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Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

We were pretty surprised to find out that planning permission is required to have ANY swimming pool in your garden. In canton Vaud (assume others are similar?) the definition is A) any size and B) temporary or permanent

So even a blow up pool that is 1m x 2m requires planning permission, yes the one that you put up on Saturday and remove the next week.

I can understand if the pool is above a certain size or is permanent but for summer kids pools it seems slightly crazy.

I thought i'd share the info as a heads up as it was new to us and we've been here a while.
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One very important reason is that it should not be too close to a water course, to prevent pollution.
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Re: Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

Could a small childs paddling pool cause an issue to a water course ? also what is defined as a water course ?
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Re: Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

In Neuchatel, paddling pools (pataugeoires) are exempt as long as they are less than 3m diameter and do not have a pump and water filter.

Check the rules for Vaud.

A watercourse is a flowing body of water (stream or river for example). The authorities want to prevent the chemicals getting into the water supply.
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Re: Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

In VD It's anything permanent, non permanent and size doesn't matter.

So for anyone thinking of buying a paddling pool from jumbo then technically you'll need permission from your commune. I do wonder how far they police it though.
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Until a miserable neighbour calls the commune to complain perhaps
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Re: Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

Can't a paddling pool be moved from place to place? Unless you've got an awfully big puff on you.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bestway-510...=paddling+pool
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Re: Swimming pools (temporary) planning permission required

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We were pretty surprised to find out that planning permission is required to have ANY swimming pool in your garden. In canton Vaud (assume others are similar?) the definition is A) any size and B) temporary or permanent
Any link to the actual regulation/law? Without official text or at least a proper citation it is just chatter and hearsay.

Should be somewhere here: http://www.rsv.vd.ch/rsvsite/rsv_site/index.xsp
Thanks a lot for your help.
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