Building A Pool

Origin manages the whole swimming pool installation process from design to completion, which means all elements of the design and build of your pool are taken care of.

We make the process as stress free as possible and make sure we are communicating with you at every stage to ensure the end result matches expectations of your dream swimming pool.

Rather than hiring separate companies for each element of the build, which means juggling communication with different firms and is more risky as the end result depends heavily on how well they work together, Origin will handle everything. With us, you’ll have one point of contact, a dedicated project manager, who will be available to answer questions and talk you through the process from start to finish.


The length of time it will take to complete a swimming pool installation in your garden varies from project to project. But to get a good idea of the project length and the cost of swimming pool installation, it’s best to book a free on-site consultation with one of Origin’s experienced advisers.

All of our swimming pool constructions are permanent installations. They are designed by structural engineers built in line with the SPATA standards for pool construction. We use these principals for both commercial and domestic swimming pools. We offer a minimum ten year guarantee on the structure of the pool. A quality permanent pool structure from a trustworthy reputable company.

Our Consultation

The first stage of any swimming pool installation should be an onsite consultation with your swimming pool builder. At the first meeting we provide a free consultation and feasibility study with one of Origin’s directors, during which we listen to your ideas and give you examples of what can be achieved. This will also provide the opportunity to talk about your budget and what you had in mind for cost of swimming pool installation and establish whether planning permission is needed.

After listening to your thoughts and aspirations, a second meeting will give us the opportunity to present our initial proposal. This consultation will give you the opportunity to provide feedback on the ideas we’ve outlined so we can help achieve the plan for the leisure facilities that will suit your home, your family and your lifestyle flawlessly.

The final part of the consultation stage is to show visuals of the project, to make final decisions and to add any finishing touches or additional extra features. Once the design, layout, finishes and budget for the project have been agreed, our experienced architects will draw up an application plan of building and gain planning permission on your behalf, should this be required.


Planning permission for building a swimming pool

Changes to permitted development rights mean you may not require planning permission at all – even if planning permission was previously denied. Use a specialist swimming pool company to guide you through the procedure, advising you on the necessary steps to take, which will speed up the process significantly.

Many of our clients have homes in areas of outstanding natural beauty, or in conservation areas, and have previously found it difficult or impossible to get planning permission for the size and style of pool house they wanted for their home and families. Many of these gave up because it meant the scheme had to be changed and watered down to the extent that it was no longer interesting or viable.

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All this has now changed. It has become remarkably easy to get permission to develop. Many of the difficulties have simply been removed, so many of our clients could reconsider their plans, and have a far better chance of getting an unqualified go-ahead.

Are you one of them?

If so, please ring Origin and we can re-examine the original plans, and take things on to the next stage in what is now a far easier planning environment.

To avoid the need for planning permission on indoor swimming pools, the building must follow the below guidelines:

We have produced this simple explanation as your first guide to a complex subject…

or click here to visit the UK Planning Portal web site

Swimming pools that require planning permission, or Building Regulations Consent, include:

  • Indoor swimming pools where the design doesn’t meet permitted development criteria
  • All swimming pools on listed premises
  • Properties in conservation areas

Our experts will help you gain planning permission by providing knowledgeable and independent advice. Planning permission can take up to 8 weeks to be approved, so it’s important to get it right first time. Having an expert on your side will avoid planning permission being denied and may speed up the process significantly.

The specialist architects at Origin Leisure have years of experience in gaining planning permission for swimming pool installations. We are up to date with the latest regulations and will speak directly to your Local Authority Planning and Building Control Departments to gain permission on your behalf. Our designers and architects create the building scheme with a expert working knowledge of the construction process and the importance of which building materials can be used in this specialised environment.

British Building Regulations for Building a Swimming Pool

All indoor swimming pools must be built in accordance with Part L of British Building Regulations, relating to the insulation of the floor and walls.

A structural engineer at Origin Leisure will advise on how this can be achieved in your swimming pool project.


The Building Process

During the build the project manager will conduct regular meetings giving updates on the project, which will give you the opportunity to ask questions and make choices on the finer details and ensure you’re well informed at every stage.

Throughout the process Origin will liaise with all external parties involved; including planning, building control and utilities companies to ensure the swimming pool installation runs without a hitch and stays on schedule.

Once construction is finished, our team will talk you through how to operate the swimming pool equipment, pool maintenance and water maintenance. Origin also provides a swimming pool service and routine maintenance for our customers

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