How much is an above ground pool in France?

How much is an above ground pool in France?

Costs. The cost of building a pool in France is widely given as being between €15,000 and €50,000. This is for the pool, and you need to add on the cost of the surrounds, whether this is a paved area or wooden deck.

Do you need planning permission for an above ground pool in France?

All in ground swimming pools in France require planning permission. Abris or pool houses also require planning permission. Above ground pools that are not built as a permanent structure do not require planning . If the pool exceeds 10m², but under 100m², then a works declaration is required.

How much does it cost to run a swimming pool in France?

However, for an average size of pool (typically around 10m x 5m), you should not expect the costs to be of an amount that is so high that it begins to have an effect on the decision to have the pool or not. I would suggest that €300-350 per year for chemicals and electric costs would be typical in a well-run pool.

Does a swimming pool add value to a house in France?

The number of private swimming pools continues to increase in France: it went from one million in 2000 to one and a half million in 2007 and reached two million in 2012.

How many swimming pools are in France?

In 2020, there were 3.2 millions private swimming pools in France. The previous year, there were slightly less in-ground pools than aboveground pools in France (1.47 million versus 1.48 million).

What swimwear can you wear in France?

Yes you heard right. You have to wear tight fitting teeny weeny Speedo style swimming trunks to the pool in France because its more hygienic. “Ladies knickers” my neighbour calls them or to give them their proper French name “slip de bain” or “un boxer”.

Do people have swimming pools in France?

Every year, millions of French people flock to public pools, and you can too because there is at least one public pool in most French towns above a specific population. Cities with a larger population, such as Paris, Lyon and Montpellier, have several swimming pools.

Why can you not wear swim shorts in France?

The French actually have two reasons for this swimming pool policy: hygiene and the environment. People often wear long swimming trunks as a pair of shorts. For example, you wear them to the beach or while walking through the city. If you then swim in the swimming pool in the same shorts, you will pollute the water.

Why do French pools require Speedos?

Are above ground pools worth it?

An above-ground pool is, by far, the least expensive option for a pool. Kids love them, and built-in fencing and locking gate options make them safe. The main disadvantage of an above-ground pool is that it generally adds no value to your home.

How hard is it to install an above ground pool?

You can install an above ground pool in just a few days. You will need the help of few people and can make it a great weekend project for family members and friends. We often get asked if any special tools are required. The answer is no, you do not need any special tools.

How much does a swimming pool cost in France?

France – Property. A 15m long oval pool can be installed for as little as €2,500, and smaller ‘splasher’ pools can cost less than €500, although more elaborate fibreglass or wooden pools can cost €6,000 or more. In-ground pools come in three general types: moulded fibreglass (or ‘one-piece’) pools, which can simply be ‘dropped’ into a hole in…

Why choose an above-ground swimming pool?

There are plenty of reasons for choosing an above-ground swimming pool – constraints in terms of steeply sloping ground or a house raised above the level of the garden, natural safety features, ease of disassembly, or even a desire to install a Piscinelle in a lake.

What are the regulations for in-ground pools in France?

Basically all in-ground pools are subject to security regulations to prevent accidents, particularly with children but also of course with adults. The body in France which sets the standard is AFNOR and there are four kinds of security from which you can choose as noted below.

What is an in-ground swimming pool?

Incidentally, this is a project of our own swimming pool builder in South-Burgundy. Basically, water is not meant to stand in a receptacle above ground. In nature, water always flows into a hole or through a ditch. Therefore, in-ground swimming pools always give a more natural feeling.

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