Whether it is allowed to set up a pool on your balcony is a concern for many people. After all, no one wants to come into conflict with the law.

The good news: There is generally no law prohibiting a pool or paddling pool on the balcony, but there are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Many rental agreements contain regulations regarding the use of the balcony that must be observed. If the rental agreement or house rules expressly prohibit setting up a pool or paddling pool, you should of course stick to it.

But the resilience of the balcony itself is also an important aspect. Before installing a pool, you should make sure that the balcony structure can withstand the additional weight. Smaller paddling pools can usually be set up without hesitation, but with larger pools the load capacity is reached quickly, which in the worst case can lead to the balcony collapsing. According to the Eurocode traffic loads, the following guidelines apply:

Last but not least, neighborly consideration and hygiene aspects must also be taken into account. A pool on the balcony can quickly lead to conflicts with your neighbors and also requires regular cleaning and care to avoid health risks. Make sure that no splash water drips onto other balconies and that overflowing water does not damage the building structure.

To avoid trouble with the landlord or neighbors regarding a balcony pool, a smart approach is crucial. An open and respectful exchange is key.

Start by talking to your landlord, landlady or neighbors early on and explaining your intentions regarding the balcony pool. Be open to questions and concerns and strive for mutual understanding. Consideration for the needs and concerns of neighbors is also very important.

Avoid disruptive activities late at night and make sure to respect quiet times. In addition, it is important to ensure the safety and cleanliness of the balcony pool. Maintain the pool properly and clean the water regularly to minimize potential safety hazards and odor nuisances. The best way to do this is to use a pump, which transfers the water into another container and can then be disposed of in the toilet. Be sure to keep the balcony clean and tidy to maintain an aesthetically pleasing environment for everyone.