My wife and I purchased a home on a small lake last summer with the intention of installing a pool. In order to obtain the building permit we needed a variance to city code but were told it would not be a big problem. Now that we have applied we've found out there are several issues, issues we would rather not deal with. Our city has a loophole that says pools less than 5000 gallons do not require permits and therefore need to meet a much lower set of setback and other standards. Though the smaller pool isn't exactly what we were thinking we think we can be happy with it.
Now on to the question; what is the best above ground pool but still meets the 5000 gallon requirement? I've looked a lot at familypoolfun and found some good options but was wondering what else is out there. I think we will build or install a small elevated deck in addition to the pool for entry/exit. The pool will be primarily used by our two young daughters. I'm completely open on cost.
Thanks for your help.