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Welcome to California Poolside

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

Mark Sidway

Founder

Hey there! I'm Mark Sidway, and I REALLY love pools. If you do too, we're gonna get along great. When I was a little kid, the same old rectangle and oval swimming pools dotting everyone's back yards just weren't doing it for me. Why stop at the basics?

Look, if all you want to do is cool off on a hot day, an ugly rectangular box o' water is just dandy. But how is your yard going to look? How are you going to feel waking up every morning, glancing out at your yard and seeing all that wasted opportunity? An ugly pool in your back yard looks as bad as a rusty old pickup sitting on cinder blocks.

And that's how California Poolside came about.

For more than 15 years now, I've scoured California to find the absolute best, brightest, most passionate pool people this side of the Rockies. We're dreamers, we're doers, and we have an unhealthy obsession with swimming pools. California Poolside strives to eliminate the most common hassles of dealing with pool contractors—sky-high costs, rock-bottom craftsmanship, yawn-inducing design, and a total lack of people skills. Our customers love working with us, and there's a reason we're called the Riverside Pool Whisperers.

What we do isn't rocket science or witchcraft. Our results are very, very real, and they're within reach. Stop fantasizing about building your dream pool, and get in touch with the people who can make it reality.

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Kevin Burns

Oceanside California

“Man, you guys are just awesome. The last pool contractor I worked with didn't know the difference between a swimming pool and a water fountain, but when you guys rolled out your first sketch of my pool I thought 'I'm home.' My house feels like a private oasis now, and it's all thanks to you."

Melissa Swasey

San Diego California

“WOW. After you turned our yard into a miniature resort, I swear if my kids ever complain about being bored again they can go power-wash the siding for fun. We love our pool so much! Working with Mark was the best. Everything from start to finish went according to plan."

Mitch Miller

La Jolla California

“First of all, let me say this—I've never worked with more friendly people than you all. Never. It was like having a bunch of friends come over to build my pool. Everyone, and I mean from the head honcho to your janitor, treated me like I was number one. Thank you so much.”

Why You'll California Poolside

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Amazing Designs.

A lot of contractors try to build pools like you would build a parking lot, forgetting design is the secret ingredient. You've got big, big ideas. We're here to wrangle those dreams and bring them kicking and screaming into reality. We'll use 3D renderings and detailed sketches to show you EXACTLY what kind of pool is possible for your lifestyle, space, and budget.

Amazing Construction.

Design in hand, it's time to start making magic. Digging, cement work, lights, pumps, you name it—whatever your pool needs for opening day, we'll build it. Oh, and craftsmanship? We're overflowing with craftsmanship. Your new pool isn't just a pretty face—it's going to work like a charm, and it's gonna last.

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Amazing Experience.

Want another water analogy? Many pool contractors are a mile wide and an inch deep. They bring the hype with slippery sales talk, but guess what happens once the first shovel breaks ground? Missed deadlines. Broken promises. Lowered expectations. Working with California Poolside means getting what you're promised, and then some. Our staff is super friendly, positive, and ready to give 110% to get your project off the sketch board and into your yard.

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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