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Your journey to a pool

Do I need a building permit to install a swimming pool?

Building law is a matter for the federal states and accordingly different regulations apply in each German federal state. Therefore, it is always advisable to contact the responsible building authority and ask for a building permit for swimming pools. In certain federal states, there is an obligation to notify but no obligation to obtain a permit. You will also find out whether there are any restrictions on the location of the pool on your property. In any case, restrictions will exist in protected landscapes or nature reserves. Then it is advisable to incorporate natural pool colours into the planning from the start. Environmentalists would rather approve close-to-nature designed pools than brightly shining swimming pools.