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Design and Build Your Own

Swimming Pool…For Less!  Really!


Austin TX, 12/14/07

Austin, Texas based My Pool Partner has reinvented the traditional swimming pool construction process by putting the spotlight on the homeowner, not on the conventional contractor.

Yes Virginia, you really can build your own swimming pool.  By assuming the position of contractor, homeowners can save a truckload of money and maintain control of their project.  The trick?  Hiring a consultant to do all of the legwork for them.

Instead of hiring an outside contractor, the homeowner assumes that responsibility.  However, instead of having to be an expert in pool construction, the homeowner hires a consultant who takes care of all the details for them.

That includes managing design, plans, permits, excavation, steel reinforcement, concrete, plaster, tile, fencing, landscaping, and every other project detail.

Each of the jobs described above is accomplished by a different sub-contractor and this is where the value of the consultant really shines.  He takes care of all the management and scheduling, which can be a bit tricky depending on weather and other interruptions outside the control of the sub-contractors.

The consultant has a network of professional subs that he can count on for quality and efficiency, relieving the homeowner from the burden of finding reliable help.

My Pool Partner is the defacto project manager and follows the design the homeowner decided on during the early stages of the project.

Rob Houglum, president of My Pool Partner, got the idea for the business while contracting his own backyard pool, spa, and barbecue kitchen.  When he realized the potential savings for other homeowners, the business was born.

“The homeowner, as contractor, doesn’t need to pound one nail, mix one bag of concrete, or anything else”, says Mr. Houglum.  “They just go to work in the morning and come home in the afternoon to see what progress we’ve made on their pool project.  They love it!”

“With a consultant overseeing every aspect of the project, the homeowner enjoys peace of mind and goes about his or her life without worrying over the details.”

The role of My Pool Partner is to do all of the legwork.  With experience doing every conceivable kind of pool project, they help the homeowner envision the family dream pool, lay out the project, get the design finalized, obtain all the permits, hire the most dependable and professional sub-contractors, and see the pool through to completion.

Homeowners can save anywhere from 25 to 50 percent when they follow this self-sufficient form of swimming pool project management, according to Mr. Houglum.

 Rob Houglum

800-609-0345 ext 701



Austin TX