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Welcome to California Poolside

Voted one of San Diego California's top pool builders/contractors.

Mark Sidway

Founder

Hi I'm Mark Sidway, and I really, really love pools. I take it you do, too. Growing up, I got tired of seeing the same old swimming pools in everybody's backyard. There were rectangles and ovals, and that's about it.

Now, that might be all you need to cool off on a hot day, but it sure doesn't look great sitting in your yard, does it? That's exactly what I thought. Pools are such a huge investment and they dominate the landscape of your house. They have to look good—an ugly pool in your backyard paints the same ugly picture as a junky car sitting on cinder blocks in your front yard.

And that's why I started California Poolside.

For the past 15 years, I've worked hard to assemble to most passionate pool people I could find. We're an elite squad of thinkers and doers and we love pools, period. California Poolside aims to destroy the common problems plaguing most pool contractors—high costs, sub-par craftsmanship, boring design and a lack of people skills. Our customers love working with us, and it's no surprise why—we bring dreams to life. One woman even called us the “Fairy Godmother of Pools.”

But it's not magic. What we do is very real. And if you're still staring at your yard, daydreaming of a beautiful new pool, I hope you'll get in touch soon. Stop dreaming and start lounging!

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Kevin Burns

Oceanside California

“California Poolside sat down with me and helped me design the vision I had for my backyard pool. After I was completely happy with the design, they took the project from start to finish. I recommend California Poolside to all my friends and family whenever they ask."

Melissa Swasey

San Diego California

“I wanted a great pool for me and my family to enjoy, but I wasn't sure what design would work best. California Poolside walked me through the entire process. We came up with a design that worked for my house. Our family friends love coming over for pool parties!"

Mitch Miller

La Jolla California

“I'm a fanatic when it comes to detail. I knew I need to find a pool contractor who could meet my high demands and expectations. I decided to go with California Poolside and the end result turned out better then I thought possible. I have the best pool in the neighborhood.”

Why You'll California Poolside

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Amazing Designs.

Building a pool isn't like building a fence—design is the most important part of the construction process. Anyone can dig a hole and fill it with water. But odds are you have a Dream Pool floating around in your head, and we're here to bring that into reality. From sketches to 3D rendering, we'll work with you to create the best pool for your space, lifestyle and budget.

Amazing Construction.

Digging, cement work, pump system and light installation—whatever needs to get done to get your pool open for business, we're on top of it. We also don't skimp on craftsmanship. A pretty pool that leaks or falls apart isn't a pool, it's a disappointment. And disappointment isn't part of our vocabulary.

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Amazing Experience.

Too many pool contractors are a mile wide and an inch deep. They make themselves look impressive and talk a good game. But when it comes time to break ground on your new pool, cracks start to appear in their foundation—figuratively and sometimes literally. We set project deadlines and meet them (every time). You're going to love working with our friendly, upbeat staff. We're a team of dreamers and builders, and we can't wait to bring your perfect pool to life.

Your Questions: Answered

How much does it cost!?
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There are a ton of factors that affect price for each project. However, you can rest assured you'll be getting a very competitive bid for your pool. We encourage our customers to shop around to see for themselves.

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How long does it take?
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As long as it takes.

The bottom line is that we want to build something that we can both be proud of. We work surprisingly fast, but different projects will take different amounts of time depending on its size and scope.

That said, we've completed projects in as little as a few weeks. After we come up with our the final design we always map out the construction process, which will give you a very solid idea on the time frame we're working with.

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How do I find the right pool builder for me?
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Finding the right contractor to build a swimming pool is not easy. However, with a little research and ground work you can quickly filter through all the dodgy companies and find the right swimming pool builder for your needs. Here are a few critical things you need to check out before you invest:

  • Check Their Credibility Online
  • Review Their Portfolio
  • Ask For References
  • Review The Contract Closely
  • Ask For Guarantees
  • Look For The Right Price
  • Ask For Relevant Certifications
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What's the design process like?
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Designing a pool in your backyard can be a fun adventure with the right company, and a chore with the wrong company. Since a major home improvement like this can cost as much as a brand-new BMW, it’s essential to do it right.

That's why we put so much effort and energy into the design process. We're going to sit down with you several times and get to work designing the perfect pool for your family, yard, and budget. We make sure all your bases are covered, right from the start.

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