Chapter 15.15


15.15.010    Definitions.

15.15.020    Permit required.

15.15.030    Application for permit.

15.15.040    Fence standards.

15.15.010 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following mean:

(A) “Building code” means a code of the city adopted by ordinance which regulates the construction of buildings and structures within the city.

(B) “Swimming pool” means a private residential swimming pool with a depth of 24 inches or more, permanently situated on private property, the use of which is limited to swimming or bathing by family members or invited guests; and a public swimming pool which contains a water depth of 24 inches or more, with a surface area of 1,800 square feet or more, which is used or intended to be used for swimming or recreational bathing by the public; and a semi-public pool which contains a water depth of 24 inches or more and with a surface area of 1,800 square feet or more which is used or intended to be used for swimming or recreational bathing and to which two or more families have access. [Code 2000 § 10.205.]

15.15.020 Permit required.

No person shall construct, install, enlarge or remodel any swimming pool without first having obtained a permit from the city recorder. This permit is in addition to any other permit or license required by the state or Washington County or any other governmental agency. [Code 2000 § 10.210.]

15.15.030 Application for permit.

(A) The application shall include:

(1) Complete and accurate plans and specifications drawn to scale and as otherwise required by the building code, prepared or approved by a professional engineer or architect registered in the state.

(2) A description of the sources of water supply, amount and quality of water available and intended to be used, method and manner of water purification, treatment, disinfection, heating, regulation and cleaning, lifesaving apparatus and safety measures.

(3) A description of storm and sanitary sewer service available at the site, including a subsurface disposal system plan if applicable.

(4) Pump performance data for recirculation of swimming pool water.

(B) The application must be accompanied by the permit fee in the amount of $45.00.

(C) If the application is disapproved, the city recorder shall furnish a written statement to the applicant setting forth the reasons for disapproval and shall indicate, when feasible, what changes are necessary before the application can be approved. Denial may be appealed to the council; provided, that notice is given by the applicant to the city recorder within 10 days after denial.

(D) Swimming pools shall be constructed in conformity with the approved plans. [Code 2000 § 10.215.]

15.15.040 Fence standards.

All swimming pools constructed, installed, enlarged or remodeled within the city shall conform to and include the following pool fencing standards:

(A) A fence shall surround all swimming pools and shall be constructed to conform with the requirements of this section.

(B) The following materials shall be used for fencing purposes:

(1) Wood. Redwood, cedar or pressure-treated posts not less than four inches by four inches, set not more than 10 feet apart, embedded at least 18 inches in the ground. Vertical boards at least one-half inch thick shall be fastened securely to and outside of not less than two horizontal rails at least two inches by four inches in dimension. The outside face of the fence shall have no horizontal projections or recesses.

(2) Wire. Galvanized chain link fencing, minimum 11 gauge, with galvanized pipe posts of at least one-and-one-quarter-inch diameter, spaced not more than 10 feet apart. Posts shall be set not less than 12 inches in diameter and 18 inches deep.

(3) Masonry. Solid walls of brick, concrete block or stone, with no projections, recesses or other openings less than four feet from the ground surface.

(4) Wrought Iron. Steel tube posts with a minimum one-and-one-half-inch section and a minimum one-eighth inch steel shall be spaced not more than eight feet on center. Vertical steel bars of a minimum one-half inch section shall be spaced not more than four inches on center. Horizontal rails shall be at least one inch channel steel, with a minimum vertical separation of four feet.

(5) Height. Fences shall be not less than four feet nor more than six feet in height, measured from the outside ground level at a point 12 inches horizontal from the base of the fence.

(C) Any gate in a protective fence shall meet fence requirements for height and durability. It shall be equipped with a self-closing device and a self-latching device located not less than three feet, six inches above the ground.

(D) Any fence material and method of construction other than specified above shall be submitted to the city manager for consideration prior to erection. If, in the opinion of the city manager, the material and method of construction conform to the general design for safety and durability as set forth in this section, the city manager may approve the fence. [Code 2000 § 10.220.]