Adding a pool hall to a swimming pool in the garden, is this permitted?

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Hi All, We are seriously considering putting an offer to a house which come with an outdoor swimming pool, it currently has a football dugout type see through rigid plastic thing installed as the pool hall so it's not exactly an outdoor pool, it works similar to large greenhouse I think, It feel much warmer when you are inside as well due to greenhouse effect.

Anyway we have considered pros and cons and future salability of the house due to the pool but we have decided we want to go ahead with it.

Issue is the current 'pool hall' is probably 30 years old and looks a lot dated, I was wondering what are the restrictions if we were to build a normal looking outbuilding building (brick or wooden) to replace the current structure?

The pool is about 10m x 6m , I'm not even sure if the current setup is exactly permitted as the pool is situated next to the boundary of the property. next to the boundary of the property is a 30 mph road.

I'm a bit hesitant to ask these questions from the council incase they come and ask to take the current setup down.

Thanks.
 
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How long has the existing set up been there? Google earth history?

maybe ask manufacturers of pool shelters about issues replacing existing structures?
 
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How long has the existing set up been there? Google earth history?

maybe ask manufacturers of pool shelters about issues replacing existing structures?

Hi thanks for the reply,

Owner wasn't sure but said it's probably been there for 30 years, and google earth says it's been there at least since 2000.
 
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Someone more familiar with planning will know more but pretty sure it can not be removed by the council due to time.
Replacement may be different?
 
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Someone more familiar with planning will know more but pretty sure it can not be removed by the council due to time.
Replacement may be different?
Thanks, that was my concern as well, prob best to get on with current one and try make it less of an eye sore.
 
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I would definitely recommend talking to a swimming pool contractor, who can advise you on what you need to do and how to go about it. There are certainly restrictions on how close the pool can be to the property line is it accessible by the neighbors children etc. However, purely based on the size of your pool, I don't know if it would be possible to build a wooden structure to replace the current one. If it is possible, then you may need to talk to your neighbors about the changes you are planning, to ensure that this isn't going to cause too much of a disturbance for them.
 
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Hi All, We are seriously considering putting an offer to a house which come with an outdoor swimming pool, it currently has a football dugout type see through rigid plastic thing installed as the pool hall so it's not exactly an outdoor pool, it works similar to large greenhouse I think, It feel much warmer when you are inside as well due to greenhouse effect.

Anyway we have considered pros and cons and future salability of the house due to the pool but we have decided we want to go ahead with it.

Issue is the current 'pool hall' is probably 30 years old and looks a lot dated, I was wondering what are the restrictions if we were to build a normal looking outbuilding building (brick or wooden) to replace the current structure?

The pool is about 10m x 6m , I'm not even sure if the current setup is exactly permitted as the pool is situated next to the boundary of the property. next to the boundary of the property is a 30 mph road.

I'm a bit hesitant to ask these questions from the council incase they come and ask to take the current setup down.

Thanks.
The swimming pool will cost thousands to bring up to date or be removed.
Why do you think most houses don't have a swimming pool?
 
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Building a 10x6m structure (well larger as you need to walk around) is clearly going to be pretty expensive but perhaps this is an expensive property and you've factored that in - obviously swimming pools cost a fortune to run so I assume you have the means that this isn't a major concern.

You should be able to find a private planning consultant to do some sort of inspection on the pool - sounds like you need a specialist survey anyway as a typical house surveyor is probably not an expert on pools.
You might be able to get the vendor to do this if you are serious, make your offer contingent on it, or you might choose to spend a few £hundred getting someone to take a look.
You might even be able to get the local council planning department to weigh in, not sure.

Sounds interesting anyway - did you specifically want a house with a pool or is it a coincidence a house you like has one?
 

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