Pool installation is a real added value for your home and real estate. What’s more, when the weather’s nice, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a pleasant place to relax. But for your pool project to come to fruition, there are many criteria to consider.

So you’re looking for the information you need to make your pool project feasible. After all, between the town planning code and the required building permit, it’s best to make sure that your project can actually go ahead.

Let’s take a look at the possible compatibility between your land and the layout of your new shell pool.


3 questions to ask yourself before installing a shell pool at home

When you want to to install an in-ground pooloften comes up against a number of constraints, including the terrain. This is the key point of the work, and you can’t ignore its analysis.

So, before applying for a building permit (for pools over 10m2) or installation without declaration (for
of less than 10m2), you need to ask yourself three questions about your home’s terrain.



Is your soil suitable for building a swimming pool?

If your floor is sloping or high, you already know that the work is likely to be difficult. On the other hand, what lurks beneath your soil, such as water tables, is only visible after a thorough soil survey.

What’s more, some terrains are unstable or composed of rocks. This prevents the installation of a in-groundsemi-buried and even above-ground.

Please note that a soil survey is not mandatory for your project. On the other hand, if your land falls within the scope of a regulations during construction, you’ll have to redefine the location or even cancel your pool project.


How to choose the ideal location for your pool?

After a study of land useYou know that the land around your house is compatible with the layout of your pond. On the other hand, you have no idea of the position for the latter.

To define it, you need to find the right place for your pool:

– Sheltered from the wind ;

– Exposed to sunlight ;

– Away from plants (trees, shrubs, etc.) ;

– Not subject to neighborhood regulations;

– In the center of an area (terrace, garden, etc.) large enough to allow free movement around it.

Your project should also include a garden shed. Close to your pool, the enclosure lets you store the equipment you need for poolside fun. Also consider a technical room for maintenance.


Does your swimming pool comply with the Local Planning Scheme?

The Plan Local d’Urbanisme (PLU)formerly known as the Plan d’Occupation des Sols (POS), is a town-planning document that authorizes the implementation of your pool project, provided you comply with specific regulations.

The PLU sets out two key pieces of information: the graphic map of areas that can or cannot be built on, and the rights to build on each of them (building typology, measurements, etc.).

To build a swimming pool in a habitable zone, you must first ensure that you comply with the following regulations:

– Distance from neighbouring properties, drilling and rainwater harvesting systems;

– The maximum height for the construction of your pond ;

– The provision of safety features to prevent the risk of drowning.


Is it possible to build a swimming pool on land that cannot be built on?

In certain situations land classified as a protected area (e.g. natural areas) or agricultural zone do not allow the installation of your pool. However, there are a few exceptions to the regulations.

In fact, there are a number of steps you can take to start work on a plot of land deemed not suitable for building.

For example, you can prove to your local council, with official plans, that your swimming pool is an extension to your home, in the same way as a terrace, for example. Legally speakinga pond is defined as a construction, not a building.

Another option is to obtain a exemption at your local town hall. You must prove that your project does not call into question the PLU code.

Finally, the last step is to request a PLU modification at your local town hall. The aim is to change the declaration of your land from a “non-constructible zone” to a “constructible zone”.

Once you’ve received the go-ahead from your local authority, all you have to do is choose from one of our different ranges of swimming pools available.

Whether rectangular, oval, small or large, Aboral Aboral pools to suit your every need.



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