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Welcome to California Poolside

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

Mark Sidway

Pool Builder / Contractor in La Jolla CA

Hi I'm Mark Sidway, and swimming pools are my spirit animal. When I was a kid, I always wondered why pools came in the same size and shape everywhere I went—big round ones, medium rectangle ones...there wasn't a whole lot of variety.

Sure, water is water. It's enough to keep you cool on a red-hot afternoon. But does an ugly, boring pool actually enhance your back yard? Short answer, no. Your swimming pool is one of the biggest investments you'll ever make. A bad pool will make you dread glancing at your back yard. An incredible pool will make you want to lounge out there forever.

That's exactly why I founded California Poolside.

For over 15 years now, my team and I—the most passionate group of pool-lovers you'll ever meet—have been breaking ground on some of La Jolla's most breathtaking pools, hands down. We annihilate all the most common issues of hiring a pool contractor—poor craftsmanship, lackluster design, cost overruns, and just being a pain to work with. There's a reason one client once called us 'Pool Genies,' and that's because people just LOVE working with us.

But you don't need three wishes to land your dream pool—our results are very, very real, and you can see for yourself. So stop gazing longingly into your empty yard. Give us a call right now, and let's get to work creating the pool your house deserves.

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Kevin Burns

Oceanside California

“My first impression after seeing California Poolside's mockups for my new pool? Holy ####. I don't know how you guys pulled this off, but my house looks like the Playboy Mansion now and it's all because of your pool wizardry. Thank you Mark Sidway and California Poolside!"

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. While our living room is busy collecting dust, we're always out back living it up poolside — and loving every damn minute of it."

Mitch Miller

La Jolla California

“My family and I were looking to turn our big, empty back yard into a real gathering place. I'm talking a pool with all the bells and whistles, tiki bar, sprawling lounge area, the works. California Poolside absolutely nailed every aspect of our dream pool—now just called 'our pool.'”

Why You'll California Pool builders in La Jolla

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Amazing Designs.

When undertaking a pool project, design is just as important as actually building it. Just about anyone can dig a hole in your backyard, but not just anybody can bring your Dream Pool to life. Working side-by-side with you, we'll use vivid sketches and 3D rendering to design a true masterpiece.

Amazing Construction.

Breaking ground, laying cement, installing pumps systems and lighting—we'll take care of whatever needs to be done to get your pool ready for prime time. And, we're not short on craftsmanship. Nobody wants a sexy pool that's full of holes, after all. Failure isn't part of our language.

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Amazing Experience.

Most contractors are a mile wide with their smooth talking and fake image. But when it comes time to install your pool, you see them for what they really are—an inch deep. Our goal is building amazing pools, and we can't do that without you. Your satisfaction is always our top priority. That's why we set (and meet) project deadlines with every client, and that's why we work around the clock to make sure our work lines up perfectly with your vision.

Your La Jolla Pool Building 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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