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Welcome to California Poolside

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

Mark Sidway

Founder

Hi I'm Mark Sidway. I like swimming pools...a lot. Back in the day, I had a very interesting idea—what would happen if you tossed out the boring old traditional pool design and tried something radically different?

If your only goal is to cool off on a sweltering afternoon, you probably don't care what your swimming pool looks like. But your pool isn't just a place to swim—it's a gathering place. And an ugly pool will RUIN your back yard, every time. A beautiful pool, on the other hand, transforms your yard into an oasis of relaxation and fun.

And that's why I founded California Poolside.

I've spent the past 15 years recruiting the most passionate pool people this side of the Sierra Nevada. In that time, we've designed and built some of the most amazing pools in Laguna Beach. California Poolside tackles all of the issues of working with traditional pool contractors—boring design, shoddy workmanship, ballooning costs, and a distinct lack of people skills. People love working with us. It's that simple.

You don't need to settle. Your fantasy pool is within your grasp. Stop daydreaming and get in touch with us right away. Let's get down to business, and let's get building.

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Kevin Burns

Laguna Beach California

“First of all, great job. Second of all, if you're even thinking about choosing another pool builder, let me stop you right there...the difference between California Poolside and another contractor is like night and day. Go with California Poolside."

Melissa Swasey

Laguna Beach California

“Ours was the last house on the street without a pool. I was starting to envy my neighbors a little. A lot. Now the Hendersons can watch US enjoy the best looking pool in the neighborhood. Balance has been restored to the universe."

Mitch Miller

Laguna Beach California

“California Poolside gave me an INCREDIBLE pool and patio for less money than most other companies were quoting us. All of a sudden our back yard is getting a LOT more use than before. Like, more than the rest of the house combined!”

Why You'll California Poolside

Laguna Beach pool builder

Amazing Designs.

A pool is not a parking garage. You can't just pour some concrete and call it a day—everything starts and ends with amazing design. We know your dreams are bigger and better than a concrete box. We're here to put those dreams on paper, and turn them into reality. Through our consultations, we'll bring your vision to life with sketches and renderings, showing you exactly what's possible for your home.

Amazing Construction.

Design: Check. Time to get this party started. From digging to cement work, light installation to pump set-up, beautiful stonework and everything in between...if your pool needs it, we'll build it. And quality? You've never seen attention to detail like this before. You're pool's gonna look good, it's gonna work great, and it's gonna last a long, long time.

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Amazing Experience.

Miles wide, inches deep. That's most contractors for you. Pool builders are great at hype and making empty promises, but what happens when it's time to get to work? Broken promises. Missed deadlines. Low, low expectations. Work with California Poolside, and what you see is what you get. We're all friendly, positive pool people. And we're ready to take your dream pool from idea to model to reality...right now.

Your Questions: Answered

How much does it cost!?
pool builder in San Diego

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?
pool contractor in San Diego

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?
pool builders

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?
pool contractors

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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