Fencing Swimming Pools
Fencing Swimming Pools – Ordinance G11-03
AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO FENCING SWIMMING POOLS.
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF EASTBOROUGH, KANSAS:
“Swimming pool” means any structure, basin, chamber or tank which may contain water and has a depth of two feet or more at any point, empty or filled.
Swimming pools shall be enclosed with a fence at least sixty inches in height. Opening in said fence shall not allow greater than a 4″ diameter sphere. Gates leading to such pools shall be latched when not under supervision of an adult. Such latch shall reasonably ensure against accidental access to the pool.
In lieu of fencing, a swimming pool may be enclosed, when not under the supervision of an adult, by means of a power safety cover meeting the most recent specifications approved by the American Society for Testing and Materials for swimming pool covers.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this ordinance is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $1000.
Any person receiving written notice of a violation of this Ordinance shall have ten (10) days to become compliant.
This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and publication one time in the official city newspaper.
Passed and adopted by the City Council this 27th day of September, 2011.