Welcome to California Poolside
Hey there, I'm Mark Sidway. And I really love swimming pools. For the past several decades, the 'easy way out' for pool builders was your basic rectangle or oval pool—easy to build, and people didn't complain much. But even as a kid, I always thought...can't we do better than that?
I mean, your average pool is fine for cooling off or swimming. But average pools make average back yards. When you're waking up every morning and staring out the window at your yard, would you rather see ordinary or extraordinary? That's where visionary design comes in.
And that's how California Poolside got started.
For more than 15 years, my team of elite pool maniacs and I have crisscrossed Southern California, and I have to say...we've built some of the best pools in Los Angeles (and beyond). Our secret is throwing the rulebook out the window. Forget about cost hikes, cut corners, boring design, and all the other issues associated with most pool contractors. There's a reason my team has earned the reputation of pool magicians, and we're proud of it.
Think you need magic to get the pool of your dreams? Not even close. Our pools are the real deal, and our next creation is looking for a loving home—your home. Stop flip-flopping, daydreaming and debating. Give us a call, fill out our contact form below, send a carrier pigeon—it's time to get to work.
Los Angeles California
San Diego California
Los Angeles California
You can't build an incredible pool without some incredible plans. While most pool builders skip this step, we believe the brainstorming and design process is absolutely critical to getting results. We'll work with you through consultations to nail down the perfect look for your yard, home, lifestyle and budget. Guaranteed.
But fantastic design won't go anywhere without spectacular craftsmanship. Luckily, we've got more skilled builders than you can shake a stick at. Pumping systems, lights, stonework, concrete, excavation...we'll do everything is takes to get your pool up and running on time. Our pools don't just look great—they're also built to last.
What do you get with fly-by-night pool builders? Rehearsed sales pitches. Lazy design sessions. Low-quality materials. Cut corners. Prices inflating way past your initial quote. To us, that's nowhere near good enough. We haven't been around for 15 years just because we build the best pools—we've thrived because we treat our customers like a million bucks. We're the friendly, honest builders you've been waiting for. Put simply, you're gonna love us. We promise.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
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:
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.Learn More
Ready to start the conversation about your pool? Fill out the form, smash that button, and we'll be in-touch ASAP.