My wife and I are planning on building a pool with our new house in Katy. Our house is currently slated to be completed in a couple of months and we are starting to work with pool builders to determine a design and price that we can live with. 3 of the 4 builders we are talking to are priced within $5000 of each other by the time we make them apples to apples, the 4th is about $15K higher, but is the design we seem drawn to the most. Our lot is in an interesting spot because we have lake across the back and down the right side when looking from the patio, so we will only have neighbors on one side which is a really nice bonus to us.
These are the designs we are looking at and would appreciate feedback on what you like or don't like. One thing we have decided to do that is not shown in most of these drawing is to go with travertine pavers for the patio and coping instead of using pea gravel with flagstone inlays. We are also debating the location of the spa because with the spa at the back of the pool you wouldn't be able to see the TV, but with the spa in the front of the pool you would be able to watch TV from the spa. The other thing that I like, but my wife does not is the 360 spa, so we only have one design with that. Thanks for the input and help on designing our first pool. Any tips or advice are greatly appreciated.
PB#4 with 360 spillover on spa
PB#4 with traditional spillover