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Swimming Pool and Spa Permit 

 If you intend to operate or build a public swimming pool or spa in the City of Grand Prairie, a permit is required. Public wading pools and spray parks also require a permit.

What is required?

For Change of OwnershipPools

  • A completed application for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from the Department of Building Inspections.
  • A completed Swimming Pool / Spa permit application.
  • Applicable fees.
  • A letter from a licensed electrician stating that the pool / spa wet niche fixtures are properly grounded and in good repair.
  • Completed and notarized Owner Verification form.
  • Copy of Certified Swimming Pool Operator Certificate.
  • RPZ in fill lines in swimming pools or spas must be tested by the City of Grand Prairie. A copy of cross connection inspection report must be available to the inspector at the time of the final inspection.
  • A complete inspection, including water chemistry, fencing, working emergency telephone or emergency summoning device, signage, etc.
  • All requirements are to be satisfied at the time of the final inspection before the swimming pool and / or spa will be allowed to open.
  • Compliance with all the requirements set by the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2010 Standards for Accessible Design. For more information click here. 

New Swimming Pool / Spa or Extensive Remodeling

  • A completed application for a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) from the Department of Building Inspections.
  • A completed Swimming Pool / Spa permit application.
  • Applicable fees.
  • Prior to beginning the construction of a new public swimming pool/spa or the extensive remodeling of an existing public swimming pool/spa, the owner shall submit plans and specifications for such construction or remodeling to Building Inspections and the Environmental Quality Division for review. The plans and specifications must indicate the following:
    • Plan of entire project site/tract map    
    • Plot plan, deck detail and pool enclosure (including gate detail
      and fence panels)
    • Plumbing detail including gauges and pipe diameter etc.
    • Pool/Spa structure details
    • Depth markers
    • Lights
    • Skimmers
    • Coping
    • Fill line and/or applicable hose bibs
    • Equipment list (including make and model number)
    • Safety equipment and signs
  • The plans and specifications shall be submitted and stamped with the seal of a professional engineer.
  • A pre-construction letter stamped by the engineer shall also be submitted with the plans for review.
  • A copy of the plans and specifications and the plan review checklist must be kept at the site during the time of construction
  • In addition, new public swimming pools must comply with the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For more information click here.
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      Required Construction Inspections

      • Pre-Gunite Inspection
        • Verification of proper VGB (Virginia Graeme Baker Act) drains and skimmer installations per approved plans.
      • Pre Plaster Inspection
        • Verification of proper step, tile, and depth markings per approved plans
      • Final Inspection
        • RPZ in fill lines in swimming pools or spas must be tested by the City of Grand Prairie. A copy of cross connection inspection report must be available to the inspector at the time of the final inspection.
        • A letter from a licensed electrician stating that the pool / spa wet niche fixtures are properly grounded and in good repair.
        • A complete inspection, including water chemistry, fencing, working emergency telephone or emergency summoning device, signage, etc. 
        • All requirements are to be satisfied at the time of the final inspection before the swimming pool and / or spa will be allowed to open.
          Copy of Certified Swimming Pool Operator Certificate.

      THE CERTIFICATE OF OCCUPANCY WILL BE RELEASED AFTER ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE MET. 

      Fees for Swimming Pool / Spa Permits

      Swimming Pool / Spa Application for Change of Owner: $100.00
      Swimming Pool / Spa: $200.00
      Swimming Pool / Spa Duplicate Permit: $15.00
      Swimming Pool / Spa New Application: $300.00 

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      Swimming Pool and Spa Ordinance

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      Last updated: 10/13/2014 10:54:06 AM