residential swimming pool buildings - FAQ

What does the price for an indoor pool building include?

The price is fully inclusive of the design by our in-house RIBA and qualified design staff, precision engineered fabrication in our factory and installation of the pool building structure on foundations constructed by your own preferred local building contractor.  We are happy to supply design drawings for the foundation base. 

How much does an indoor swimming pool cost to build?

In our experience and subject to specification, the design work and installation of a typical Pinelog building will cost in the region of 50% of the overall value of the indoor swimming pool. The total value of the project can range from £2,500 + VAT/sq.m for a small 125 sq. m hydrotherapy pool down to £1,800 + VAT/sq.m for a large leisure centre.  The type of facilities in the building and the number of internal rooms greatly influence the total build cost.  This advisory budget includes our own structural envelope and the work of the swimming pool installer, equipment and finishes by your own local subcontractor. 

How long do Pinelog indoor pool buildings last?

Indefinitely - with the pressure treatment we use, Pinelog buildings should last a lifetime... as thousands of log cabins and timber construction buildings in Scandinavia have.  For complete peace of mind we also provide a ten year guarantee against faulty materials and structural defects.

Can a Pinelog swimming pool building have the same external appearance as the house and can it be attached?

In addition to our log buildings, Pinelog design and erect the structure envelope for pool halls ready for finishings by others in stone, brick, or render etc.  These buildings can be either freestanding or linked onto existing dwellings.  Examples of these are shown in our recent projects.

What size of pool will I need?

This will depend on the number of people you wish to cater for and the type of use they will be putting it to (lane swimming or wallowing).  As a general rule in a multi-purpose pool, 3 sq m of water area should be allowed per person.  Offering alternative facilites such as a gymnasium or beauty suite can help spread customer loadings. There are also national safety guidelines on the maximum number of people allowed in the pool at one time.

Does an indoor swimming pool always need Planning Permission?

In general for residential applications the answer is 'no' as long as the building is freestanding.  As from 1st October 2008 outbuildings will be considered to be Permitted Development and not need planning permission, subject to certain limits and conditions.  For further information please follow this link.

When a site survey is carried out, we can usually determine whether Permitted Development will apply or whether a planning application is required.  If planning permission is necessary we can take care of the application on your behalf.

A commercial indoor pool, for example at a hotel or a holiday park, will always require full planning permission.

Do Pinelog carry out installations in my area?

Along with our distributors in the south and south east, we install swimming pool buildings throughout the UK.  Please see our links page for more information.

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