Guide to Swimming Pool Planning Permission and Building Regs

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When it comes to swimming pool planning permission and Building Regs it is really important to understand the various rules that surround their installation and construction. Otherwise your dream pool could become a damp squib.

Just as with any addition that involves altering your home or garden in some way, building control and your local planning department will have their own set of criteria that it will be necessary to comply with in order to ensure your new swimming pool is safe and won't cause you any trouble later down the line. 

Natasha Brinsmead

Natasha is Homebuilding & Renovating’s Associate Content Editor and has been a member of the team for over two decades. An experienced journalist and renovation expert, she has written for a number of homes titles. Over the years Natasha has renovated and carried out a side extension to a Victorian terrace. She is currently living in the rural Edwardian cottage she renovated and extended on a largely DIY basis, living on site for the duration of the project. She is now looking for her next project — something which is proving far harder than she thought it would be.