Would you like to start building
building your own shell pool
in the coming months? Before embarking on this wonderful project, you need to think about best location of your future pond. To find the best location, several criteria need to be taken into account. Whether it’s the nature of your landthe sunshine but also legal constraints the location is not to be chosen lightly.

There’s no such thing as a perfect layout! To choose your final locationyou’ll certainly have to make a few concessions. But don’t panic, Aboral Piscines is here to advise you on the essential criteria to take into account and make the best choice for your pool project !

Installing a shell pool: constraints on the terrain


The first step before building your pool is to analyze the situation of your land as well as these constraints. If in doubt, don’t hesitate to call in a specialist company to carry out a thorough inspection. soil survey. This way, you can avoid unpleasant surprises that could complicate the building your shell pool.

Ideally, flat, stable flat, stable, moisture-free ground is perfect for your pool. However, it’s rare to find the perfect piece of land on which to build a swimming pool, and you’ll certainly have to adapt to its various constraints.

If your land is on a slopesome adjustments will have to be made. In addition to levelling out the site, drainage will be required to prevent runoff. The bedrock will also need to be reinforced with special foundations, and backfilling may be recommended beforehand.

If you have no other solution than to install your pool on a basin terraintwo solutions are available. Either you level the bowlor raise the pelvis. In both cases, Aboral recommends that you install a high-performance drainage system to prevent polluting your water.

Finally, whenever possible, choose a sunny sunny location of your plot, ideally between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. For heat your pool naturally and save heating savingsIf you’re looking for a south-facing pool, avoid any shady features (buildings, trees, etc.).

So be sure to choose a location sheltered from the wind. As well as lowering water temperature and polluting your water, it’s not pleasant to finish your swim facing into the wind.


Legal requirements to be taken into account before building a swimming pool


Before you start building your poolIf you’re interested in buying a new home, ask your Mairie for the Plan local d’urbanisme (PLU) or the RNU (Règlement national d’urbanisme). You will learn about various obligations and constraints and constraints imposed by law, particularly with regard to siting distances opposite :

  • your neighbors The distance between your pool and your neighbor’s property line varies between 2.5 and 5 metres, depending on the commune where you live.
  • from freeway and traffic arteries The distance between your pond and the freeway must not exceed 40 m, or 25 m from a major traffic artery.
  • the public road For information on the minimum distances between your pool and public roads, consult article R.111-6 of the French urban planning code.


Make sure you comply with these legal obligations in fact, a check will be carried out when you submit your declaration of work or your building permit.

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