After four years of being told it wasn't possible to put a pool on my hill (not without TWO $8,000 retaining walls)... I finally discovered Radiant pools. There aren't many photos out there on the internet of pools being built into hills so I would like to share mine. It was just put in two weeks ago... and we have A LOT of work to do in the yard, so please excuse all of my dirt. I was skeptical and paranoid throughout the whole process, but I have to say my installer did an amazing job. Anyway, just wanted to share in case someone out there is looking for a solution to putting a pool on their hilly backyard and don't have $20,000 for retaining walls!
The pictures really don't do the hill justice - meaning it doesn't look as bad as it is. Basically, the ground was 59" off-level... and with the pool wall height of 52", plus needing 6" to stick out of the ground for water run-off purposes.... they had to dig down pretty deep and do some pretty hefty landscaping back around it.
We plan on enclosing beneath our existing deck with lattice to hide the propane tanks and other storage from view. We also plan on building a lower deck in front of the existing deck that will be level with the pool. As you can see in the last picture, we're working on a black aluminum fence surrounding the area. So much to do!