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I received a "Pool Not in Use" permit invoice, and:

  1. Why is a "pool not in use" permit required?
    All pools and spas that still exist but are not going to be used during the pool permit year- June 1 to May 31- are required to have a "Pool not in use" permit (unless the facility chooses to maintain their regular use permit). As long as the pool exists, the pool barrier must be maintained and either the pool bottom is to remain visible or a F1346-91 compliant safety cover is maintained on the pool. The annual permit fee covers inspections to verify these requirements.

  2. How much is the "pool not in use" permit?
    Permit fee is $161 per year. A "Pool not in use" permit will be required until the pool is demolished or pool is put back in use after obtaining a regular use permit.

  3. The pool has been demolished.
    If the pool already has been completely demolished, the facility will not need to obtain a "Pool Not in Use" permit. However, we must obtain documentation first. The facility must contact the investigator, who will make a site visit to obtain required documentation that the pool was demolished. Please call our office at 206-263-9566 to obtain the investigators name and phone number.

  4. The pool will be demolished by June 1, 2017.
    The facility should be sure to contact local building department regarding demolition requirements. Follow instructions above for demolished pool procedure the facility should follow once the pool is demolished.

  5. The pool will be demolished after June 1, 2017.
    The facility must pay for the "Pool not in use" permit for this year. Facility should contact the local building department regarding demolition requirements. Follow instructions above for demolished pool procedure the facility should follow once the pool is demolished.

  6. The pool will be used this year.
    The facility should not pay for the "Pool Not in Use" permit at this point. Please call our office at 206-263-9566 to learn how to permit the pool and/or spa.

  7. I received a regular operating permit renewal notice for a pool that is not going to be used this pool year (June 1 to May 31).
    If the pool still exists, the facility will need to obtain a "Pool not in use" permit. Please call our office at 206-263-9566 to learn how to permit the pool and/or spa.
    If the pool has been demolished, see # 3 above. If the pool will be demolished, see # 4 and 5 above.

  8. I have questions and/or concerns about the permit fee.
    If you have concerns regarding the permit fee, and want to discuss this further, contact us at EHS.fees@kingcounty.gov.