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Chesapeake, Virginia – repealing a local code in order to use the state pool code (ISPSC)
Issue: Pool & Spa Building Codes
Affects: Those who build pools and spas in Chesapeake
Send comments to: Jennifer Hatfield, email@example.com
Summary: On February 27, the City Council considered an ordinance repealing Section 14-166 of Chapter 14 of the City Code, entitled “Swimming Pools and Spas,” to remove swimming pool regulations that are similar to, or in excess of, the Virginia Uniform Statewide Building Code. If the repeal goes through, this will mean the ISPSC with amendments by the state will be the applicable code for the City. Then on March 27, 2018, the City Council considered an ordinance amending Chapter 14, Article V of the City Code, entitled “Swimming Pools and Spas,” Section 14-165 thereof, entitled “Pool and Spa/Hot Tub Decks,” in order to clarify that a required deck for a public pool must be unobstructed and to add provisions relating to minimum drainage slope.
Status: Awaiting results of both proposed ordinances.