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2009 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code
|Publication Date:||1 January 2009|
The provisions of this code shall apply to the erection, installation, alteration, repair, relocation, replacement, addition to, use, and maintenance of swimming pools, spas, or hot tub systems within this jurisdiction.
Repairs and Alterations. In existing buildings or premises in which swimming pools, spas or hot tub installations are to be altered, repaired, or renovated, deviations from the provisions of this code are permitted, provided such deviations are found to be necessary and are first approved by the Authority Having Jurisdiction.
Maintenance. The plumbing and drainage system of any premises under the Authority Having Jurisdiction shall be maintained in a sanitary and safe operating condition by the owner or the owner's agent. All swimming pools, spas, or hot tub equipment, structures, appurtenances, signage, safety devices, fencing and other associated components shall be maintained in a safe and functioning condition.
Existing Construction. No provision of this code shall be deemed to require a change in any portion of a swimming pool, spa, or hot tub system or any other work regulated by this code in or on an existing building or lot when such work was installed and is maintained in accordance with law in effect prior to the effective date of this code, except when any such swimming pool, spa, or hot tub system or other work regulated by this code is determined by the Authority Having Jurisdiction to be in fact dangerous, unsafe, insanitary, or a nuisance and a menace to life, health, or property.
Conflicts Between Codes. When the requirements within the jurisdiction of this code conflict with the requirements of the plumbing or mechanical code, this code shall prevail.
Additions, Alterations, Repairs, and Replacement. Additions, alterations, repairs, and replacement of swimming pool, spa, or hot tub systems shall comply with the provisions for new systems except as otherwise provided in Section 101.5.
Purpose. This code is an ordinance providing minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare.