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Pool WebA pool permit is needed for swimming pools, hot tubs, and ornamental ponds and pools to ensure building and zoning code requirements are met. Any pool, including hot tubs, spas, storeable or inflatable pools, 24 inches deep or more require a pool permit and are required to be enclosed by fencing of a type that is not readily accessible by children and that contains no opening larger that 4 inches. The fencing can not be less that 4 feet in height and, if equipped with a gate, shall have a latch. In-lieu of fencing, spas and hot tubs may have a lockable cover capable of supporting a minimum of 150 pounds, and the cover must be locked when the spa or hot tub is not in use.

Process
Complete the Residential Swimming Pool Permit Application or the Commercial Swimming Pool/Clubhouse Permit Application and return to the Permit Application Center. Residential plan review may take up to 48 hours. Commercial Plan Review may take up to 10 business days. 

Contact
For further information, contact any Customer Service Representative at the Permit Application Center (PAC) at 803-329-5590 or email the PAC.

Residential customers can apply for an adjustment to the sewer charge on their utility bill for the initial filling of their pool by completing the Pool Adjustment Request form and returning it to the Billing Division.  This form must be submitted within 30 days from the date the pool is filled.

Related Information
Residential Swimming Pool Permit Application
Commercial Swimming Pool/Clubhouse Permit Application
Swimming Pool Barrier Requirements
Swimming Pool Latch Requirements
Pool Adjustment Request

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