Pool Facility Designer and Builder Resources

Expect longer review times. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have limited access to our office and limited capacity to conduct reviews of construction permit applications. It will take longer than usual to process applications. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

Water Recreation Facility Construction Permits

Pool facility construction permit for new or revised construction of public swimming pools, wading pools, spas, spray features, and water park features.

Float tank facility construction permit for new or revised construction of floatation systems (also known as float centers, isolation tanks, and sensory deprivation tanks).

Rules and Guidelines

Washington State rules on construction and maintenance of regulated recreational water facilities such as swimming pools, spas, water parks, and wading pools. Regulated facilities include pools at athletic or private clubs, municipal or park facilities, hotels, motels, apartments, condominiums, mobile home parks, RV parks, and homeowner association communities.

See our guidelines to help you comply with state rules and federal law. Guidance documents to help you comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act include: what you need to know about the federal law, selecting a new drain cover, single main drains, determining when plan review is required, and more.

Training

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act Online Course, NSPF

More Resources

CDC's Pool and Spa Design

Content Source: Water Recreation Program