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Water Recreation Facility Plan Review

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New facility, new owner or making changes to an existing public pool, spa, or spray park?

We can help.

Through our plan review, we make sure your pool, spa or spray park is safe for the public.  

Before you turn in your application.

How to apply.

We have 1 application for new construction, remodels­ or change of ownership. Plan review fees are non-refundable.

To get started:

  1. For new facilities or remodels complete a Plan Review Packet. For ownership changes, only complete the Water Recreational Facility application.
  2. Complete a supplemental application for floatation tanks, if needed.
  3. Submit your application and plan review fee payment in person, by mail, or online.

How long will the process take?

We will email approval or ask additional questions within 30 business days of receiving your complete application or when your application is accepted. Submit your application as early as possible to meet your project deadline.

What happens once I'm approved?

We email an approval letter to you and the Building Department. You must schedule 3 pre-opening inspections:

  • Piping inspection–after piping is complete before construction of the shell.
  • Sump inspection–before filling.
  • Final inspection–before opening after all work is complete.


Call (253) 798-4430, email or schedule a consultation. We’re available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



  • What is a remodel?
  • When is a resubmittal needed?
  • I plan to replace my drain covers with the same make and model. Do I need a plan review?
  • There is a recall on my drain covers and I need to replace them. Do I need a plan review?
  • I want to replace my pump with a different model. Do I need a plan review?
  • How do I check the status of my application?
  • How do I submit a response to a request for more information?
  • I need to submit more than 1 application like for a pool and a spa. Do I have to re-enter the same information each time?
  • It won't let me upload a file with the same name more than once. If I have one bill that includes water and sewer, how can I attach it more than once?
  • Do I need more than 1 application if I have 2 bodies of water using the same recirculation system? (Like if several float tanks share water between them.)
  • Do I need more than 1 application if I have more than 1 pool or spa at my facility?
  • I have identical float tanks on separate water recirculation systems at my facility. Do I need applications for each?
  • What application do I use?

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