Above-ground pool (wood, inflatable, steel, self-supporting, rigid, tubular), kit pool (with modular panels) or in-ground pool (liner pool, shotcrete pool, poured concrete pool, etc.)… These different types of pools represent amenities that many homeowners like to have in their garden. And for good reason: there’s no better way to spend the summer than having friends and family over for a refreshing dip in your pond!

But did you know that, compared to these competitors building an in-ground pool has undeniable advantages? Durability of materials, quality of installations, good value for money… Not to mention the cachet that the
in-ground pools
to your home and garden!

So you see: building an in-ground pool offers many advantages. Find out more in our guide!

Why install an inground pool in your garden?

1. An aesthetic in its own right

If in-ground in-ground pools are also popular with the French, it’s not least for their many customization options. In fact, depending on the characteristics of your land, you can give free rein to your imagination and opt for the shape (round, rectangular, square, free-form pools), the font (
flat-bottomed pool
sloped-bottom pool) and size you want.

Liner, concrete, shell… When it comes to materials, in-ground pools offer a multitude of possibilities. And you can go even further by building an overflow, cascade or mirror pool and adding options such as a swim lane, counter-current swimming, coping stones…

Thanks to in-ground pools, you can give free rein to your imagination to create the design and environment you want on the site of your home. However, the the price of an inground pool is a factor to be taken into consideration, as it represents a financial investment… Especially if you opt for an in-ground wooden pool!

However, the installation of a polyester shell swimming pool offers an interesting alternative in terms of both budget and quality. In fact, these are made from a gel-coat mold that can take any desired shape (rectangular, square, round or free-form). It can also be tinted in a range of colors, from pure white and azure blue to ivory, to allow for a wide range of colours. optimal customization.

 

2. A robust, watertight pool model

Depending on the type of pool you’ve chosen to install in your garden, you won’t have the same quality of liner. As a reminder, the latter is the material that covers the inside of a pool, thus ensuring its finish.

This choice has an impact on the aesthetics of your pool, its sturdiness and also its watertightness:

  • The mosaic (or tiling): in addition to providing a solid, watertight coating for many years, mosaic pools offer a wide range of patterns and colors. A style in its own right that’s sure to dress up your outdoor space!
  • The liner This is a flexible PVC liner that is stretched along the sides of a pond. The advantage of this waterproof tarpaulin is that it is resistant, UV-resistant and non-slip. Because of its price, properties and ease of installation, this type of liner is the most widely used by pool owners. However, it must be changed every 10 years!
  • The polyester shell Factory-molded and installed on your property in just 4 days, this pool liner is just as robust as conventional pools. If pool maintenance in polyester is done regularly, you won’t have any problems for the next 20 years. Be careful, however, as this type of solution is sensitive to major ground movements.

 

In-ground pool, price and maintenance: the disadvantages of an in-ground pool

Of course, the cost of an in-ground pool is higher than for other pool models (wooden above-ground pool, semi-inground pool). But that’s because of its quality, its customization possibilities and the need to call in a professional to study the soil, the constraints of your land, and to install it (earthworks, laying the structure, etc.).

Finally, to keep your pool in good health for as long as possible, you’ll need to carry out regular maintenance structure. During the bathing season, check the water quality at least twice a week, and clean the surface, bottom and walls of your pool with a pool cleaner and treatment products. Once the summer season is over, it’s time to winterize your pool and maintain the various equipment (heat pump, filter, skimmers, robot, etc.).

 

Work, taxes… How do you declare your in-ground pool?

Have you decided to install a pond in your garden? You’ll need to register your in-ground pool with your local council and the tax authorities.

If your pool is between 10m2 and 100m2a prior declaration of work is required. This document, to be submitted to your local town hall, authorizes the authorities to check that your pool project complies with current town planning regulations.

Once the application is in the hands of the town hall, you should expect a response within 1 to 2 months. If it is positive, you will have 2 years to start the building your pond.

Your pool will be larger than 100m2 ? In this case, you will need to make a building permit application at your local town hall.

In addition to administrative procedures It’s also important to register your new pool with the tax authorities. And the reason is simple: by installing a pond in your garden, you can considerably increase the rental value of your property. However, this rental value is the basis for calculating the council tax and property tax of your home. And the higher the value of your property, the higher your taxes are likely to be!

When installing a swimming pool on your property, the Aboral teams are available to provide you with the solution best suited to your needs and requirements. So don’t hesitate to contact our experts or request a quote online !

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