If you want to install a pool, whether indoor or outdoor, you will need to get a building permit. Outdoor pools must be surrounded by a wall or fence with a minimum height of six feet, and must be a minimum of five feet from the side and rear property lines. The fence or wall surrounding the outdoor pool must not have openings that allow passage of a 4” sphere, and any gates leading to the pool area must be automatic, self-closing and latching. For indoor pools, the structure enclosing the pool must comply with the requirements of an accessory building. For more information regarding a building permit for a pool, please refer to our Swimming Pool Requirements handout or call the Building Division at (801) 852-6450. For a commercial pool, you must begin the permit process with the Utah County Health Department, contact them at (801) 851-7525.