We’ve got the expertise to design and build custom pools and outdoor living spaces you’ve always dreamed of! From Custom Pools to Outdoor Kitchens, we can do it all.
Since owner and founder Terry Picklo started Picklo Homes more than 40 years ago, we’ve been building beautiful custom homes. It only makes sense that we should enhance the outdoor living in our clients’ backyards, too!
Picklo Homes is a family-owned and operated full-service, outdoor living space, and pool company. Terry Picklo discovered his love for the custom home building market and Picklo Homes was born in Tomball in 1981. Terry’s son, Nick Picklo, joined the team in the 90’s with experience as a real estate broker, a certified graduate builder and expertise in the custom home building industry which benefited his position as vice president and head of marketing.
Today, Terry and Nick still share the same strong work ethic, focus on high quality, and commitment to the community that characterizes Picklo Homes. There is a strong sense of pride and integrity to each backyard oasis they build. If you’ve got plans for your backyard, you can count on Picklo Homes to transform your outdoor space. After all, our parent company has been listed among Houston Living Magazine’s Top 100 Home Builders for three years running, and we’ve also been featured in American Builders Quarterly and The Builders Journal, both prestigious trade publications.
Regardless of your personal style, your budget and your vision for your outdoor living space, Picklo Homes can make your dreams a reality.
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CUSTOM POOLS DESIGNED TO FIT YOUR LIFESTYLE
CUSTOM POOL AMENITIES
The amenities, accessories, and “extras” we incorporate into our pools are what set Picklo Homes apart from other pool builders. We use high-quality equipment and supplies because we realize it will save our client money in the long run. Some examples of this include:
LED Lighting – LED lights are brighter, available in a number of colors and styles, and are very low voltage. Once again, this helps save on electrical costs.
Variable Speed Pumps – Variable Speed Pumps make a great addition to an advanced pool automation system by providing the ability to automatically operate your pump at different speeds throughout the day depending on your preferences.
Glacier Chiller – A Glacier Chiller is a pump system that draws in your pool water and cools it by absorbing the heat and then pumping it back into your pool, offering you the most refreshing swim experience possible on extremely hot days.
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OUR CUSTOM BUILT POOL FEATURES
As far as features, we are willing to work with our clients to create many unique designs.
Some of the features we commonly include are:
- Beach entries
- Shear descents
- Infinity edge pools
- Negative edge spas both standard and reverse
- Deck and wall jets
- Weeping walls
- Slides and private caves
CUSTOM POOL FAQs
What are some factors to consider when building a custom pool?
A few things you may want to consider are:
- The location of your pool
- The size and depth of your pool
- The shape you would like your pool to be
- What type of decking you would like
- Who will be enjoying your pool? Do you have children?
How long does it take to build a custom pool?
30-45 days depending on weather.
Do your custom pools come with some type of warranty?
Yes, we have a 1-year warranty on workmanship, 3-year warranty on most equipment, and 15-year warranty on the pebble interior finish.
How much does a custom pool cost?
Custom pool costs can range anywhere from $50,000 and up, depending on the complexity of your design choice. The main factors that determine pool costs consist of size, custom features, and the type and how much pool deck you want.
Can I finance my pool and if so, is it hard to do?
Yes. Picklo Homes partners with Lyon Financial for pool financing. It is a very simple and easy process. It can be handled all online.
How do I decide on a pool design?
When working with Picklo Homes on your custom pool design, we will spend time together doing plenty of research on things you like and don’t like. Coming up with a list of styles and designs you like is a great way to get exactly what you want for your private oasis. Our background in home building and home design can bring a unique perspective to ensure your home not only blends in with the surroundings, but also with the style of your home.
Can I use my pool all year round?
Of course, depending on the features you would like implemented into your pool design, there are many options available to keep your pool swim-ready all year round. Picklo Homes uses a 400,000 BTU heater as standard equipment. This heater is large enough to heat a standard size pool in about 24 hours or your spa in about 20-30 minutes.
What are some popular features of custom pool designs?
There are so many creative ways to make your pool experience incredible, some of which include:
- Fire Pits and fire displays
- Mesmerizing waterfall features
- Water fountain features
- Infinity pool designs
- Swim-up bar features
- Stone and rock formation features
- LED lighting accents
- Hot tub/spa areas
CUSTOM DESIGNED OUTDOOR LIVING
Times and tastes change, and so should your home. From a single room to the entire house, we can help you update your house to give it a refreshing new look.
Families tend to grow, so when space becomes an issue, maybe your house should grow too. Whether you need another bedroom, bathroom, dining area, or office, we can build it.
Thanks to new technologies, managing your home from your smartphone, tablet, or a single control panel is easier than ever. From lighting to temperature to security to entertainment, we can bring your home into the 21st century.
Sometimes we all need a little fresh air. An outdoor living area provides an excellent place to entertain, sit with the family, or just enjoy a moment alone.
On a hot day, what’s better than a dip in the pool? We’re capable of building a pool of any shape or size, from the basic to the luxurious, depending on your lifestyle and needs.
Whether you’re looking for a tranquil garden to get away from it all, or a beautifully crafted outdoor space for entertaining, our expert team knows how to create a landscape around your home that is unlike any other.