in accordance with § 23-201, above, or an enclosure affixed to the top of the unit.
An enclosure affixed to the top of the unit shall be locked when in the closed position. In an open position, the enclosure must be secured so that it does not close upon the user.