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.
Submit pool/ spa/ public interactive water feature permit applications using the following guidelines:
- Submit plans as one PDF, not separate pages.
- Submit supporting documents as one PDF, not as separate pages.
- Submit a copy of the permit application(s) in PDF.
- Label the PDF files as follows:
- SITE ADDRESS_type of document.pdf
- Do not include special characters (*&^%$#@!) in the file names.
- Upload the documents to the FTP Server.
Deviation from these instructions may result in your permit being rejected or denied.
For Pool permits: once your application has been accepted you will receive notice to pay the permit fees via eTRAKiT. If you do not already have an account, you will need to set up an account to access your permits. Online payments made through eTRAKiT will incur a 2% service fee. Failure to pay all outstanding fees including service fee will result in the permit not being issued.
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.