Ordinance No. 20-12 Amending City Code Article 11-271 - Regulating Above Ground Swimming Pools

Document Date: 
Tuesday, October 6, 2020


An Ordinance Amending ARTICLE 11, GENERAL ACTIVITY REGULATIONS, to update the Ham Lake City Code to regulate above ground swimming pools.

Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of Ham Lake, Anoka County, Minnesota as follows:

ARTICLE 11, GENERAL ACTIVITY REGULATIONS of the Ham Lake City Code is hereby amended as indicated in the following section:

11-271  Above Ground Swimming Pools Every above ground swimming pool shall be enclosed by a non-climbable fence or wall not less than four feet high. An above ground swimming pool is not required to be enclosed if the pool sidewalls are 48 inches in height or more. If an above ground swimming pool has sidewalls of 48 inches or more, a removable ladder is required to access the swimming pool. Any access gate shall be self-closing and self-latching and shall open outward away from the pool. The release mechanism shall be located on the pool side of the gate at least 3 inches below the top of the gate or 54 inches from the bottom of the gate. Maximum mesh size for chain link fences shall be 1.25 inches unless the fence is provided with slats fastened at the top or bottom which reduce the openings to not more than 1.75 inches.

Presented to the Ham Lake City Council on September 21, 2020 and adopted by a unanimous vote this 5th day of October, 2020.



                                                                        Michael G. Van Kirk, Mayor


Denise Webster, City Clerk