I just joined TFP, but have been browsing for some time. I'm located in Friendswood, TX. Looks like there are lots of Texas and Houston area people here!
We're in the process of building our first pool. I've never owned a pool before (grew up with one, but never owned/operated one).
We signed our contract in mid-May, dug June 20, and I figure we are probably 3 to 4 weeks away from being complete. We've got our landscaping plants purchased and awaiting installation once construction is done. I'm ready to not have a clay mud pit outside my backdoor!!
The next step will be a very basic outdoor kitchen - really more just a grill island. I look forward to pestering people here with questions once we start the equipment up!