Florida owner builder pool pre-approved plans?

Blargo

New member
Jul 1, 2020
1
Tampa
So, it seems like there are many other diy’ers around here. I priced out building a pool in Tampa with a pool builder, then I called all the subs and got quotes and the amount the builders make is crazy. So, I talked to the permit office and the biggest obstacle I have is having a site plan and a design. She said that most pool companies just have this stuff already pre-approved and they just make the same ones over and over. Is there any resource for these plans? My wife just wants the most simple thing imaginable, though she has expressed the design for a concrete pool rather than fiber glass. Even that is probably negotiable. Anyone have any plans and prints that meet Florida Building code for a simple rectangular pool with no frills? I realize I’d have to alter them a little to show the proper easements and property lines on my house. Any other advice would be great. I’ve been reading as much as I can on here and have already picked up some good pointers.
 

bbqjosh

Well-known member
Apr 17, 2020
72
Orlando, FL
So, it seems like there are many other diy’ers around here. I priced out building a pool in Tampa with a pool builder, then I called all the subs and got quotes and the amount the builders make is crazy. So, I talked to the permit office and the biggest obstacle I have is having a site plan and a design. She said that most pool companies just have this stuff already pre-approved and they just make the same ones over and over. Is there any resource for these plans? My wife just wants the most simple thing imaginable, though she has expressed the design for a concrete pool rather than fiber glass. Even that is probably negotiable. Anyone have any plans and prints that meet Florida Building code for a simple rectangular pool with no frills? I realize I’d have to alter them a little to show the proper easements and property lines on my house. Any other advice would be great. I’ve been reading as much as I can on here and have already picked up some good pointers.
If you know what kind of pool you want, all you need is a 2d sketch of the perimeter and a depth profile. You can draw it by hand or if you have a friend who has a 2d CAD program you can use to sketch it up. Then you send that to an engineer and they will do the calculations you need and stamp the drawing to submit for a permit. What they provide is to FBC. Usually the engineer can offer a site plan for you as an added service if you don't have a cad software available. Search for aquatic engineering and you will find a firm near you.