Properties with a swimming pool
- Properties with a swimming pool
You want to buy a property in France and a private swimming pool is high on your
list of requirements, Demeures du Littoral, specialist in beautiful seaside properties in
Brittany, Loire-Atlantique and Pays de Loire present you with a selection of properties
for sale, each featuring a swimming pool.
In response to the growing demand for properties with swimming pools, Demeures
du Littoral has chosen to take into account this particular request by devoting a
section that will allow our clients to quickly view the offers.
A private pool, shimmering blue back drop to your house, is aesthetically rewarding.
Furthermore it has a positive financial impact on the value of the property but more
important, it is the place where you will enjoy a swim or simply relax by the pool to
take the sun or have fun and enjoy family and friends gatherings.
For some prospective owners, looking either for a permanent home or a holidays
residence, an existing pool or the possibility to build one is mandatory.
In the country or even at the sea side, to have a swimming pool represent a
permanent improvement which, when covered or indoors or heated, can be used
over a long period of the year.
To build a private (in-ground) swimming pool with all its equipment is a significant
investment which is moreover subject to various standards. The most important
relates to the safety devices.
Currently, in case of a sale the sellers must, in addition to the mandatory diagnostics,
inform the buyer about the pools security system :
Thus, according to the law of January 3, 2003 and the decree of December 31,
2003 the private open in-ground pools for individuals use must be equipped with a
standardised safety device to prevent the risks of drowning.
Therefore, the seller must provide the notary with a copy of the technical report from
the installer. For the swimming pools built before that date, since January 1st, 2006
they must have been equipped with a standardised safety system.
This means that when buying a property with a pool in France, buyers are allow
to enjoy their swimming pool immediately without worrying about safety device or
Regarding the location of the basin, the integration with a character building such
as a Breton manor or a castle should be carefully considered. While pools are
often quite close to contemporary villas, a swimming pool set up too close to an old
building may affect its authenticity. It is wiser to plan the pool area at some distance
of buildings of character.
And so, various aspects have to be taken into account when buying a property with a
pool but Demeures du Littoral agents are available to advise you.