8-60 Defined.

As used herein a "swimming pool" shall mean a body of water in an artificial or semiartificial receptacle or other container, whether private or public, except pools containing a depth of water of less than eighteen (18) inches below ground level and pools containing a depth of water of less than twenty-four (24) inches above ground level.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3060; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3060)

8-61 Applicability of article.

The requirements of this article shall be applicable to all new or existing swimming pools and no person in possession of land upon which a pool is or shall be situated shall fail to provide and maintain the equipment, fence or wall and facilities required herein.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3061; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3061)

8-62 Enclosure required.

Every outdoor swimming pool shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall of not less than three (3) feet in height which shall be so constructed as not to have openings, holes or gaps larger than four (4) inches in any dimension, except for doors and gates. A dwelling house or accessory building may be used as part of such enclosure.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3061; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3061)

8-63 Gates and doors.

All gates and doors opening through an enclosure shall be equipped with self-closing and self-latching devices for keeping such gates or doors securely closed at all times when not in use for ingress and egress, except a door of any dwelling which forms a part of the enclosure need not be so equipped.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3061; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3061)

8-64 Modification of requirements permitted.

The health officer and building inspector may make modifications in individual cases upon showing of good cause with respect to the requirements of enclosing swimming pools so long as the degree of protection afforded by substitute devices or structures is not less than the protection sought by this article.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3061; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3061)

8-65 Safety appliances required.

Safety appliances, consisting of at least one ring buoy with line the width of the pool attached and one pole longer than half the width of any pool shall be readily accessible and shall be in plain view whenever there is water within a swimming pool.

(Rev. Ords. 1962, § 3062; 1969 Cum. Supp., § 3062)

8-66—8-75 Reserved.