Mail Stop 63-0700
P. O. Box 90231
Arlington, Texas 76004-3231
Code Compliance inspects all public, apartment, motel, hotel, health club and community
pools in the city to ensure compliance with the swimming
pool ordinance. This includes water play facilities.
Swimming pools are often the source of injuries and
frequently play a role in the transmission of infections.
The City of Arlington in accordance with Federal Law requires
that, as of December 19, 2008, all operating public and semi-private
pools and spas must meet the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8-2007 standard
guidelines regarding drain covers and location of the emergency
Whenever a public or semi-public pool is constructed or remodeled,
plans and specifications are submitted to the Community Development
and Planning Department located on the 2nd floor of City Hall,
telephone: 817-459-6502, for review and approval. All pools and spas
must meet the requirements of the Texas Department of Health
"Standards for Public Swimming Pool/Spa."
Swimming Pool Barriers
Swimming pool barriers/enclosures are designed to
keep small children away from a pool. The Code Compliance division plays an
active role in protecting children by administering codes pertaining
to pool enclosures. An unprotected pool is potentially as
life-threatening as an unsecured firearm in the house.
New fences must be approved and permitted by the
Building Inspection Division and must meet 1997 Uniform Building Code
(UBC) requirements. To see the UBC requirements,
Existing fences must meet standards set by the
Construction Chapter. To see the Construction Chapter
Contact the Code Compliance division immediately if you see or
suspect a problem with a pool barrier or gate.
In case of emergency call 9-1-1.