Council house tenants have caused a splash – by building a swimming pool in their back garden.
The pool outside a three- bedroom semi at Gattison Lane, Rossington, Doncaster, is so large it can be seen on Google Earth.
It was spotted by a member of a housing management company carrying out routine checks on houses in the village.
St Leger Homes, which manages Doncaster’s council houses, has now launched an investigation.
Neighbours named the couple as David and Lisa Frost, who moved into the red brick house nearly six years ago.
Mr Frost, a landscape gardener, spent thousands of pounds renovating the rundown property, previously home to an elderly woman.
The interior was given a facelift and he installed large wooden gates at the front of the property and neighbours watched as builder moved to dig up the large back garden and began laying the pool, skirting it with wooden decking and paving.
A 6ft wall was erected.
Since then the couple, who have two young sons, have staged several summer pool parties.
A woman who answered their door refused to comment.
Next door neighbour, 84-year-old widow Gwendoline Taylor said: “They use it quite a lot when the weather is fine and they have had a few parties with friends. But there has never been any noise apart from the splashing around.”
A spokesman for St Leger Homes said: “Permission for the pool was not sought prior to it being built and would not have been granted.
“We are currently investigating the history following our staff reporting its existence. All applicants for a council home are now assessed financially before they are eligible for a property.
“Once they become a secure tenant, however, a change in their financial circumstances does not affect tenancy.”