I'm Ryan. After browsing this site for a few days I decided to join. Some of these threads are inspirational. We are in the process of buying a home in the Austin, TX area and based upon the summer heat one of the things I want to do with a quickness is build a pool, or "spool". I work long hours so the "spool" would be great due to the lower maintenance required because of it's smaller size.
I'm certainly going to do at a minimum an owner built pool and will attempt to do as much as I can.