Water is the best of all things  --Pindar, from the Olympian Odes

Q.  What services do you offer the residential contractor? 

  • Standard Engineering showing generic compliance with the FBC for submittal with your permit package
  • Site or project specific information to demonstrate compliance with ANSI 7 (suction entrapment) and ANSI 15 (energy) requirements contained in the FBC
  • Supplemental specifications when projects need retaining walls, negative edge details, or other special pool or spa structural situations not covered in the standard engineering
Q.  What do you charge for the standard engineering?

  • $375 per year for unlimited use in a single building department jurisdiction -or-
  • $150 for 12 original signed and sealed sets, for use in any jurisdiction -or-
  • $50 for two sealed sets, for one specific project ($25 if we do the site specific ANSI 7 and ANSI 15 work)
Q.  What if our local building department wants different information on your     standard engineering?

When needed, we are glad to modify our engineering, at no added cost

Frequenly Asked Questions about our Residential Pool and Spa Services


Q.  What do you charge for site specific ANSI 7 and ANSI 15 information?

$100, which includes an ANSI 15 sheet and an ANSI 7 sheet with detailed TDH calculations

Q.  What if I have a pool with multiple pumps and suction outlets?

We can certainly take care of that, but give us a call for a quote

Q.  How do I get your standard engineering?

Simply call or email the information as to who you are what kind of package, the building department address, if appropriate. We can mail those on the next business day.
Q.  How do I get the residential ANSI 7 & ANSI 15 site specific information?

  • Simply fax or email your dimensioned plan (and site plan, if the equipment location isn't shown on the plan)
  • Make sure the following information is on the plan or in the fax/email:
  • Project address and owner information
  • Specific brand and model of the recirculation pump
  • Specific brand and model of other pumps
  • Specific brand and size of filter
  • Specific brand and model of heater
  • Number of suction outlets and specific outlet covers you use
  • Any larger than minimum pipe sizes you use, such as 2" equipment and return piping when 1.5" might be allowed
Q.  What if I am not sure of what sizes or models of equipment?

We are glad to specify equipment within your guidelines and offer draft information for approval
Q.  How long will it take for me to get this information?

When we have all of the needed specific information, we will get original sealed sets in the mail to you by the next business day
Frequenly Asked Questions about our Commercial Pool and Spa Services


We Full engineering services for commercial aquatics - including designs, permit/construction plans, compliance reviews, construction management, lighting study for night swimming certifications, and trouble shooting

Q.  What Commercial aquatic services do you offer?

Q.  How long does it take to get permit plans?

For in ground concrete pools less than 1,500 sf and or spas less than 200 sf permitted for daylight use, and given complete project information, plans can be mailed in one week

Q.  When do we need to build additional bathrooms for the commercial aquatic project?

  • When the entirety of one or more residential units are outside a 200 ft radius of the pool or spa water's edge, and the residential buildings are not more than three stories -or-
  • When the available public bathrooms are more than 200 ft walking distance from the pool or spa water's edge -or-
  • When the available public bathrooms are more than 50 ft walking distance inside the building -or-
  • When the existing public bathrooms do not meet the fixture count required by code

Q.  What information is needed for the one week turnaround of commercial pool plans?

  • Your contract information
  • Owner information
  • Project name and site location
  • Dimensioned pool/spa and deck layout compliant with FBC layout standards
  • Architect contact information, if involved
  • Type of project served and number of stories in buildings
  • Number of units served and number of stories in buildings
  • Pool bathroom information
  • Project preferences such as type of filtration, brand of equipment, etc.
  • Project finishing, type of deck, type of edge (brick coping or concrete

Q.  What if my draft plan doesn't meet the current layout standards?

Not a problem, it just requires a draft plan step that may require a little more time

Q.  What if I don't have a pool plan or know exactly what the pool should look like?

We are glad to provide a design and layout to meet your desires and the codes

Q.  How do we get you going on our project?

Simply fax or email the information you have and we will return a proposal for services and begin work

Q.  How much do commercial pool plans cost?

  • Given the above information, standard skimmer pool plans are $1,200 and open gutter pool plans up to 1,500 sf are $1,500
  • Call for quotes on larger pools or other types of aquatic facilities

Q.  What about the Health Department Operating Application DH918?

  • We will conduct a final inspection and if the project is ready, offer the sealed DH918 applications
  • We will quote final inspection fees based on location

Q.  What if we want interim inspection or monitoring of contractor activities?

We are glad to quote the specific level of services you desire