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How close can a pool be to your house?
Last Updated: 28th May, 2020
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Simply so, how close to the boundary can I build a pool?
A good rule of thumb is to position the pool at least 1000mm from the boundary. Homeowners usually choose to landscape within this boundary area to enhance the overall space. For pools in confined spaces there is a much greater need to echo the overall style of the adjoining home.
Secondly, how much space do you need around a pool? As a general rule the pool and pool surround should occupy an area of approx. 25% of the total available area. So if you have a small or medium sized backyard (~150 sqm), consider building a small pool from 20 – 28 sqm in size with a suitable small pool surround area.
Thereof, can you put a pool on the side of your house?
Space. Not everyone has the luxury of a large backyard, so in many cases, placing the pool close to the house is the only option. However, even when you've got some area to work with, keeping the pool tucked into a corner close to the house might be the most efficient use of space.
Can a boundary fence be a pool fence?
Yes, although if the fence forming part of the pool area has horizontal rails on the outside of the pool area, the rails need to be more than 900mm apart so it's unclimbable for small children.