to the City of Auburn!
Auburn City Council Passes an Ordinance for Pool Maintenance
The City of Auburn City Council has had feedback from several citizens about the health and safety issues that come with unmaintained pools. With the Zika virus outbreak and other safety concerns, the Council determined that the City ordinance needed to be amended to address pools in our community that are not maintained. These pools grow algae and bacteria and are fertile breeding grounds for mosquitoes. One neglected swimming pool can produce millions of mosquitoes and infect an entire neighborhood.
The swimming pool ordinance has been amended to read:
Swimming pools, spas and similar structures above ground, on ground or in ground, shall be maintained in a safe clean, sanitary, secure and structurally and mechanically sound condition so as to prevent stagnant water, which is conducive to the harboring or breeding of mosquitoes or other insects. All swimming pools shall be completely surrounded by a fence or other barrier having a minimum height of four feet. When the sides of an above ground pool are used as the barrier, the ladder or steps shall be capable of being secured, locked or removed to prevent access; or the ladder or steps shall be surrounded by a barrier which meets these requirements.
Have questions or know of a pool that might be out of compliance? Please contact Codes Enforcement at firstname.lastname@example.org or 770-963-4002 ext 201.