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Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

It looks like we'll probably stay in Switzerland this summer (family wants to avoid planes and airports this summer). We of course will enjoy the lake like every summer but we're also thinking of buying an above ground swimming pool

we are considering this one

https://www.hornbach.ch/shop/Intex-K...1/article.html

does anyone have any experience with these types of pools and brand?

also do people typically disassemble them in the winter or just cover them up?
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

We have one (a 3.6m circular model).

Be aware that you need to check with your commune as to where you can place it (eg, not too close to your neighbours boundary and not near a water source).

We mount the pool in the early summer and dismount it in autumn, the manufacturer says you can keep it all year round with a third of the content in winter but it is not worth it as the water will be so dirty you will spend ages cleaning it and will need to change the sand in the filter anyway.
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

Different canton but a neighbour a few houses away has an above ground pool which is dismantled every Fall and built again in the summer. My understanding was that if you leave it up all year then a permit is required.

The distance from the neighbour's boundary may vary by canton. Where we live it is 2 metres.

You may also need to notify the commune where you live when you want to fill it considering the volume of water needed.
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You may also need to notify the commune where you live when you want to fill it considering the volume of water needed.
That has nothing to do with the commune and they wouldn't care less UNLESS there are drought restrictions in place.

Our pool takes around 8m3 of water and OPs model around 11m3 which is not really that much when you consider that the average Swiss person's water footprint is 4m3 per day.
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

I'm assuming OP owns. If one is a renter, I would guess you need permission from the landlord?
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That has nothing to do with the commune and they wouldn't care less UNLESS there are drought restrictions in place.

Our pool takes around 8m3 of water and OPs model around 11m3 which is not really that much when you consider that the average Swiss person's water footprint is 4m3 per day.
Is that Switzerland's total usage per day (industry as well) divided by the population or something else?
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Is that Switzerland's total usage per day (industry as well) divided by the population or something else?
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The average Swiss consumes 162 liters of water per person per day for domestic purposes such as drinking, cooking, cleaning or washing. When the virtual water used to produce the food, beverages, clothing and other consumed products is included, the water footprint amounts to 4,200 liters per person per day.
https://www.eda.admin.ch/dam/deza/en...schweiz_EN.pdf
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

Aldi have one online this week - slightly more at 799 CHFs but larger at 549X274X132cm
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Is that Switzerland's total usage per day (industry as well) divided by the population or something else?
Given that's about 50 ml a second I think we can pretty confident it includes industry!
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Given that's about 50 ml a second I think we can pretty confident it includes industry!
Or my kids having a shower!
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

I think one of the issues with pools that size is where exactly to drain the water if and when you do dismantle it. We wanted to have a (smaller) pool in our garden, but with nowhere to properly drain the chlorinated water, we decided against it.

Prior to making that decision, I had done a bit of research online into the pools that are available, and I remember reading in a lot of reviews (e.g. on amazon) that the filters (pumps?) that come with them often aren't very good, and so people would often elect to buy a much better / more expensive filter that works much better.
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That has nothing to do with the commune and they wouldn't care less UNLESS there are drought restrictions in place.

Our pool takes around 8m3 of water and OPs model around 11m3 which is not really that much when you consider that the average Swiss person's water footprint is 4m3 per day.
Actually you are wrong. There are indeed some communes that ask private pool owners to coordinate with them before filling their pools. I guess it is to avoid everyone filling their pools at once and bringing water pressure to a standstill. This might not be the case where you live, but it certainly is in other places.

So, I would not be as dogmatic in future if you are not 100% sure of the answer.
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Which communes?
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Which communes?
Do your own research.
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Do your own research.

I have a pool and I did my research. Do you have a pool?
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Re: Above ground swimming pool - any suggestion

As with so many things here in Switzerland it really depends on where you live so giving info for other cantons/communes is pretty pointless really.

The OP seems to in Vaud and all swimming pools irrespective of size, whether they are above or below ground, permanent or removable require authorisation in that canton.

This is just one link, there are many more.

https://www.pamatrex.ch/fr/11-divers/23-autorisations

In Neuchâtel above ground pools only need authorisation if they are bigger than 3m3 and have a filtration or evacuation system.
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As with so many things here in Switzerland it really depends on where you live so giving info for other cantons/communes is pretty pointless really.
Although I do think it's important to know how they do it in Ticino, on every thread.
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Although I do think it's important to know how they do it in Ticino, on every thread.
Of course it is, we all need to know about Ticino.
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That has nothing to do with the commune and they wouldn't care less UNLESS there are drought restrictions in place.

Our pool takes around 8m3 of water and OPs model around 11m3 which is not really that much when you consider that the average Swiss person's water footprint is 4m3 per day.
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Is that Switzerland's total usage per day (industry as well) divided by the population or something else?

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The average Swiss consumes 162 liters of water per person per day for domestic purposes such as drinking, cooking, cleaning or washing. When the virtual water used to produce the food, beverages, clothing and other consumed products is included, the water footprint amounts to 4,200 liters per person per day.
The question on this thread was whether the commune, Gemeinde or whoever needs to know whether you intend to fill a pool with water.

ch2013 seems to think it doesn't matter as people use 4m3 per person per day in total. That is is the water required to:
'produce the food, beverages, clothing and other consumed products is included'.
Let's ignore the fact that clothing any many food stuffs are not produced in Switzerland but overseas.
Out of the tap, they use 162L per day which is 0.162m3.

As an example of why the commune may need to know:

If a village has 1000 inhabitants and they each have a small pool (10m3) between, for this example, four inhabitants. (250 little pools).
That's 2500m3 of water in total.
The amount used for other tasks daily for the village inhabitants is 162m3 for the whole village.

If every one filled their pool on the same day, that's a 1443% increase in water consumption which is a massive amount.

Our village would not be able to cope with that.

They probably couldn't cope if it was spread over a couple of weeks.

So, to answer ch2013, I disagree with your post and many communes would care to know.
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