The Home Builders Association (HBA) of Greater Austin recently held their 63rd Annual Parade of Homes. This annual event was held at Travisso in Leander Texas. During the event, 4 participating custom home builders received their 2018 Excellence Awards in a variety of categories.

Hill Country Artisan Homes won “Best in Show”. In addition, they were also was recognized for “Best Pool” which was built by Cody Pools. Sitting 23′ above ground the pool features a spa, firepit and covered outdoor kitchen. Further more, the pool also overlooks the spectacular hill Country view. Elevation of the pool required a superb level of engineering. For example, the pool shell contains 6′ wide spread footing with all #6 steel. The footing alone took 38 yards of concrete. The pool walls were built with double #6 steel on 10″ centers. Access to the pool area was too steep and narrow to use a conveyor to backfill. As a result, we had to bring 200+ yards of aggregate through the front door of the home, across the slab and then dumped it into the pool. Watch video here.