The techniques used and the models available in the private pool market are extremely varied depending on budget, on space available, on access to the pool, etc…
Overall, installers propose 4 general types of pool :
- Natural pools : also known as bathing ponds, these pools are simply dug in the soil. There is usually an ecological filtering system made from aquatic plants integrated into the pool. These pools need no special administrative formalities and are not subject to property tax.
- Above ground : this general term comprises models which vary from inflatable pools to pools made from wood. What they all have in common is that they are either posed on the ground or partly-buried in the soil. BEST STUBBLE TRIMMER In theory, their installation needs little or no excavation work. They are usually delivered in ready-to-use kits. As they can be technically dismantled and moved around, they are not subject to property tax and don’t require any special administrative process.
- Polyester moulds : the technology of these pools is totally mastered today. They are moulded in one piece in factories which use the same methods as those used in naval construction. Their dimensions are limited by the problems of transporting them. Their shape is fairly standardized. Their installation requires that the ground be excavated beforehand and that the site be rendered accessible for delivery. Once the mould is installed, the sides of the pool must be fitted with copings whose function is to maintain the pool in the ground. These types of pool is durable and therfore require planning permission from the local authorities before installation. They are also subject to property tax.
- Concrete pools : these are the top of the range in private pools. They are built using different techniques like precast concrete, reinforced concrete, breeze blocks, etc.. The owner can choose the shape of the pool – it can be at ground level, or have small artificial islets, etc.. Dimensions vary according to the space available. You should count two months between the digging of the hole and the fitting of the lining (tiles, liner or paint). These highly weather-resistant pools require planning permission and are subject to property tax.