posted on Jul, 10 2019 @ 09:23 PM
originally posted by: Night Star
a reply to: Nyiah
I used to have a blow up pool that was big enough to lounge in and read a book or just float around in. Loved that thing!
We were given the go-ahead to put up a pool a few years ago, the rental company gave a happy go-ahead to put in a 3 ft deep x 15 ft across circular
pool even after letting them know we'd have to dig up that foot print to level the ground in the best possible spot to put it (reply was "Ok, so long
as you fill it in with dirt & re-seed if & when you ever move out." Good deal!)
It was awesome while it lasted, but we got popped by code enforcement, they popped a LOT of people in the neighborhood that summer for pool
violations, including my kids' best friend's house a few doors up, they had the same big pool.
I can kinda understand why we got popped, the yard is only fenced in the sense that the fencing belongs to the neighbors on each side of us and behind
us, the property is not fenced on our side. My kids' buddy's house has no adjacent fencing at all & they're a long, but skinny corner lot, so anybody
could just walk right up to the pool no matter where they put it.
A pool where I am needs to be in a completely fenced area with a self-latching gate, and both need to be at least 4 ft tall. You can see where this is
going -- even at it's cheapest, going half & half on the total cost to install fencing was too much for both us & the rental company for just a
So the only option was to take the big pool down and go with one just short of the ordinance limits. The folks in the rental office were extremely
apologetic, and I do firmly believe they were every bit as disappointed as we were.
The little pool works fine for lounging in, and we have several play sprinkler type things to hook up to the hose to keep things varied.