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New Construction or Alteration of Pools
Whenever new construction or renovations are planned for a public swimming pool or spa, plans must be submitted for approval prior to the start of construction or alteration.
Who must submit plans?
No person may begin construction or substantial alteration of a public swimming pool or spa in Montgomery County until the plans and specifications have been approved.
See Public Swimming Pool Plan Review Guidelines.
What is a public swimming pool or spa?
Any swimming pool, except a private swimming pool, which is intended to be used for swimming, wading, diving, or recreational bathing. A private swimming pool is any swimming pool built on the grounds of a single family residence and used solely by the owner, immediate family, tenants, or guests.
Any pool intended for public recreational or therapeutic uses other than swimming, diving, or general recreational use.
Download Plan Review Submittal Form
Download Swimming Pool Applications:Fee
Public Swimming Pool Operating Permit (PDF File) or Public Swimming Pool Operating Permit (HTML File)
The application, plans, attachments, and the appropriate fee must be
Incomplete applications will be returned to the applicant.
An environmental health specialist will review the plans. Upon successful
completion of the review process, the building permit will be released.
A piping inspection and pressure test must be successfully completed
prior to covering the pipes.
A compliance inspection must be successfully completed prior to opening
the pool or spa.
Personnel within the Licensure & Regulatory Services section are
available to discuss questions during regular working hours (Monday
through Friday) 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 240-777-3986
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