A Great Idea For Building A Pool On A Hill

Like many regions, the Austin, TX Hill County offers extraordinary views, but presents unique challenges when it comes to building a pool or deck in your backyard. So, how do you build a pool on a hill? Here’s how Ocean Quest Pools took a slanted backyard and transformed it into a beautiful retreat for the homeowners.

The Outdoor Fireplace

Fireplace with Outdoor Pool on Hill

Taking advantage of the sloped terrain, the pool was designed with 3 levels. On the upper level, a beautiful outdoor fireplace and lounge area was constructed. Using the hill created a great place to relax and take in the view from a more elevated position.

The Pool

Outdoor Pool with Waterfall on Hill

Not only is this pool gorgeous, it’s also functional! See those three waterfalls? The stone wall connecting them is acting as a retaining wall. And, the slope on the left side was used to tie in with the outdoor kitchen by creating a swim up bar!

The Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor Pool with Kitchen on Hill

No Hill Country outdoor space is complete without a great outdoor kitchen. OQP not only utilized the slope for the swim up bar, the hill also provides a great view of the Hill Country while your smoking, grilling, frying, and everything in-between. The cedar arbor with dual fans keeps the cook cool in the summer time.


No matter what type of landscape you’re working with, there’s a solution that can function great and look even better.

To see more pictures of the Riverplace Pool & Outdoor Kitchen, visit our Houzz Project Gallery.

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