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Amazing.

Welcome to California Poolside

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

Mark Sidway

Founder

Hey! My name is Mark Sidway, and swimming pools are my life. Way back when I was a kid, my parents used to take me to the neighborhood pool all the time. I always used to wonder why pools came in the same rectangles and ovals—why did they look the same?

If you just want to take a dip, it doesn't matter much how nice the pool is. Water is water. But a backyard pool is much more than a big bathtub—it becomes a gathering place for your family and friends. And the fastest way to ruin that gathering place is by building an ugly pool. Amazing pools, on the other hand, create a personal oasis of tranquility and relaxation.

That, my friends, is how California Poolside was born.

For 15 years, I've trekked all over California searching out the craziest, most passionate pool mavericks I could find. In that time, California Poolside has dreamed up and constructed the most incredible pools and spas in Encinitas. Our goal is simple—defeating all the problems that come along with normal pool builders. Say goodbye to lame design, poor craftsmanship, inflated costs, and a lack of people skills. Our customers just love working with us.

Are you dreaming of a better back yard with a beautiful pool as the centerpiece? Well wake up and give us a call. Your fantasy pool is within reach, and we're going to help you get it. Let's get building.

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Kevin Burns

Encinitas California

“Man, you guys went way above and beyond the call of duty. Our new pool and patio look so good, it's like a work of art. Every night I love going out and reading a book, or taking a dip. Thank you so much."

Melissa Swasey

San Diego California

“All I wanted was a place to unwind with my husband after a hard day's work. What I got from California Poolside was more than I could have imagined. We love our new pool more than we thought we would!"

Mitch Miller

Encinitas California

“Super easy to work with, nice as can be, delivered on all of their promises and then some. Really what more can I say? If our homeowners association allowed it, we'd put in another pool in our front yard.”

Why You'll California Poolside

Encinitas pool builder

Amazing Designs.

A pool isn't just a big hole filled with concrete. Well, I guess some contractors have that opinion. But for us, great pools must begin with great design. Your backyard oasis can't fit inside a box. We'll bring your vision to life using detailed sketches and 3D renderings to show you exactly what you'll get—and exactly what's possible for your home.

Amazing Construction.

Design? Nailed. Let's get to work. From lights to pumps to digging to cement and stonework, we'll take care of every little detail to make sure your pool is ready for action. That means finishing as fast as possible without sacrificing quality. Speaking of quality, we've got all the craftsmanship you can handle. Your new pool is going to look and work great, and more importantly it's going to last.

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Amazing Experience.

Lots of other pool builders are survive on hype and shifty sales talk. When it's time to walk the walk, things fall apart. We're talking torn up yards, surly workers, broken promises, missed deadlines, and final results that look nothing like you expected. As for us...what you see is what you get. If you're ready to work with friendly people who just plain love pools, we want to hear from you TODAY!

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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