Hi, we are interviewing pool builders and getting bids for NW Austin. Even though this thread states it is for builder reviews, it seems most people are shy about giving any. Nonetheless, we would appreciate any positive (or negative) recommendations on builders in the area. We have spoken with or had neighbors use Starwood, Austex, Anthony Sylvan, Ocean Quest, Texas Pool and Patio and Cody.
Other big issues we are looking for feedback on (lots of conflicting advice so far) are (1) SWG vs Chlorine (almost all builders telling us NOT to get SWG), (2) Pebble Sheen vs. Diamond Brite: durability, texture are key concerns, and (3) deck material: flagstone (limestone) vs stamped concrete, concerned about how hot each will get in Austin summer.
Thanks for any feedback!