Pools & Pool Enclosures
Residential above ground pools, in-ground pools, and spas with more than 24 inches of water require a pool construction permit to ensure safety and quality of work. Regardless of depth, commercial (public/semi-public) pools, spas, and play features require a pool construction permit. Also, Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains (PIWFs), such as spray parks/splash pads require a pool construction permit and have special requirements.
Plan review is required before a residential or commercial pool, spray park/ splash pad or spa may be built. Plans are routed to Health & Food Safety for plan review after a Permit Technician reviews the submittal for all required documentation.
Inspections, Permit Review Status, or Other Questions
Please call Health & Food Safety at 972-292-5304 for residential and commercial swimming pool and/or spa code questions, residential and commercial pool plan submittal requirements, or commercial pool and spa inspections. To inquire if a pool construction permit is approved and ready for payment, please contact a Representative in our guest lobby at 972-292-5301. To request a residential pool or spa inspection, call Building Inspections’ Inspection Request Line at 972-292-5386 before 4 p.m. for the next business day’s inspection.
Forms & Information
- Certification of Pool Protection Device Installation (PDF)
- Commercial Pool and Spa Plan Design, Review and Construction Checklist (PDF) - Information and checklist documents that are required to be completed, signed, and submitted with the pool (and/or spa plan).
- Commercial Pool (pre and post) Construction Letter Examples (PDF) -
postconstruction letters are required to be on the engineer’s letterhead. One is required before construction of a commercial pool (pre-construction letter) and the other is required before a commercial pool’s final inspection (post-construction letter).
- Commercial Swimming Pools, PIWF and Fountains and Spas Plan Submittal Requirements, Permitting, and Inspections (PDF) - Information on permitting and plan submittal requirements need to accompany with the Pool Construction Permit Application.
- License to Operate Application (PDF) - An application that is submitted, reviewed and paid to operate a public pool or semi-public pool that is located in Frisco, along with an health-related inspection(s) prior to being issued.
- Pool Fence, and Gate Requirements (PDF) - Specifications and details of pool barrier requirements.
- Pool, Spa and/or PIWF Permit Application (PDF) - A completed application required to be submitted, along with other documentation, prior to construction at a property.
- Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains (PIWF) Rules (PDF) - State law and requirements regarding fountains and water features in Frisco.
- Residential Swimming Pools and Spas Submittal Requirements and Inspection Checklist (PDF) - Note: Residential fence and gate requirements (pool barriers / enclosures) are located on Page 3.
- Semi-Public / Public Pool & Spa with Requirements Ordinance 06-02-14 (PDF) and Pool Ordinance Amendment 18-01-02 (PDF) - City of Frisco ordinance and amendment references State requirements, as well as some additional stipulations.
- Semi-public / Public Pool and Spa Requirements- State of Texas requirements for semi-public pools, public pools, and spas.