An outdoor swimming pool is any structure intended for swimming or recreational bathing that is not totally contained within a structure and surrounded on all four sides by walls of said structure and is capable of containing water over 24 inches deep. This includes inground and above ground swimming pools, hot tubs, and spas.
Private outdoor swimming pools shall be suitably fenced to a minimum height of four feet in accordance with the provisions of the Mass. Building Code. Such fence shall be constructed and maintained so as to prohibit unauthorized access.
Violations and Penalties; Enforcement
Any person who violates the provisions of this by-law shall be subject to a penalty of $100.00 for the first offense, and $200.00 for the second and each subsequent offense. Each day that a violation exists without abatement shall be considered a subsequent offense.
This by-law may be enforced by and administered pursuant to the provisions of M.G.L. c.40, sec. 21D for the use of non-criminal dispositions of violations. The persons who are empowered to enforce the provisions of this by-law are Town of Raynham Building Commissioner and his agents and Town of Raynham police officers.
(Adopted May 18, 2009, Special Town Meeting)
Town of Raynham 558 South Main St., Raynham, MA 02767