Blue Haven Pools aims to streamline the approval process so that you can get your pool installed as quickly and hassle-free as possible. We abide by all the rules and regulations encompassing home pool design, while also doing what we can to make sure you get the pool of your dreams. We’re here to take you step by step through the approval process.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A POOL APPLICATION IS DENIED?
Blue Haven is there to help every step of the way on the approval process. We are well experienced with all of the requirements of Local and State Governments and are always up to date with the local requirements.
HOW DOES THIS AFFECT THE PROCESS?
Each council comes with its own set of rules and regulations. The process can vary dramatically from council to council, further adding to the stresses of approval which can differ from zone to zone and property to property within the same council area. In some cases where the application is denied, the matter has been overturned during a court process with owner and council. There was a case of this not that long ago where an application was refused on the basis that the pool was proposed for the front yard. The owner fought the decision by proving countless pools in the street were built in the front and the back yards were rendered impossible for pools. There have also been cases of some councils stipulating that a pool makes up for hard surface area and other councils say its soft landscape area… so confusing!
Each council will need the homeowner to meet with built upon area vs landscaping requirements. Which basically means you can’t have too much concrete and built up areas and must counter balance with landscaping and greenery.
One thing that homeowners could do before getting a pool quote is to obtain a sewer diagram from Sydney water and double check there is no sewer under the proposed pool position.
Also, a 149 certificate from your local council will help identify
HOW DOES BLUE HAVEN ADJUST TO MAKE SURE CUSTOMERS GET THEIR IDEAL POOL STILL?
To overcome local government matters surrounding built upon area, sewer lines, easements and other common site barriers the pool may need to be adjusted in size or repositioned. It’s also common for the pool structure to change. For example, a fibreglass or vinyl-lined pool can usually be built over or adjacent to a sewer line by signing an indemnity form with Sydney Water. In some cases where council approval has been a major defeat, we can replace the pool idea with that of a portable spa.
DOES THIS AFFECT THE LENGTH OF THE 12 WEEK POOL BUILDING PROCESS?
Blue Haven Pools cannot commence the pool construction until all approvals are in place. Once approvals are in place we usually get started within a 7 – 10 day period and can have the concrete shell cast within a matter of days from the moment of excavation.