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    New Pool in Austin!

    Thank you! This is the look we are going for with the spa! Ours will be 3 layers though since it’s 18” not 12” like this one!
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    New Pool in Austin!

    We're still a week or two away from shotcrete, but I chose the coping (buff Lueders), waterline tile (Aquabella Bora Bora Marine 1x2 subway tile), and the outside of the spa (Patara Stone Fossil Stone 3x6 subway limestone tiles). Going with Blue Granite pebble sheen. Getting excited!
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    New Pool in Austin!

    I think we may actually be done with the dig?!? I think the next step is the wood forms and rebar? Still trying to decide between Blue Surf and Blue Granite pebble sheen!!! Or a new somewhat tempting option, Wet Edge Primera Stone.
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Two days of digging down, 3(?) to go!!! Running into lots of rocks and roots.
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    New Pool in Austin!

    We finally got our permit on Monday, it "only" took 4.5 months! They are drawing out the perimeter today!
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    Baja Shelf / Tanning Ledge Depth -- what do you like and why?

    I think it would depend on the furniture. I could definitely see normal Adirondack chairs floating away in that much water but the Ledge Loungers or similar brands have holes where they fill up with water so they are very heavy. I think I saw someone on here post that they leaned their normal...
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    Baja Shelf / Tanning Ledge Depth -- what do you like and why?

    Following! We chose 9 inches of water on ours too, but we are STILL waiting for a city permit after applying in June. I am sure I have time to change it so I would like to hear people's feedback too! Seems like 6 inches is the most common but that didn't seem like enough for me. I plan on...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Well it's been almost 8 weeks now and no permit yet! We haven't even gotten to the tile selection yet so unfortunately I can't help anyone there. We have a crew here now demolishing our old patio (apparently a permit is not needed for that step), so I really hope everything gets approved! I...
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    Sitting in front of a spa spillover?

    Our builder designed a 4 foot spillover from the spa to the pool, which looks nice, but I haven't been in a spa with such a large spillover. Would this make the seating any less desirable or comfortable if your back is on the spillover section? I don't want to lose 4 feet of seating space...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Our permit application was submitted yesterday and the HOA architectural control committee application was submitted today! So now we wait, and wait, and wait. The builder said lately it's been more like 3.5-4 weeks for the city permit, but I am still planning on 5, just so I'm not...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Yikes yall! I wasn't planning on doing much at all during the process, what exactly do I need to be looking for? Like are they messing things up from the design plan and you're having them correct them? I know everyone says building a pool is stressful but I figured the design part and...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Wow 4 days in Round Rock?!?! I don't know what takes so long but I have heard "minimum" of 3 weeks in Austin but I should expect 5. I can't tell whether Covid will speed things up or slow them down. Our builder seems extremely busy, he says everyone is stuck at home realizing they need a...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    We are under contract now, so this will be where I post updates in case anyone wants to follow along! Hoping to have the permits submitted by next Friday (May 22), then approved about 5 weeks later (June 26). The builder then has 90 business days if there are no delays, although he said his...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Wow, you are close by! We are zoned for Hill but I have also been checking the Doss listings to see if something pops up with a pool and spa that also has enough room for my big family. I would love to do an outdoor kitchen and bathroom but I am already stressing enough about a "basic" pool...
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    New Pool in Austin!

    Haha, I am one of those buyers who rules out a pool without a spa! For awhile I looked around at the listings to see if it would be cheaper to just move to a house with a pool and spa rather than building one because it is so shockingly expensive to build around here, but there are almost none...