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Backyard Innovations

Backyard Innovations is designing, building, and renovating swimming pools in the Houston & metropolitan area. With over 20 years of construction experience, Backyard Innovations was originally founded by Kristopher Macri, and is run by himself and the Vice President Christy Macri.

From the time Kristopher Macri first opened Backyard Innovations, the goal has always been to provide the highest quality swimming pool possible to fit within a customer’s budget. Compromising on quality or ease of maintenance is never an option. After graduating from University of Houston with a Computer Science degree Kristopher has used those skills to provide customers the most advanced swimming pool systems in the Houston market place.

Kristopher Macri is one of the first individuals in the United States to have obtained his APSP Certified Building Professional certification. Kristopher has been an active member of the national group, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) for many years. Kristopher has over 20 years in construction experience of which 14 of those are in the pool industry and has built hundreds of backyard swimming pool projects.


10 Reasons You’re Better Off With A Custom Pool From Backyard Innovations.

Strong Warranties – every swimming pool comes with a Lifetime Warranty on the gunite shell. The swimming pool pumps, pool filter, pool valves, swimming pool light, and PDA all come with a three-year warranty (triple the industry standard).

Certified Building Professional APSP Certified Building Professional Company, One of few certified Houston Texas swimming pool companies.

Paramount Licensed Installer – Paramount pool systems is manufacturing the pool industries latest safety products. Paramount’s PV3 automatic in-floor cleaning system is the best system in the market place today.

SafestLow-Maintenance, Energy-Efficient Construction – Installing a SVRS on every swimming pool PV3 cleaning system. Installing ANSI approved MDX r3 drain systems. From oversized swimming pool plumbing and swimming pool filter to energy-efficient pool pumps, pool lights, heaters and saltwater swimming pool systems. A Backyard Innovations swimming pool costs less to own and takes less time to maintain.

Recognized Leaders in the Industry – Our president Kristopher Macri has been active in the swimming pool industry for over 14 years and an active member the of Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP).

Personalized Attention – All installations are overseen by our Certified Building Professional™ (CBP™) and president of the company, Kristopher Macri

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Custom Innovative Swimming Pool Designs – We don’t build cookie-cutter pools. I start with the leading 3D Swimming pool software program and combine your dreams with our “Cutting-Edge” Innovative pool industry expertise. Then I create a backyard design that’s just what you’ve been looking for and more. Vanishing edge swimming pools? Perimeter overflow swimming pools? Custom Innovative built in Fire features? No problem. Our goal is to make you go “Wow!”

The Total Package – Since most families spend a lot more time around their swimming pool than in it, we include custom-designed kitchens, fireplaces, fire pits, cabanas, landscaping, lighting, mosquito systems, patio covers and more in our designs. “Outdoor living” is not an afterthought; it’s part of the total package from the very start.

Efficient pool plumbing and filters – Pool piping can comprise 20% of total electricity use. Swimming pool filters keep your pool cleaner, require less frequent cleaning, and use less electricity. Smaller swimming pool filters make the pump work much harder, use much more electricity, and suffer greater wear and tear. Where most other pool builders use a 100 ft.³ to 250 ft.³ filter, we use a minimum of 400 ft.³ filtration system on every pool. Smaller pipe is cheaper for the swimming pool builder but will cost you more in the long run. Where most pool builders will run 1 1/2-inch plumbing, we use a minimum 2’’ plumbing on return sides, and 2 1/2’’ on all suction sides. The new energy efficient multi speed pool pumps save as much a 70% compared to the typical 1.5 hp single-speed pool pumps that most pool builders use.

Innovative products – Backyard Innovations uses the industry’s most advanced pool products. From the tile and coping to advanced wireless fire, water features, fiber optic lighting, wireless controls, energy efficient pool pumps, heaters and the latest anti entrapment (SVRS) technology.

Organizations and Associations

APSP – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals

The APSP is the world’s largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries. APSP is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through education, industry standards, and safety. APSP members 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. The APSP effectively replaced another well-known industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.

For more information visit: APSP

CBP® – Certified Building Professional®

A Certified Building Professional® is an individual who has passed all the rigorous requirements of the APSP’s Certified Building Professional® training program. Graduates of the course learn the skills and value system pertaining to high ethical standards, commitment to the highest standards of workmanship and construction, business stability, and superior customer relations. After completion of the training, all graduates must complete continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their CBP® certification.

For more information visit: CBP

Wet Edge Technologies®

Wet Edge Technologies® brings the vibrant elegance and durability of nature to your pool floor. Their cutting edge aggregate pool finish is the smart alternative to traditional white plaster finishes, offering superior strength and durability and a wide array of styles and colors, making them the perfect choice for your swimming pool resurfacing or new pool construction. We are a licensed dealer of Wet Edge Technologies® and have a team of fully trained professionals to install Wet Edge Technologies® pool finishes for your pool.

For more information visit: Wet Edge Technologies


Pentair Aquatic Systems is the world’s leading manufacturer of pool and spa equipment. By applying imaginative thinking and the latest technology, we help pool owners get more energy efficiency, enhanced safety, longer service life, cleaner water, more dependability, easier operation and the latest trends making pool ownership more convenient, enjoyable, and affordable than ever before.

For more information visit: Pentair


Paramount In-Floor cleaning and circulation systems work automatically to minimize maintenance time and maximize your enjoyment! Since their patented pop up cleaning jets are nearly invisible, you’ll avoid unsightly robotic cleaning devices and hoses in the pool as well avoiding the hassle of moving these bulky devices in and out of the water every time you want to swim. Enjoy the clean, beautiful look of your pool and put your precious free time to better use – like family fun! With a Paramount In-floor cleaning and circulation system your pool will always be “swim-ready”. And, you get the added peace of mind that comes with our lifetime limited warranty on the cleaning jets.

For more information visit: Paramount

Floor Cleaning and Circulation System

When it comes to spending your free time there are more important things to do than tending to your swimming pool. With PV3, the automatic In-Floor pool cleaning and circulation system, your pool can be built to clean itself while you relax. Built right into the pool shell, PV3 is engineered to clean your entire pool, including floors, steps, benches, even spas. When not operating, PV3 disappears back into the pool floor, making it virtually invisible. There are no vacuum hoses left floating in the pool. All that’s left is a sparkling clean pool that’s ready to enjoy. PV3 is custom-designed for your unique pool shape. It is so effective that it will clean 99% of your entire pool, guaranteed, as well as significantly reduce heating and chemical costs for the life of your pool.

For more information visit: Paramount PV3

Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation

Kristopher Macri is one of the Founders of Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation. Jackie Spellman Scholarship Foundation was founded in 2009 with a simple yet meaningful goal – to provide college scholarships to those whose lives have been impacted by leukemia or lymphoma.

For more information visit: JSSF

BBB – Better Business Bureau®

The BBB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical standards between companies and their customers in the areas of:
Dependable Service
Honesty In Advertising
Honest Business Practices
Reliable Complaint Handling Procedures
Examples of services provided by the BBB are Business Reliability Reports, Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education and Charity Review.

For more information visit: BBB


Yelp is a crowd-sourced review forum, as well as an American multinational corporation headquartered in San Francisco, California.

For more information visit: Yelp

Our Certifications and Associations

CPB APSP Wet Edge Pentair Paramount PV3 Jackie Spellman BBB yelp

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