Getting ready to build your dream pool takes a bit of planning. For most, the pre-construction process is swift and easy. For others, the process may be more complex depending on council requirements and site constraints, neighbour input and desired pool location.
Some applications require additional information to assist the determination process, which is usually advised by Council’s processing officer once the application has been lodged. Unfortunately, we can not always anticipate council’s requests, as these often vary, and may be specific to your particular site.
We are here every day to help obtain approval at the lowest cost, within the shortest time frame. We rely on a dedicated group of surveyors, engineers, water technicians, landscapers, arborists and planning specialists to help make this a reality. With our volume of work, we help obtain the best prices and pass savings on to you.
PRE-CONSTRUCTION – AT A GLANCE
01. Plan Drafting
A site plan is drawn, including the position of the pool in relation to your home, site boundaries and any other structures. The plan includes pool size/shape, filter location and fencing, along with other items if required, i.e. trees to be removed, built upon area ratio, etc
02. Legal Government Authority Approval
Most plans go to the local council for approval. We also take care of Sydney Water and Mine Subsidence approval. Each council’s determination process is different and varies in time. We take care of plan lodgment, application forms and fee payment on your behalf.
03. What you need to provide
- A current site plan showing house, boundaries and site structures
- A signed consent form to lodge the application on your behalf, signed by ALL property owners we will supply
- Survey plan to Australian Height Datum requirements (if required by your council)
- Basic approval (if pool is greater than 40,000 litres)
- Sydney Water Peg out (if pool is located within the sewer zone of influence)
- Landscape plan (if required by your council)
- Council 149 certificate (if possible)
It is possible to build your very own swimming pool without council approval. A Complying Development Application which goes through a private certifier in just 10 days. There are few boxes you have to tick first.
There are multiple rules and regulations homeowners have to comply with before construction starts and throughout the building process. Complying with these is a matter of safety and must be adequately met for the construction of any pool to take place.
Blue Haven is right by your side throughout each step of the approval process. We’re also here to help customers reassess their application depending on restrictions and council approval. We are committed to getting you the pool of your dreams.