Hi all. I'm a newbie here and I'm sure this question has been asked and answered before, but I can't find a thread on it. In any case, we are considering a new pool (would prefer fiberglass) and our local installer has a "prebuild FAQ" that says they require no less than 8 feet of clearance from the house in order to get machines in to dig a pool hole. Our home only has 5-7 feet of clearance between the house and the fenceline. As far as I can tell, this is pretty typical for our area and California in general (especially for newer subdivisions). Does anyone know if this is a general rule of thumb or just this installer? I'm not sure if it matters, but the pool we would want would be on the smaller size.