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Welcome to California Poolside

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

Mark Sidway

Founder

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.

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Kevin Burns

Los Angeles California

“None of the other pool builders seemed like they had what it took to get our pool finished. We had really big plans, and California Poolside came through in an even bigger way. Our pool, hot tub and patio all look incredible. Superb work, guys."

Melissa Swasey

San Diego California

“I'm not ashamed to say we wanted the best looking pool in the neighborhood. California Poolside seemed like the only company that could make my neighbors green with envy, and they didn't disappoint. My back yard looks like a resort—exactly as planned."

Mitch Miller

Los Angeles California

“I didn't think anything could tear the kids away from their phones long enough to go outside, but California Poolside proved me wrong. Really know their stuff, and super friendly too. Highly recommended. We love hanging out 'poolside' ;)”

Why You'll California Poolside

Los Angeles pool builder

Amazing Designs.

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.

Amazing Construction.

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.

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Los Angeles pool contractors

Amazing Experience.

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.

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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