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

DB-Cooper

Well-known member
Jun 18, 2019
196
Austin, TX
WOW!!!! I think this is the nicest pool I have seen on these forums yet. So gorgeous!!!
I appreciate that, I'd beg to differ, I've seen some pretty incredible builds, but given the efforts, heartache and headaches, it's refreshing to hear.

Once everything is painted and finished out, I'm sure it'll look nicer, it's just taking forever. I made great progress this week on getting my walkway to the pool started so it's not an offroad mud pit going to the equipment pad. Will post updates later.
 

Autie

New member
May 20, 2020
4
Austin TX
What a great pool build.. I lived in Canyon Creek for 18 years and we had a nice, sweet Cody Pool, did the job.. moved away and now are back and building a new house a bit north of Steiner and CC, lower taxes and less traffic as we don't work anymore. A few things, I think your having the family member and the people here really ensured you have a well built pool. I, like many many people in Austin have a horrible horrible etc on ending pool story from the mid 2000s on replastering my pool and changes.. We are going to build the pool the same time as the house is going up so my pool builder and builder can 'share' costs, not that I noticed a big change in price from one builder to another :) I love that knife edge thing, gives the illusion of a negative edge without having to worry too much about the littlel getting bigger and going over.. I think this builder of yours is very knowledgeable. One of my neighbors had a house on the rim in CC and they builder a raised pool like yours and they had trouble with cracks but it was before these times of being able to learn on the web. love your tile.. I am curious thou, is the city saying anything about building near the window of your garage? we had trouble in 97 getting a gas line near a window and having the pool equipment near a window, just wondering I'm sure the builder knows what he/she is doing..

Congrats, it's going to be a GREAT summer for you..
 

DB-Cooper

Well-known member
Jun 18, 2019
196
Austin, TX
What a great pool build.. I lived in Canyon Creek for 18 years and we had a nice, sweet Cody Pool, did the job.. moved away and now are back and building a new house a bit north of Steiner and CC, lower taxes and less traffic as we don't work anymore. A few things, I think your having the family member and the people here really ensured you have a well built pool. I, like many many people in Austin have a horrible horrible etc on ending pool story from the mid 2000s on replastering my pool and changes.. We are going to build the pool the same time as the house is going up so my pool builder and builder can 'share' costs, not that I noticed a big change in price from one builder to another :) I love that knife edge thing, gives the illusion of a negative edge without having to worry too much about the littlel getting bigger and going over.. I think this builder of yours is very knowledgeable. One of my neighbors had a house on the rim in CC and they builder a raised pool like yours and they had trouble with cracks but it was before these times of being able to learn on the web. love your tile.. I am curious thou, is the city saying anything about building near the window of your garage? we had trouble in 97 getting a gas line near a window and having the pool equipment near a window, just wondering I'm sure the builder knows what he/she is doing..

Congrats, it's going to be a GREAT summer for you..
Thanks, yeah just be careful, permitting is loose out there, and there was another thread where a guys pool just started to fall off from his house. They had to do serious work to fix it, it's dialoged somewhere earlier in my post. He's also in SR.
 

DB-Cooper

Well-known member
Jun 18, 2019
196
Austin, TX
Had to pull a permit for my mini-split which is going in on Friday. Insulation is also in, and I finally got the masons out to give me an entrance to the pool from the equipment pad and my side yard. I'm happy with how it came out. It's not finished, but being bored, I'll post a quick update. Split face will be added to where you can see the plaster now. There's still some plumbing sewer work that needs to be done, so there's one area that will be filled with river rock. I'm having the mason build a stairway down from the current deck to that side of the pool given I'm happy with the work.

Now I don't have a mud slide everytime it rains, and I don't have to risk and ankle sprain crawling over by the equipment:

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