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Do I Need a Permit for an Above Ground Pool in Texas?

Do I need a permit for an above ground pool in Texas?

Texas summers are hot. Really hot. An above ground pool is an easier and quicker way to beat that heat than digging up your backyard for an in-ground swimming pool. Because of this you might be asking yourself, “Do I need a permit for an above ground pool in Texas?”

Depending on the type of above ground pool you want to install, the answer is probably yes. 

But don’t worry. Bonnie & Clyde’s Pools and Spas is a member of the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance. You can count on us to advise you on best practices and industry standards. We want to ensure your family’s safety around your new pool and compliance with all regulations in our area.  

We keep a large warehouse stocked with above ground pools. Your family can be splashing in no time at all! Bonnie & Clyde’s is here to help your family have a fun and safe summer. We can help answer all of your questions! 

Texas Pool Permit Basics

Keep children and pets safe with proper Texas pool permit compliance.

In Texas, pool laws can be complex and unclear. But the most important thing to keep in mind about owning any type of swimming pool is safety. 

Keep in mind the safety of your family, pets, neighbors, and stray critters as well as people.

Most pools, whether it is an above ground pool, semi-inground, or inground pool, should be enclosed. Usually, pool owners install a fence with a locked gate around their pool. Locked gates and fences help prevent entry from uninvited guests and accidental entry by children and pets. 

Some owners install a fence and locked gate around their backyard to keep out uninvited neighbors and to detour neighborhood children. 

Above ground pool owners who access their pool with a ladder or steps need to be able to lock them when they are not in use. 

Additionally, if a patio or deck will give direct access to your pool, it may be wise to install an alarm. This will notify you if anyone enters the pool area. An alarm is great for keeping an extra watch over children and pets around the pool. 

It is important to note that a Texas pool cannot be in the front yard, and it must be at least five feet away from the nearest property line. Failing to follow Texas pool permit laws and local ordinances could result in fines, penalties, lawsuits, and higher insurance costs. 

To ensure you are in compliance with Texas pool laws, call one of our stores. We are located in Arlington, Burleson, Decatur, North Richland Hills, Lake Worth, and Weatherford, Texas. We can talk you through the Texas pool permit process as well as any local and city ordinances you should follow in our areas. 

Local Above Ground Pool Permit Guidelines

Different cities and counties in Texas have different pool permit regulations. Some may even differ from the state of Texas pool laws. In order to ensure compliance, follow the strictest set of regulations. 

Also, if you live in a gated community or in an HOA, check their rules. Rules will probably require fencing but may also have stipulations on how long a semi-permanent pool can remain.

At Bonnie & Clyde’s, we are here to make sure your family has a fun and safe summer. We have Backyard Leisure and Sharkline pools in stock! And we can help with all your chemical and accessory needs, as well as pool permit questions.