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  1. DB-Cooper

    Saltwater Pool - Travertine with Concrete Coping or Porcelain Tile to Edge

    We're building a 30K gallon saltwater pool in Austin, TX. Despite every PB recommending against Saltwater, I forced the hand of one builder. They are ok with doing tumbled travertine, but they insisted on a concrete edge border due to salt. We were fine with that, but when working with the...
  2. DB-Cooper

    Austin, TX - Above Ground Salt Water Pool in Canyon - Construction Started 09/30/19

    After more than 6 months of designs, working with builders/contractors, I finally pulled the trigger on a build. It cost me almost double what I set out to pay, but the more time I invested, the less corners I wanted to cut. I wouldn't be here with this builder if it wasn't for an individual on...
  3. DB-Cooper

    Sanity Check on Pricing of Austin, TX Pool Build (Hillside Pool, Complex Elevation)

    Hi all, I'm about to build a pool in our home in NW Hills Austin. I was working with three vendors, but widdled it down to two vendors. One is a smaller and more custom, and one is a larger national franchise. The designs are similar, but the national franchise offers better warranty and is the...