In the next few months we're going to start building a custom home with an inground pool in Lakeway, TX but I was told that the city prohibits Fiberglass pools, as stated in the building code:
I was literally shocked by this because I'm convinced that Fiberglass pools are actually better than vinyl-liner pools. They certainly are a lot better for the environment because they never have to be drained and use a lot less chemicals than gunite pools. Has anyone ever heard about city ordinances prohibiting fiberglass pools?Sec. 24.02.445 Swimming pools
(a) Swimming pool pumps shall be surrounded by sound barriers so that they do not violate the noise ordinance.
(b) Aboveground, one-piece, or temporary swimming pools are prohibited.
(Ordinance 2011-04-18-06, rev. 2 (ex. A), adopted 4/18/11)
My current and previous pool are/were fiberglass and I wouldn't want anything else to be honest. I got so used to the smooth surface & easy maintenance, I don't want to build something else. Unless of course there's a technology that has the same advantages as a fiberglass pool but is not a "one-piece". Have vinyl liners become better quality over the years? Would that be an option? Just thinking out loud here...