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Code Compliance
Mail Stop 63-0700
P. O. Box 90231
Arlington, Texas 76004-3231

Phone: 817-459-6777
Fax: 817-459-6772




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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.

bullet Application for Swimming Pool Permit (pdf)

Important Notice:

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 telephone.

bullet Read the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (pdf)
bullet Read the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (SPSC) Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act FAQs (pdf)
bullet Read the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act CPSC Enforcement Position
bullet Texas Department of State Health Services Public Swimming Pools and Spas link to more information
bullet Noticias de la CPSC Comisión para la Seguridad de los Productos de Consumo EN ESPANOL
bullet Emergency Telephone Location (pdf)
bullet Replacement Suction Outlet Covers (pdf)

Pool Operator Permit

Each site must have a Trained Pool Operator that has attended an approved pool certification course and registered with the City.

bullet View Pool/Spa Invoice/Information and a list of Pool Operator courses (pdf)
bullet Application for Pool Operator Permit (pdf)
bullet Application for Swimming Pool Permit (pdf)

Swimming Pool Plan Review

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, click here.

Existing fences must meet standards set by the Construction Chapter.  To see the Construction Chapter requirements, click here.

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.

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