About Us

Houston Pool Builder

Richard’s Is Your Katy, Sugarland and Houston Pool Builder

Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions is a unique pool builder in the greater Houston area. We have everything you could ever want for your backyard paradise. That’s why we’re called “Total Backyard Solutions! Our 10,000 square-foot showroom, complete with hot tubs, accessories, supplies and a full-sized swimming pool is unmatched. It’s an experience.

Our Products and Services

We provide all of the following products and services to homeowners in the greater Houston area, including Katy, Sugarland, RIchmond, Jersey Village, and Cypress:

  • Arbors
  • Pergolas
  • Gazebos
  • Cabanas
  • Commercial Pool Design/Construction
  • Decks & Patios
  • Fences & Enclosures
  • Fireplaces & Fire Pits
  • Grills & Outdoor Kitchens
  • Landscape Design & Service
  • Mosquito Control Systems
  • Hot Tubs and Spas
  • Outdoor Living Spaces
  • Patio Furniture
  • Residential Pool
  • Design/Construction
  • Pool Renovations
  • Retail Pool and Spa Supplies
  • Pool Service and Repair

10 Reasons Our Customers Love Us:

It’s no surprise we’ve grown to be Houston’s number one “Pool Builder ” company, when you consider all of this:

Huge Showroom

With our 10,000 square foot facility, hot tub showroom, complete line of accessories and a full sized swimming pool, you’ll find everything you’ll ever need to see, touch or hear to make the best backyard decision possible

Total Backyard Solution

We’re much more than just a swimming pool company. We also handle porches and patios, landscaping, outdoor living spaces, and more.

Industry-leading “Endurance Lifetime Warranty”

Covers much more than other Houston Pool Builders. Find out more by visiting our Warranty page.

Low Maintenance, Energy Efficient Pool Designs

From our over sized plumbing and filters to our energy-efficient equipment and our self-cleaning pool systems, a pool from Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions costs less to own and takes less time and energy to maintain.

Super Spa

Our unique “Super Spa” is loaded with special features including larger size, slope walls, curved benches, recessed jet fittings, and much more, including a floor massage your for aching feet.


The #1 biggest problem with most pool builders is that they go out of business. And when they do, your pool has no warranty. Now at 30 years strong, Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions is one of only seven pool builders in the Houston area that’s been around that long.


It’s one thing to say you build a great pool. It’s quite another to have other experts from around the industry compare your pools to others, and hand the award to you. We’ve won more than a dozen industry awards for our designs and craftsmanship.


We keep a Certified Building Professional on staff from the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). One of less than 250 CBP’s in the entire world.

Outstanding A+ record with the Better Business Bureau

Not only have we maintained an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, but we’re also one of those rare and lucky recipients to twice receive the exclusive BBB Pinnacle Award. And not just once, but twice! We’re also members in good standing with his the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and the Greater Houston Builders Association. Our technicians are factory trained and approved for warranty repair on all the major brands.

Our showrooms:


Our 10,000 square-foot Pool Builder Showroom must be seen to be appreciated. We proudly opened another location in 2015 which also offers all the “total backyard” services our clients in the Tomball/Spring/Woodlands area they may need at our North Houston store. Everything you need to fully outfit your backyard is on display in air-conditioned comfort at Richard Pools, including our full size swimming pool! Our state-of-the-art Design Center will help you visualize your backyard with hundreds of photos, of pools, pool features, kitchens, landscaping designs and much more.Our outdoor kitchens display is the largest in Houston, featuring a full line of products from Cal Flame and Viking Outdoor. We have multiple hot tubs on display, running and ready for a “test soak.” And we have a complete line of pool and backyard accessories and supplies, available 10 hours a day, six days a week.

About the owner – JR Richard


In 1987, I started Richard’s with every penny that I had saved.
My only thought was to work hard, carry the best products, and always do right for my customers. I learned these principles from my father who inspired me to develop the “Do Right” Philosophy: “Do Right” Products, “Do Right” Prices, and “Do Right” Services.

Today, Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions still uses these principles, and boasts over 7,000 satisfied customers. My wife, Julie, and I are active full-time in the business. And our children get involved once in awhile too, such as their role in a recent television commercial.

We must be doing something right, because referrals from our satisfied customers have helped us become one of the top pool builders in the greater Houston area. And now our business is debt-free, profitable and growing.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions is a member of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). APSP is the international trade association representing companies and individuals in the swimming pool, hot tub, and recreational water industries. Members of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.