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Swimming Pools: Do You Need Planning Permission?

Whether to warm you up or cool you down, there are many benefits to having a family swimming pool. Not only is it an easy way to exercise, it can also enhance your home’s appearance and potentially boost its future selling price. If you’ve decided to take the plunge and get your very own swimming pool, your first question may be whether you need planning permission. And if so, what is the process to obtain planning permission? It’s actually more straightforward than you think, so just take a look at our guide below about how to secure your swimming pool planning…

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Top tips for designing the perfect pool

A family pool is an exciting prospect for both adults and kids alike, and can be a great source of fun and exercise for all the family. Additionally, pools can enhance the aesthetic value, and potentially the monetary value, of your property. However, designing and installing your home swimming pool is a big undertaking that you will want to get right with minimal hitches. That’s why we’ve put together some top tips for designing the perfect swimming pool, giving you some guidelines about what to consider before your contractors start work. Budget Having a budget is the foundation of the entire…

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Indoor Pool Pitfalls: Part 1 – Design Issues

If the idea of having a pool outdoors doesn’t appeal to you then you might be tempted to opt for an indoor swimming pool. Indoor pools give you all the luxury of a temperate swimming pool all year round without some of the more tedious maintenance jobs. However, getting an indoor pool isn’t as simple as some people think. Many homeowners rush to get an indoor pool and fall into some very obvious pitfalls which come back to haunt them. In this article we’ll talk you through some of the design issues which you need to factor in before you begin…

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UK building regulations and planning permission for swimming pools

  Major factors in the decision to have any kind of addition or construction work on your home or property are the planning permission and building regulations. These issues can put many people off but they are in place to act as a barrier of protection against reckless construction work rather than to penalise you. We know that it can be a confusing process to navigate, and with swimming pools it might seem even more of a niche territory to get to grips with. That’s why we’ve created a short guide to planning permission and building regulations for both indoor and…

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Will the success of the Glasgow Commonwealth Games encourage new swimmers!

Commonwealth Games Success The success of the London Olympic Games 2012 saw a significant rise in people joining up to their local swimming pools and swimming clubs. This enthusiasm was extended further with the Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in July this year, where athletes from the commonwealth nations pushed themselves to their limits in a variety of sports.   There we some great wins for England and Scotland in the swimming pool based events, and they varied between standard swims based on timed results, as well as those which show a more creative and artistic side to the sport.  …

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What is the best position for a garden swimming pool?

If you’ve ever considered having a pool installed in your garden then you’ve probably got a lot of questions about how you get started and whether it’s even possible for you to have a pool installed. The big question is whether you can fit one into your garden, and if you can, what’s the best position for the pool where you’ll get the best use out of it. It isn’t just simply a case of digging a hole and fitting a pool into it, there needs to be careful consideration about where your pool will be situated in relation to your…

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Swimming Pool Construction – Top Things to Consider when Building a Swimming Pool

Planning a swimming pool for your home or property can be exciting and fun to do, but there are a lot of things to consider if you haven’t gone through the swimming pool construction process before. It isn’t as simple as digging a hole and putting the water in – you need to think about the planning before it is built as well as the purpose and upkeep of the pool once it is complete.   That’s why we have collected a range of points to factor into your planning. Below you’ll find a few top suggestions and pieces of information…

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