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. Fountains only (not intended for swimming) and lagoons have special requirements. 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 residential or commercial bodies of water referred here in may be built. Plans are routed to Health & Food Safety for plan review after a Permit Technician reviews the submittal for all required documentation.
For Residential, please click "Residential Building Permits"
For Commercial, please click "Commercial Building Permits"
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.
Reference Documents - Commercial
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) -
post construction 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.
Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains (PIWF) Rules (PDF) - State law and requirements regarding fountains and water features in Frisco.
Commercial Pool, Spa, Lagoon and Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains Ordinance (2021-08-51) (PDF). - City of Frisco ordinance and amendments for Commercial Pools, Spas, Lagoon and Public Interactive Water Features and Fountains.
Semi-public / Public Pool and Spa Requirements - State of Texas requirements for semi-public pools, public pools, and spas.
Reference Documents - Residential
Pool Fence, and Gate Requirements (PDF) - Specifications and details of pool barrier requirements.
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.