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Old 05-20-2015, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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We are looking at purchasing a house with a small backyard, but still wanted to put in a pool.
Unfortunately, with the utility easement etc. it only leaves us about 10' or 11' for a pool. I've been told that since concrete pool walls are a foot wide, that would only leave me 8' of interior pool space (a lap pool really).
Someone suggested I look into a fiberglass pool since the walls are so much thinner, I could get almost 2 more feet of space. Well, after looking online and contacting a couple of pool companies, I'm not able to find a company that does fiberglass in Houston (one of the companies even lists fiberglass pool designs on their website, but doesn't actually sell them in Houston).
Does anyone know of a reputable pool company that sells and installs fiberglass pools in Houston?
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Old 05-20-2015, 08:56 PM
 
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There is one off 290. However I can't remember the name. But keep in mind the clay soil we have in Houston which expands and contracts greatly with the changes in moisture and that is really bad for fiberglass pools. Most don't last too long in our soil.
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:22 PM
 
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There was a long discussion about fiberglass pool here in this forum. You can search for it.

Like Hangster say, I think Houston is just not suitable for Fiberglass pools with the heat and soil.
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Old 08-10-2015, 12:46 PM
 
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There is one off 290. However I can't remember the name. But keep in mind the clay soil we have in Houston which expands and contracts greatly with the changes in moisture and that is really bad for fiberglass pools. Most don't last too long in our soil.

From the researching Ive done, the opposite is actually true. Fiberglass is much better suited to our soil type here...

Fiberglass Swimming Pools - Landscaping Network


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If you are on highly expansive clays, you need to be very concerned about the subgrade prep regardless of what kind of pool you put in. There are things that can be done such as installing the pool on piers, moisture treating the subgrade, installing a drainage system and/ or over-excavating the dig and putting in select fill.

A lot of good info here too, with videos http://www.riverpoolsandspas.com/blo...ss-Think-Again
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