The Select Pools Difference

We are a family-owned and locally-operated swimming pool company founded with the intent to serve a great community. Select Pools & Backyard Escapes is the vision of Rick Leal, owner and president. A lifetime builder, he has passed on his passion for creating beautiful projects to his sons, Patrick and Mark Leal, who join him in the company. We have combined our talents to form a winning team committed to delivering the very best products, using the latest techniques, and providing service to our customers that is second to none.

Our owner and president is the sole construction manager overseeing every aspect of production, from the spray-painted layout to the filling of your pool. Rick Leal has worked in the construction industry for the last four decades, 25 years of which spent building homes in and around the San Antonio area. Building the majority of the homes in Schertz communities Woodland Oaks and Deer Creek has provided Select Pools with a unique insight into the soil and building conditions in the area. After years of building custom homes in the Stone Oak area and a major building project in Floresville, TX, Rick Leal made the transition into custom swimming pool construction.

Our experience building in South Texas gives us insight to the opportunities presented with the dynamic soil composition of the area. For this reason, we have worked with a local structural engineer to develop a design to withstand the most tumultuous ground conditions. Our Structural Integrity Beam consists of a double layer of #4, 60-grade steel, 8”-thick gunite floors, walls and deck, and 45° support bars throughout the structure. Our structure is the backbone of our company and gives us confidence to say we build the strongest pool in San Antonio.

We at Select Pools & Backyard Escapes build with the principle that every project is unique. Each and every backyard, or front in some cases, presents a unique set of opportunities to be tackled. We design, from scratch, for all of our customers a unique backyard solution to handle those unique opportunities. We are able to deliver a swimming pool and backyard tailored to the specific wants, needs and desires of each individual customer.

Our dedication to creating a superior customer experience cannot be duplicated. We work with passion, respect and integrity to ensure your Backyard Escape will provide years of lasting enjoyment to you and your family.

  • (210) 444-9037
  • 16539 N IH35
  • Selma, TX
  • 78154
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The Select Pools Difference

Who We Are

We are a family-owned and locally-operated swimming pool company founded with the intent to serve a great community. Select Pools & Backyard Escapes is the vision of Rick Leal, owner and president. A lifetime builder, he has passed on his passion for creating beautiful projects to his sons, Patrick and Mark Leal, who join him in the company. We have combined our talents to form a winning team committed to delivering the very best products, using the latest techniques, and providing service to our customers that is second to none.

Our Experience

Our owner and president is the sole construction manager overseeing every aspect of production, from the spray-painted layout to the filling of your pool. Rick Leal has worked in the construction industry for the last four decades, 25 years of which spent building homes in and around the San Antonio area. Building the majority of the homes in Schertz communities Woodland Oaks and Deer Creek has provided Select Pools with a unique insight into the soil and building conditions in the area. After years of building custom homes in the Stone Oak area and a major building project in Floresville, TX, Rick Leal made the transition into custom swimming pool construction.

Our Structural Philosophy

Our experience building in South Texas gives us insight to the opportunities presented with the dynamic soil composition of the area. For this reason, we have worked with a local structural engineer to develop a design to withstand the most tumultuous ground conditions. Our Structural Integrity Beam consists of a double layer of #4, 60-grade steel, 8”-thick gunite floors, walls and deck, and 45° support bars throughout the structure. Our structure is the backbone of our company and gives us confidence to say we build the strongest pool in San Antonio.

Our Individual Design Approach

We at Select Pools & Backyard Escapes build with the principle that every project is unique. Each and every backyard, or front in some cases, presents a unique set of opportunities to be tackled. We design, from scratch, for all of our customers a unique backyard solution to handle those unique opportunities. We are able to deliver a swimming pool and backyard tailored to the specific wants, needs and desires of each individual customer.

Our Promise

Our dedication to creating a superior customer experience cannot be duplicated. We work with passion, respect and integrity to ensure your Backyard Escape will provide years of lasting enjoyment to you and your family.