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Our swimming pool consulting / design efforts will typically need to collaborate with other design professionals that are involved in exhibiting the new construction and or remodeling requirements for the building structure portions of a given facility.










The discipline specific in each of these categories above will involve fulfilling a facility’s overall code compliant construction intentions, which are mandated by officials for new or remodeling public / commercial swimming pools / spas.




Before starting new construction or remodeling, building codes mandate the submission of plans to the jurisdiction for review and approval. Plans must demonstrate compliance with current Department of Environmental Health codes and standards for the facility’s construction or retrofitting.


Local Building/Health Dept. Plan Checker guidelines mandate a comprehensive plan set submission. It should include layout and construction details, providing clear and concise descriptions of all proposed new construction or remodeling work, addressing officials’ requirements for code compliance.


Our approach to accommodating the necessary exhibitions is by establishing an A to Z spacial outline that allows a Plan Checker to process the verification of compliance more easily!


Our planning sheet listings have been developed over years of preparing plans for the Building Permit Submission process, not just a preliminary Plan Check Review. It has been from the back and forth of being critiqued by many different jurisdictions nationwide that our understanding and approach for seeking approval has benefited.


Realize that the authorities that are in charge of the approval process must be able to quickly and concisely understand the plans and find what is necessary to be shown on plan or approval delays will result in responding to their correction notices.


Our objective is to correctly exhibit how it is intended to build or remodel your public use swimming pool and or spa so that it is compliant with the current approved standards, codes, regulations and guidelines. The required information must address on plan the following elements regardless of the size of the pool i.e.;


The RED items listed below indicate the architectural planning sheets, which you will need to provide us information about the site’s specifics.

The BLUE items are the sheets that we as the Pool Designer would need to produce in order to collaborate all of the site specific information i.e.; civil, architectural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing.

NOTE: All of the site engineering will require a “WET STAMP” on those plans from the Engineer of Record (EOR) for each of their disciplines i.e.; electrical, mechanical, civil, plumbing (storm drains, water & sewer).


  • Restroom / Bathhouse Facilities

  • Bathhouse Construction Material and Finish

  • Labeling / Coding of Piping and Equipment

  • Pool Construction Material and Finish

  • Decking Areas

  • Decking Drainage

  • Depth

  • Depth Markers

  • Diving Area / Equipment

  • Drinking Fountain

  • Electrical

  • 911 – Emergency Telephone

  • Equipment Room or Equipment Enclosure

  • Fencing

  • Fill Spout / Autofill devices

  • Filters

  • Filter Backwash

  • Sanitizer / Gas Chlorine / Doser / Erosion Feeder

  • Hair / Lint Strainer

  • Lifeline / Anchors

  • Lifeguard Chairs

  • Lighting / Pool / Spa

  • Lighting Decking

  • Main Drain

  • Operation Instructions Manuals

  • Rim Flow Overflow Gutters

  • Piping

  • Pool Heaters

  • Pool Inlets

  • Pressure Gauges

  • Pump and Motor

  • Flow Meter Indicator

  • Re-Circulation System

  • Sewage Disposal Connection / Size

  • Sidewalls

  • Sight Glass

  • Signs

  • Surface Skimmers

  • Bottom Slope

  • Steps and Ladders

  • Turnover Rates

  • Vacuum Equipment

  • Water Supply

  • Total Dynamic Head Calculations (TDH)


The above information is intended to bring to light what is required from the team’s collaboration efforts. Only by combining the project’s architectural, civil, electrical, plumbing, mechanical and structural planning sheets can a complete set of documents fulfill the Plan Checker’s criteria for the review process. What is of key importance here is that the plans prepare for everything being required accordingly.


Therefore, we will need to know what planning information is available from the other Design Professionals in order to fully prepare a compliant set of plans. We can produce additional information as necessary but in order to prepare effectively, we’ll need to know ahead of time what is being supplied by the other team members.


Please let us know your thoughts and give us a call at your convenience so that we may discuss your project further.


Aquatic Mechanical Design Toll Free – (800) 766-5259


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