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Installing an underground pool is a sustainable investment that will enhance your home. The construction of an inground swimming pool requiring a development of its surroundings, you will create a new place of life in its own right which the whole family will benefit.

The inground pool

The inground pool

Why choose a buried pool?

The first quality of an underground pool is that it is made to last. It also benefits from the ten-year warranty of the manufacturer. It gives an undeniable stamp to your garden and in case of resale of the house, it values ​​your good.

Depending on your desires and your budget, it lends itself to many compositions: traditional shapes (rectangular, round, bean-shaped) or more original with an island or a waterfall, infinity pool, swimming lane. The possibilities of landscaping around the pool are also endless: natural stone, reconstituted stone, wood, composite materials, etc. It adapts to all styles of home and garden.

Its main disadvantage is its cost which is higher than that of an above ground pool. Its construction requires important work.

Install a buried pool, the precautions to take

Before ordering your pool you must make sure that your land is fit to receive it. The construction must adapt to the nature of the subsoil (rock, sand, clay, positioning of the water table) and the configuration of the ground (slope that will have to be consolidated, basin that will drain, etc.).

The area and shape of the pond should be adapted to the surface of your garden. The ideal is a location near the house, sunny, sheltered from the wind and away from trees.

Also remember that earthmovers must be able to access your land.

The different types of inground pool

You have the choice between different types of underground pools:

  • Inground hull pool. It is a basin, most often polyester that is manufactured in the factory. She arrives home ready to pose and fits into the excavation made to receive it. It is strong and quick to install. The forms of hulls are numerous.
  • Masonry inground pool. This is the ultimate question of sustainability and choice of customization. It is also the most expensive and the longest to build. The walls are either concrete blocks reinforced by reinforced concrete poles, or concrete poured between two panels placed parallel, or shotcrete on a scrap metal frame. The walls are then covered with a liner or tiled.
  • Inground pool kit. It consists of a prefabricated modular structure (reinforced concrete, aluminum, steel, resin) which is coated with a waterproofing coating.

Inground swimming pool: the obligations

Obligations are twofold: administrative authorizations and security.

  • Administrative permissions to install an inground pool: For basins less than 10 m², no authorization is required except in protected area. For basins greater than 10 m² but not exceeding 100 m², you must file a prior declaration to the town hall. For pools greater than 100 m², you must apply for a building permit at the town hall.
    If you plan to cover your pool with a shelter that is more than 1.80 m high, you must apply for a building permit.
    Also remember to find out about the planning rules in force in your municipality. They may be more restrictive.
  • Safety features for an inground pool: Your pool must be equipped with at least one of the following equipment: a protective barrier, an audible alarm system (immersion or perimeter alarm), a safety cover or a veranda-type shelter covering the entire pool.

Good to know: The buried pool is a fixed equipment valuing your home, it can lead to an increase in its rental value and therefore your local taxes.


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