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Old 01-31-2010, 07:16 PM
 
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Default Pool in Austin?

Moving to Austin... Pool? Yes or No? (It is in the budget)

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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Default Pool Help

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Moving to Austin... Pool? Yes or No? (It is in the budget)
I say yes, but I am biased do to me being a pool builder. It does get exceptionally hot a pool will negate the heat to a certain extent.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:55 PM
 
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A pool is definitely a great idea cause it really helps in the long, hot summer. But, you need to consider where you'll be living. If you'll be in central Austin you may not be able to have a pool cause the lots are too small (and powerlines are overhead). If you live in West Austin it may be really, really expensive to put in a pool because of the rocky soil. If you really want a pool, you better keep that in mind when you shop for a house. Location is everything.
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Old 02-05-2010, 08:00 PM
 
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I'd look for an existing home first with a pool. Pools can be very expensive to put in in Austin as I'm sure InnovativePoolGuy can tell you.
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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this is a duplicate thread
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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What should one budget for an average pool say in the Bee Cave area? I've heard $50k but wondering if this is true.
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Old 02-06-2010, 09:17 AM
 
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Yes.

Yes!!
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Old 03-30-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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The average just 6 foot/no diving board/no bells and whistles will run about 45k+ With diving board and a few water features we paid close to 70k, but for us it was worth every penny (it's 40' x 20')! Elite Pools did an amazing job on our pool...it's beautiful and the owner is very easy to work with and is not just there to sell you a pool. He wants you to be happy and gave us more bang for our buck for sure after other bids. Cody Pools was for sure out to sell, sell, sell. They give you a pretty picture of a pool in YOUR backyard and then tell you the price. Their bid was 72k...no salt water, only 6 feet, a fountain, hot tub and only 33' long. It was a very average, plain looking pool, but when you see the computer generated pic it's very exciting and you have to be careful because it's easy to want to sign the contract out of excitement. Call Randy Herzog with Elite Pools! You won't regret it!
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Old 03-30-2010, 04:27 PM
 
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I say yes, but I am biased do to me being a pool builder. It does get exceptionally hot a pool will negate the heat to a certain extent.
LOL...at least your honest.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:14 PM
 
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Moving to Austin... Pool? Yes or No? (It is in the budget)
We had almost (or more than?) 60 days over 100 last year. That was almost a record, but the point is that you can use a pool from late march to mid october. If you have kids, then all the kids will be at your house.
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