Why Choose California Pools?

Because choosing a builder with the right experience is essential to having a well-crafted outdoor living space.

An Experienced Partner

When you’re ready to invest in your outdoor living space, everything is riding on who does the work. Of course, custom design and quality construction are top priorities, but you also want an experienced partner who will guide you through the process, keep you informed, and stick to your budget.

California Pools is a recognized leader in the swimming pool and outdoor living industry. Since 1952, we’ve served customers just like you who want to make an informed and confident buying decision that results in an amazing backyard that is as much innovative as it is functional. Our goal is to deliver a positive and engaging experience from the initial consultation to the final walkthrough and beyond.

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No other pool builder in the nation can top the experience and reputation of California Pools.

  • More than 80,000 pools built since 1952
  • National pool building company with local franchises throughout the nation led by a team of professionals with decades of experience
  • Named among the Top 5 Pool Builders by the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals for our Top-ranked customer service
  • Received more awards for our custom swimming pool designs from the Association of Pool and Spa Professional than any other pool builder in the world
  • Finish 98% of our projects on time and within budget
  • Named Best Pool Installation Companies Of 2021 in Forbes

Swimming Pools Are in Our DNA

Wayne Steimle started off like you - wanting to transform his backyard but not knowing where to start. Swimming pool contractors in the 1950s were few and far between and he found it challenging to find anyone with enough industry knowledge and experience to give him the confidence to buy. Instead of settling for poor design, questionable installation and an unreliable process, he decided to do it himself with the help of his high school physics students.

With little more than a shovel and wheelbarrow, he and his team completed the pool in only three months. The neighbors were so impressed, they hired him to build pools of their own. He built up his reputation and business so much, he was able to quit his teaching job and begin California Pools in 1952.


Founder, Wayne Steimle, construction the first California Pools project.

He never could have known then how successful his new business would become. More than 80,000 pools later, California Pools is one of the largest, most trusted pool companies in the country. Three generations of Steimles have relied on innovative design, industry-leading techniques, and personalized service to build beautiful outdoor spaces our customers love.

How It Works

As one of the leading pool builders in America, we know more about swimming pools and outdoor living than anyone out there, and we love sharing our knowledge with you as our client. We don’t just install swimming pools and outdoor living spaces, we partner with you so you are aware of the process every step of the way. In the end, you are more than simply a client, you are a part of the growing California Pools family!

When you contact your local California Pools team, we’ll follow our proven process that ensures you have all the information you need to confidently make a decision.

Get started with California Pools in just a few easy steps:

  • SCHEDULE an onsite consultation
  • MEET with one of our design experts
  • REVIEW your custom design, estimate and build process
  • WATCH your backyard transform from boring to spectacular
  • GATHER friends and family to enjoy!

What Our Clients Say


Nicole K

Awesome customer service. They finished my pool in half the time my neighbor's pool company took to finish theirs, and my pool is bigger and more complex!

5 starsGoogle

andrea hennings

We interviewed 5 different swimming pool companies when we decided to get our first pool. California Pools was not the most inexpensive but they were there most professional. They really paid attention to what we wanted..
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Jennifer M.

We did a fairly small pool, a grill with countertop, and landscaping with CA pools, but they never made us feel like we were insignificant (and I know they had tons of other larger jobs).
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5 starsYelp

Jody Mills

Great work, beautiful pools A+++. One-of-a-kind designs. Give them a call. You'll love them too 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

5 starsGoogle

Garrett V.

Great craftsmanship. Removed and replaced our pool. The finish product looks amazing. They are very responsive to any questions I still have about the pool.

5 starsYelp

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Michelle B.

My husband and I spoke with four different swimming pool builders and California Pools was by far the most professional of all. They designed the exact swimming pool and backyard kitchen we wanted.
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5 starsYelp

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