Upgrades & Innovations

From chemical management to spa automation to automatic cleaners, there are a plethora of options to enhance or improve your swimming pool experience. Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions carries a variety of new products that are specifically designed to eliminate (or at least reduce) the drudgery of owning a pool. Save time and effort maintaining your custom-built swimming pool by purchasing the following items with Richard’s Total Backyard Solutions!

Remote Automation


Turns on your spa, heater, pumps and lights from anywhere inside your home. It also monitors and manages chemicals inside your pool automatically. This feature is accessible from anywhere—even your cell phone!



These advanced automation systems for pools and spas offer superior of systems for small to the most elaborate pool and spa designs including water features and lighting systems. These system take modern wireless technology to the next level allowing you to control your pools equipment with your mobile devices that you use everyday.

Mineral System

Sanitizes your pool water by adding pH buffers that balance total alkalinity levels. In the process, it reduces chlorine demand and thereby allows you to effectively clean your pool in an eco-friendly manner. This insures that you’ll get the purest swimming water possible without the harsh effects of chemicals.

IntelliChlor Salt Chlorine Generator


Relies on common table salt to produce enough chlorine to rid your swimming pool of harmful bacteria. This chlorine generator is safe to use and cleans your pool automatically. It’s equipped to monitor relevant performance data, including chlorine output, salt readings, water flow and water temperature. With this device, you’ll never have to handle chlorine again!

Aggregate Interior

Prsim Matrix Indigo

Combines a special ceramic-coated sand with pre-mixed plaster to produce a pebble-like pool surface that is not only beautiful but also long lasting. An aggregate interior finish is relatively low maintenance and is practically slip proof. Richard’s offers a range of color combinations and styles for your consideration.

Go Green and Save Money

On a cumulative basis, modern-day swimming pools use approximately 60% less electricity than they did 20 years ago. For that, we can thank people in the swimming pool construction industry, who for years strove to develop eco-friendly equipment that helps customers save money. The fruit of their labors has been realized by a multitude of “green,” cost-efficient pumps, filters, lights, heaters and control systems.

Heat Pump


Uses up to 80% less energy than equivalent gas heaters. As a result, you can afford to heat your pool more often, and can do so cleanly, efficiently and quietly. We also carry models that can cool the water in your pool on sweltering days. Regardless of your need, this heat pump can extend your swimming season at an affordable price!

Automatic Pool Covers or Solar Pool Cover


Helps keep your swimming clean as well as protect it from the elements. An automatic cover blocks unwanted dirt and debris, thereby saving you time and money spent cleaning the pool. Solar pool covers, also known as a solar blanket, insulate heat to keep the pool temperature warm. As a result, you can save on your heating bills while reducing chemical usage.

Multi-Speed and Variable Speed Pumps


Uses 75% less electricity than standard single-speed pumps, in addition to running longer. The variances in speed allow for efficient use of the pump, allowing the user to run it at a lower speed if necessary. Many variable speed pumps also have an automated option that sets and stabilizes an exact flow rate. Running the pump at a lower cost allows you to keep the pool clean in an eco-friendly way while saving you money at the same time!

High-Capacity, Low-Resistance Filter

CNC 420 Pentiar

Requires less pressure to filter water. It is calibrated to allow the pump to run easily at a low-energy setting.

LED Bubblers


Pentair Colorcascade® LED Light Bubblers provide a mix of color-changing LED lighting and fountain like water movements that showcase and enhance a myriad of pool features. These LED bubblers offer low voltage and minimal water flow making them an ideal, energy efficient addition to pools, fountains, ponds and more.



These Shallow Water LED lights are an excellent way to showcase and enhance pool features such as beach entries, baja shelves and steps. These cost effective LED lights are the brightest and most efficient LED lights available and are offered in 5 fixed colors with 7 pre-programmed lights shows.



Pentair MAGICFALLS® are one of the most popular features available for the fact that they can transform your swimming pool into a romantic oasis by adding the sight and sound of falling water. This versatile feature allows you to integrate spectacular water effects to any pool environment in ways only held back by your design imagination.



Pentair MAGICSTREAM® Laminars are an amazing feature that brings your pool to colorful life during the evening hours. This feature creates brilliant arcs of moving water that are brilliantly colored with and LED light that turns your pool into an evening light show.



Pentair INTELLIPH® is a chemical controller that provides a safe and efficient way to help regulate a swimming pool’s ph level. You will never have to manually add muriatic acid to your pool again with the INTELLIPH®.

Paramount Parascope®

Paramount Bubbler

The Parascope® telescoping water feature are an excellent and beautiful addition to any pool or spa. With several design options to choose from, the Parascope® elevates from the pool floor to provide a calming waterfall effect. And when it’s time to swim, the Parascope® descends and becomes flush with the pool surface making them undetectable.

Paramount ParaGlo®


The ParaGlo® lighting system offers 3″ or 6″ LED pool and spa light which creates a symphony of lights, illuminating your pool in brilliant and elegant way. The ParaGlo® LED lighting system transitions between 8 colors to create a spectacular light show turning your pool into a piece of art. These LED lights use up to 90% less energy than standard 100 watt halogen lights saving you on your overall yearly energy costs.

Paramount JetPaks


Paramount JetPaks are essentially removable jetted seat backs that are engineered to deliver what you want; therapy options and comfort for concrete spas. These interchangeable JetPaks deliver some of the most advanced spa fittings that until now were only available in portable spas. This cutting edge technology gives you peace of mind to enjoy the ultimate reason for purchasing a spa… deserved rest and relaxation.

MDX/SDX Safety Drains

MDX Safety Drain

Paramont offers the leading technology in drain safety equipment with MDX and SDX Safety Drains. The MDX-R3 VGB Compliant Debris Drain effectively eliminates debris that is delivered to the drain and offers several layers of anti-entrapment protection for your loved ones. The SDX is a high flow suction outlet suitable for use as a wall fitting and also as a floor drain when debris removal is not a concern. A “Retro” version is available to bring existing suction outlet covers VGB compliant. SDX Retro fits existing plaster rings up to 10” in diameter.

For more information on our cost-saving upgrades and innovations, call us today at (713) 777-7665 (POOL). We look forward to hearing from you!