So after interviewing several pool companies in town, we are now actually considering getting a fiberglass pool instead of the vinyl liner pool we started looking for a month ago.
Is there any problem putting a fiberglass pool so close to the house footings? Our permit issuing dept here in town said we can do it but have to be at least 5 feet from the house/garage. We planned to go with vinyl and be at 6/7 feet out but now if we do fiberglass we'd need to go closer to fulfill that requirement and get a pre made sized pool.
The yard that the pool has to be installed in has drainage easements and a street running on two sides and the house and garage on the other two. We have very specific limitations. It is less than perfect but it is the only way we can make it work to install a pool. So, a bit more info: we are in sandy NC and looking at getting a approx 16 x 30 pool and doing saltwater.
The fiberglass company that we last spoke to thought fiberglass would be great because there isn't any additional digging space needed for footer/braces like with the vinyl. Does that sound correct? Would my house(one story brick in that particular area) be structurally safe to have a pool out of fiberglass that close to the foundation? It looks to be made out of block and a few feet deep at least.
I'd love some advice/opinions. We have hit one to many pool guys who want to install a pool for us but obviously are most interested in just making a sale. Each person tells us something different.
Is one fiberglass pool brand better than another as far as brands? The one we are considering is a Blue Hawaiian- I believe.
If I sell my house does having a fiberglass pool seem more attractive to prospective buyers than a liner pool? It seems like it should but I don't know.
And a couple of other questions-
We have options to use either Pentair or Hayward for the pool equipment. They sell and support both and say that they both cost about the same.
Would a 1 hp pump be ok or should I get variable? How about sand filter? Easy to backwash?
Thank you! I'll document as we go.... Should start soon!! (if we can just decide!!).