George & Shari Walker, Austin Texas

Why did you select Millennium Pools?
"We interviewed a number of prospective pool builders and while they wanted to do the project, we didn’t have confidence that they could do the project. The slab height above grade of the house was 12 to 14 feet meaning that the entire pool and structure would be above ground creating an engineering challenge. Additionally we wanted a rock waterfall, outside fireplace and a slide for the grandkids, all without having a design."

What was it like to work with Millennium Pools team?
"The Millennium Pools team was amazing. First, they really “got it” regarding the pool area environment that we were trying to create. They turned our vision that we described verbally to them into drawings that were supported with engineering. Their 3D drawings helped us envision the project and gave us confidence that Millennium was the right pool company for the job. Blake French’s creative ideas were extremely valuable and we trusted his eye for what would look good. He and his team were very attentive to the details and if Blake saw that something didn’t look right, he simply fixed it without us having to raise the issue."

What ideas did you bring to the table? How did you envision the pool? What features were you looking for?
"We had previously owned 3 homes with pools, two of which we built. None however were as tricky as this pool. We knew we wanted a real pool experience, sort of a resort pool area with a waterfall, fireplace, and a slide but after Blake finished with the design he had incorporated a grotto, jump off rock, creative lighting, water feature, raised hot tub with moat around it and a tanning area."

What changed as you went through the process?
"For the most part the construction went per plans although the deck area around the fireplace was sort of shaped during construction. Additionally while visiting an outdoor furniture store we saw an arbor that we liked and when we mentioned this to Blake he said he could incorporate this into the program."

Is there anything unique about the way Millennium Pools does business?
"They were very hands-on. Blake personally visited the site regularly to make sure that the project met his standards. Whenever his standards were not met, without being asked he made corrections."

Why would you recommend the company?
"Yes I would recommend Millennium and have recommended them to several prospective clients, especially anyone that has a particularly difficult building site. Not only is Millennium very customer centric, they are extremely professional and capable!"

How is the end result? How is the pool used?
"Who are its primary users? The pool and pool area are like a resort, exactly what we wanted. We wanted to create a place our children and grandchildren would want to come and now they consider going to the grandparents’ house like going on vacation."

What are your favorite aspects/features of the pool?
"The grandkids love the slide and the grotto but we probably like the waterfall and water feature as well as the fireplace area the best."

How would you sum up your experience with Millennium Pools in a sentence or two?
"Home and pool construction is never an easy process but in this case working with a professional and creative company like Millennium Pools made the difference. While we don’t plan to build another pool, if we did I wouldn’t use anyone but Millennium Pools and I would highly recommend them!"

Betsy Galllagher - RE/MAX Realtor

"Blake is a perfectionist when it comes to building pools... Super creative and good at design work and execution. He has expertise in building pools on extreme slopes and thinks outside the box. It is fun to see what he will dream up next!"

Denise Gourlay - CPV Global Sales, Marketing & Regional Finance

"Blake's company built an amazing pool, waterslide and outdoor extension/kitchen for our home. What a super contractor to work with, I would recommend his company in a heartbeat. He delivered everything as committed with perfect execution. It's very rare to find this type of customer satisfaction."

Wanda and Gary Litson

"Millennium Pools, you did a fantastc job! Gary and I were very impressed with the level of expertise, precision and professionalism in the design phase. During that first visit the construction process was explained in detail. After the initial visit with Millennium Pools, Gary and I were confident we had selected the right pool company to create our backyard oasis.

Upon arriving at our home to begin the process, Millennium Pool's employees and contractors were courteous, skilled and professional at their craft. Anytime I had questions about the project, the responses were prompt. They were meticulous and careful with every phase of the project.

Gary and I are very satisfied and delighted with our pool. We will gladly talk to any potential customer. Be assured I will refer you to all my neighbors, co-workers and family.

You did a terrific job in creating my backyard paradise."