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City Attorney

Roger Baker
Tooele City Attorney

90 North Main Street
Tooele, UT 84074

Phone: 435.843.2120
Fax: 435.843.2129


Title 4. Chapter 10. Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub

4-10-1. 'Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code' adopted.

(1) The “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code,” 1991 Edition, published by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, is hereby adopted as the code of Tooele City for providing minimum requirements and standards for the protection of the public health, safety and welfare as applied to the erection, installation, alteration, addition, repair, relocation, replacement, maintenance or use of any swimming pool, spa, or hot tub plumbing system except as otherwise provided for in that code.

(2) Each and all of the regulations, provisions, conditions and terms of the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code,” 1991 edition, are hereby referred to, adopted and made a part hereof as if fully set out here.

(Ord. 91-17, 11-14-91)

4-10-2. Administrative authority.

The Tooele City Engineer and the engineer’s designees are hereby appointed to act as the administrative authority with power to enforce the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code.”

(Ord. 91-17, 11-14-91)

4-10-3. Safety provisions.

No pool within the ambit of the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code” shall be constructed or maintained:

(1) within ten feet of any electric utility pole, wire, other transmission devise or appurtenance, whether the electrical equipment be below or above grade;

(2) without a permanent nonskid surface on all hard-surfaced areas installed within six feet of the pool.

(Ord. 91-17, 11-14-91)

4-10-4. Violation and penalties.

The first paragraph of Section 1.7 of the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code” is amended to read:

(1) Any person who violates any of the provisions of the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code” or fail to comply therewith, or who violates or fails to comply with any order made thereunder, or who builds in violation of any detailed statement of specifications or plans submitted and approved thereunder, or any certificate or permit issued thereunder, and from which no appeal has been taken, or who fails to comply with such an order as affirmed or modified by the board of appeals or by a court of competent jurisdiction within the time fixed herein, shall severally for each and every such violation and noncompliance, respectively, be guilty of a class C misdemeanor. The imposition of one penalty for any violation such not excuse the violation or permit to continue; and all such persons shall be required to c0rrect or remedy such violations or defects within a reasonable time. When not otherwise specified, each day that prohibited conditions are maintained shall constitute a separate offense.

(2) The application of the penalty identified in Subsection (1) shall not be held to prevent the enforced removal of prohibited conditions.

(3) The issuance or granting of a permit or approval of plans and specifications shall not be deemed or construed to be a permit for, or an approval of, any violation of any of the provisions of the “Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code.” No permit presuming to give authority to violate or cancel the provisions of that code shall be valid, except insofar as the work or use which is authorized is lawful.

(Ord. 91-17, 11-14-91)

4-10-5. Location, fencing.

(1) Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs of permanent construction shall be set back at least five feet from all property lines and shall be located not closer than 30 feet to any dwelling on an adjoining lot. Where an adjacent lot is vacant, a swimming pool, spa or hot tub must be located at least 15 feet from any side lot line of such adjacent lot.

(2) Swimming pools, spas and hot tubs shall be completely surrounded by a fence or wall having a height of at least six feet if not enclosed within a building. Fences shall be designed so that openings will not permit a 4″ diameter sphere to pass through them, except for gates which shall be equipped with self­-closing and self-latching devices.

(Ord. 94-22, 05-04-94)


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