Putting a pool in the middle of a ritzy house that's home to nine kids seems like a recipe for soaked carpets and dripping furniture.

But that was never a problem at the multimillion-dollar mansion on Missionary Ridge where Astec Industries Inc. founder J. Don Brock lives with his wife, Sam Brock.

"It has an upper pond and a lower pond, and that really controls the water movement when there are a lot of children in the pool," Sam Brock said. "Naturally the concrete gets wet when the kids get out. But we haven't had any trauma."

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