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68 PhotoHow Many Sets of Plans Do I Need to Submit?

Three complete sets of plans must be submitted. The plans must be drawn on substantial paper (minimum 18” x 24”) exactly as the pool is to be constructed. Defaced, incomplete, indefinite or faded plans shall not be approved.

What Information Is Required on the Plans?

  • Site plan must be drawn to scale with job address, owner’s name, lot dimensions, and set-back distances from property lines. Show all existing structures and the proposed pool. Show distances between all structures. Show any recorded easements on the property.
  • Provide a North arrow.
  • Show location of all mechanical equipment, type, and size of pool equipment and plumbing.
  • Indicate type of electric service currently on the home. Indicate manufacturer, rated amperage, overhead vs. underground, location of electrical and gas meters.
  • Indicate BTU rating of spa/pool heater and maximum size and length of gas supply line.
  • Using arrows indicate on the site plan the direction of surface water drainage and direction of flow of deck drains.
  • Show anti-entrapment devices and model numbers

Pool Fencing Requirements

Pools must have at least one of the following:

  • A pool enclosure (see below for further requirements)
  • An approved safety pool cover
  • The residence shall be equipped with exit alarms on those doors providing direct access to the pool.
  • All doors providing direct access from the home to the swimming pool shall be equipped with a self-closing, self-latching device with a release mechanism placed no lower than 54 inches above the floor.

A pool enclosure must meet the following requirements:

  • Any access gates through the enclosure open away from the swimming pool and are self-closing with a self-latching device placed no lower than 60 inches above the ground.
  • A minimum height of 60 inches.
  • A maximum vertical clearance from the ground to the bottom of the enclosure of 2 inches.
  • Gaps or voids, if any, do not allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than 4 inches in diameter.
  • An outside surface free of protrusions, cavities, or other physical characteristics that would serve as handholds or footholds that could enable a child below the age of five years to climb over.

NOTE: All heated pools and spas must have a cover that complies with Title 24 Energy Conservation requirements.

An electrical load calculation sheet may need to be filled out prior to plan check submittal.

Last updated: 5/8/2008 10:25:44 PM