One Thousand Waves builds custom luxury swimming pools with a considered design approach that integrates the home and existing natural elements to create a harmonious outdoor living experience.



One Thousand Waves strives to produce some of the most exciting swimming pool projects in the Austin area, combining striking design and maximized usability for long-term enjoyment.

Core Values

Exceptional Design

We thoughtfully design our pools to incorporate your vision, lifestyle, and environment for a seamless fit. Whether you desire an active area for family or a sophisticated retreat, your project is truly unique to you. Our goal is to work together to create a space where you'll want to spend your weekends every summer for the next ten years and beyond.

Time-Tested Craftsmanship

We execute our designs using exacting detail and structural integrity for pools with elegant simplicity and longevity. Drawing from over two decades of construction experience and using the highest quality materials, equipment, and technology, we'll ensure your pool is built to last and easy to maintain once the project is complete.

Outstanding Experience

We strive to build personal and trustworthy relationships with each client we serve as well as our talented crew of subcontractors. You'll see John, our founder, at your project site on a regular basis, taking care that our team works respectfully within your space during construction. We are a small business with a friendly and communicative mindset, meaning you get the attention and satisfaction you deserve and a transparent process from start to finish.

What We Do

At One Thousand Waves, we design and build top-of-the-line custom swimming pools, and we rebuild exsting pools requiring major overhauls and renovations. Challenging sites are our specialty. We don't offer pool repair or servicing, although we'd be happy to recommend someone!


Who We Serve

We build pools in West and South Austin areas including Northwest Hills, Tarrytown, Barton Hills, Westlake, Lakeway, Driftwood, Dripping Springs, and all areas in between. Unsure if we serve your area? Contact us to find out. 

What Our Customers Are Saying

Hunter Connor


When my husband and I started the process of looking for a pool builder, we use personal references only. We met with 6 builders, through that process we experienced the regular complaints of unresponsiveness and run around games. John Horn with One Thousand Waves was recommended to us by a close friend and their architect and he rose above all the others. The photos on his website are amazing but then again any builder can come up with a good photo of their pools. But let me tell you, this guy delivers. He was here throughout the entire construction process and came by any time we had questions. The pool only took less than 2 months to complete. He always answered our calls, texts, and emails immediately which doesn't seem too common any more. We would highly recommend John Horn with One Thousand Waves for your pool.

Chet B.


Custom pool design with waterfall and water features, integrated hot tub, planters and fire pit. John Horn did an incredible job — from creative design to exacting, highest quality installation. The pool is the centrepiece of our home and visible from virtually every room in the house. John spent considerable time positioning the pool layout to maximise the views. It is truly a one-of-a-kind result and he continued to follow up to ensure we were completely satisfied. I can’t recommend John highly enough. He was incredibly responsive and patient through the design process, he started on time and finished on time as promised and delivered the project on budget. He was both highly professional and just as personal in his approach and service, which is as it should be on a custom job. After five years, the pool remains a source of great satisfaction and enjoyment.

Kerrie Eubanks


We interviewed 5 builders and we are so happy we chose One Thousand Waves. John is honest, dependable and goes above and beyond in all aspects of the building process. Our pool is beautiful and exceeded our expectations. I would highly recommend One Thousand Waves.



We highly recommend John for your pool design and construction. We are just at completion of our awesome pool which was meticulously designed by John. He hand picked gorgeous stones for our water feature, advised us on tile and plaster choices along with proving a fun experience. Thank you John for creating our backyard oasis with a one of a kind pool! We love it - it is just maniacal. Thank you John for taking such good care of us and attending to all of the details! We so appreciate you personally and professionally!

Landon M.


John built our family a beautiful pool, and he was there every step of the way. It was constructed in a timely fashion, and with no surprises. His 3D rendering helped us truly visualize what it would look like well before agreeing to start. His sub contractors were highly qualified and their craftsman and skill-set were impressive. John takes pride in his business and wants to make sure his customers are 100% satisfied. We are happy we chose One Thousand Waves to build our pool.

Looking For More?

View our experience guide, which provides information about what to expect when working with One Thousand Waves, from our design process to the types of equipment we use.


custom luxury swimming pools

since 2004
Monday – Friday, 9 am – 2 pm

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