First post Hijack - my build pics start on Page 2.
I'm currently shopping builders for an in ground in Louisiana. I had one builder tell me I had to have 4' of concrete around the pool on all sides because 'code required it'. Another builder told me that was hooey. I went to my local planning department and we pulled out the 2012 ISPSC book and we couldn't find anything about that requirement. But the guy working the desk wasn't a pool inspector either so he wasn't sure.
Basically we were looking to do something similar to the design below and I'm trying to make sure we can. I'm also not sure I wasn't just being fleeced for extra money making work. Does anyone know where this requirement comes from?