Pool Safety and Requirements
In most cities and counties, permits will be required for the installation of your pool and the construction of other surfaces, such as elevated decks and gazebos etc. In addition, some communities have adopted residential codes which have specific requirements.
Barrier codes which require fencing and/or self-closing gates on the property to prevent unsupervised access to a pool may vary between cities and counties.
Electrical permits must be obtained for the installation. It is important that all circuits be installed by a qualified licensed electrician, for the safety of your family and guests.
As a general practice, your local building department will inform you of any applicable requirements. Your pool dealer can also provide information and/or assist you.
Important: Unless otherwise stipulated by your dealer, some or all of this may be your responsibility.
Play it Smart
Smart pool owners always think safety first. And they take specific steps to make sure their family, friends, and guests are knowledgeable in the safe use of their swimming pool.
Talk with your pool builder about installing safety devices such as child safety barriers.
at Hallmark Spa & Pools, we believe safety should be the primary concern of any responsible pool owner. So we recommend that your pool area comply with National guidelines as well as your local building and safety codes.
If you add diving boards and slides to your pool, please make sure this equipment is in strict compliance with the manufacturer's specifications, industry standards, and local codes.
For more information, we recommend contacting the American Red Cross in your area for available safety programs and instructions. Remember, safety is everyone's responsibility and concern.