Swimming Pool Regulations in Blaine
- Step 1 - Review and Prepare
- Step 2 - Create an Account
- Step 3 - Apply
- Step 4 - Review and Payment
- Step 5 - Schedule an Inspection
Review and Prepare
Please review the following information packets:
The following documents need to be available for upload during the online application process. Please note, all documents need to be in a PDF format.
- Type, Size, and Gallon Capacity of Pool
- Site Plan
(including all required details and setbacks mentioned in the pool handout)
- Site Survey
Showing location of proposed swimming pool/hot tub.
- Engineer's Soil Report
Required for in-ground pools and pools with designed footings to verify the soils can support the manufacturer's design.
Are you a new user?If no, continue to step 3.
If yes, create an account.
New users to the system need to create an account. Please select create an account.
Having trouble creating an account? Detail instructions are available here, IMS account creation information.
Once you have gathered or emailed the necessary documents, you are ready to begin the online application process.
Please note the following:
- Once the application is started, the system will not allow you to go back to a previous page, you must continue through the entire application.
- Once you have completed and uploaded all required documents, a review page allows you to go back and edit any part of the application.
- Any question or upload with a red asterisk (*) is required.
- When scheduling inspections, please plan at least three to four business days ahead.
- Please note, during the busy construction months longer delays may occur.
Information needed before calling to schedule an inspection:
- Permit number.
- Address for the job site.
- Inspection type.
- If you are the homeowner, the name of contractor doing the work is needed.
- Login to IMS Account and go to your dashboard.
- On your Dashboard, go to My Inspections.
- A list of required inspections can be viewed along with the instructions on how to schedule.
- Property stakes must be located and exposed before a permit will be issued. If there are missing property stakes, the corners must be located/marked by a licensed surveyor.
- It is the homeowner's responsibility to verify specific zoning requirements or neighborhood covenants which could impact the proposed project.