October 12, 2006 at 2:17 pm #52349
To settle a “discussion” can anyone advise me approximately how long ago did it become law in Andalucia that you require a licence to build a swimming pool at a private property ?
October 12, 2006 at 6:29 pm #66669
We were asked to submit plans and apply for a licence for our swimming pool in 2003. This involved getting plans drawn up by an architect – cost 1400 euros. Cost of licence 800 plus euros.
I have read that this tends to differ from Ayuntamiento to Ayuntamiento, but would be interested to know what the law says.
October 13, 2006 at 9:23 am #66693
On a similar theme, can anyone tell me what restrictions apply to building a pool. Are you limited by the size of your plot, or constrained by the size of the property already built on the plot?
To be more specific, I am looking at a house of 400m build size on a plot of 1500m. The place already has a splash pool, but if I were to buy it, would it be fairly straight forward to put in a decent size pool?
Thank-you for any replies.
October 13, 2006 at 9:36 am #66696
I am not sure if I am correct but I think I read somewhere that some areas are prohibiting the construction of swimming pools due to water shortages/problems. I know this may sound like a joke but I was told by someone in the Town Hall in Marbella that to do anything on your plot you need a licence even if the size of a window is changed.
October 13, 2006 at 10:27 am #66701
Are our legal experts around today, Drakan, Cesar, Maria who could respond to the original question ?
October 13, 2006 at 10:47 am #66702
This is regulated by Local Law. It difers from one Local Council to another one.
October 13, 2006 at 10:57 am #66703
Same reply as María.
Takes a case-by-case study and differes from one Town Hall to the next.
But in short you do need a licence from the TH to build it.
October 13, 2006 at 11:01 am #66704
Maria & Drakan
Many thanks for your response.
We have been informed by an estate agent, the reason the vendor does not possess a building licence for the swimming pool is that it is only within the last couple of years that it is required by law, due to water shortages !
October 13, 2006 at 11:20 am #66705
Hi ambre solaire!
The necessity of a licence to build a pool is nothing really to do with water shortages, although at the moment some licences are apparently being denied on that basis.
A major works licence is required (and AFAIK has been for many years) along with an architect’s proyecto for a pool because it is a building structure that needs to be properly designed.
I have asked an architect friend if he can come up with a definitive date regarding the requirement for building licences for pools.
October 13, 2006 at 3:53 pm #66718
This is very much a local issue.
This summer I finished building a new pool in my garden.
My planning application was accepted by the council with a simple thumbnail sized drawing and a handwritten quote from a local Bulgarian builder. The licence for the pool measuring 10mx4m cost just 600 euros.
Nobody suggested involving an architect.
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