Do I need a permit?
A Swimming Pool/Spay Permit from the Public Health and Environmental Quality Department is required if you intend to operate or build a public swimming pool or spa in the City of Grand Prairie. Public wading pools and spray parks also require a permit.
- For operating an existing public swimming pool or spa, the city requires a Certificate of Occupancy and Swimming Pool/Spa Permit.
- For change of ownership of an existing public swimming pool or spa, the city requires a new Certificate of Occupancy and a new Swimming Pool/Spa Permit.
- For new construction of a public swimming pool/spa or for remodeling, the city requires a Certificate of Occupancy, Commercial Building Permit, and Swimming Pool/Spa Permit.
Required Construction Inspections for New Construction:
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. The certificate of occupancy will be released after all requirements are met.
- 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
- 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. (View Sample Electrical Letter(PDF, 71KB) )
- A complete inspection, including water chemistry, fencing, working emergency telephone or emergency summoning device, signage, etc.
- Copy of Certified Swimming Pool Operator Certificate.
What happens next?
Permits will be issued when the facility is complete and in compliance with the rules and regulations from the City of Grand Prairie and the State of Texas.