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Pools and Spas 101

Today’s swimming pool has drastically changed from when we first began building custom swimming pools back in 1952. The simple kidney shaped swimming pool has grown into a dreamy backyard oasis! There are so many options to choose from today that really allows you to customize your backyard and make your outdoor living dreams come true! You can choose the shape, the size, special features, outdoor kitchens, unique tile, or a sparkly finish. Today’s pools definitely are pretty spectacular!

backyard swimming pool and small spa

The pools we build are professionally designed starting with a thorough assessment of your yard space and surroundings. We also consider the look and feel of your home and what your aesthetic style is like. We account for the changes in elevations as well as the existing landscapes. Your pool should be all that you have imagined and more!

Glass spa

The swimming pool we construct is made of some of the best materials available. Built with either Gunite, or Shotcrete, our pools are built to last a lifetime. Our engineering team has professionally designed a high-tech blend of concrete and steel to form a shell of incredible strength. With this solid foundation, we enhance the shape with a well thought out selection of colors and materials to create a look and feel that is beautiful from the inside-out!

Small, long rectangular pool with spa

A California Pools swimming pool is known to be beautiful and unique in design and functionality. As a company, California Pools has an outstanding reputation for wonderful customer service, superior quality, and beautiful craftsmanship.

contemporary pool with elevated spa

The Basics of Building Pools and Spas

An in-ground concrete swimming pool is a pool that is custom designed, engineered, and built to fit into the earth and surrounding structures. This type of swimming pool is typically built by excavating out the earth in the general shape of the pool design.

Forms are then created to guide the steel and concrete to eventually become the pool shell. PVC plumbing is buried underground and run throughout the pool shell prior to the application of the concrete. A pneumatically applied concrete is cast in and around the plumbing and steel framework to create a unique, custom shaped swimming pool shell.

Once hardened, a select blend of tiles, stonework, decorative concretes, and other finishes are added to produce a completed look and feel to the pool.

Additional options such as water features, fire features, tanning ledges, lights and water purifiers are just a few variables to enhance the functionality and beauty of the pool.

Spas can be integrated into the design to allow for a heated hydrotherapy soaking space. A dedicated circulation system for filtration, heating, and sanitizing is built in to keep the swimming pool clean and operational year round.

Some states require seasonal winterization of swimming pools for the extreme cold weather months. Pools are used for many reasons, including recreational swimming, competitive training, rehabilitative therapy, stress relief, lifestyle enhancement, visual aesthetics, at-home entertaining and more.

Contact California Pools today for a free professional consultation. Armed with a creative design and a complete, detailed proposal, your pool buying experience will be simple and exciting with California Pools!

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