This project located in the beautiful  Mountain Bridge community was completed this week. The happy home owner’s are thrilled to be able to use their new spa for the holidays.  California Pools & Landscape can easily install a spa such as this into any backyard without the large construction mess typical to concrete spas. Prices for our signature line of in ground acrylic spas start at $9800 or $12,500 as shown. If you are interested in a free quote and design consultation please call 480-498-2205 or today!

California Pools is being featured in the October edition of House 2 Home magazine. I thought our loyal readers would like a sneek peak!

Is Your Pool Builder Learning with Your Project?

More frightening than jack-o-lanterns and vampires is the scary thought that your new pool builder is really more of a student than an expert. Yikes! Knowing how many pools the company has built before you choose a pool builder could mean the difference between a backyard dream-come-true and a backyard nightmare.

Choosing award-winning California Pools and Spas eliminates even the possibility of a novice working on your project. Since 1988, they’ve built over 20,000 pools and are ranked among the top three builders in Arizona. That’s an average of over 900 pools per year! Owner, Jeremy Smith explains how that came to be.

“My parents started the business with a philosophy focused not on being big but on being the BEST,” said Jeremy. “By staying true to that philosophy, well, BIG just sort of happened as a result. We know what got us here and that is what keeps us here. We only perform quality work with quality materials, and we’ve got the perfect record to prove it.”

It’s true. According to the Registrar of Contractors, California Pools and Spas has never had a single complaint filed. Zero in 20,000 is an amazing record for sure! Some pool builders change their license number to wipe their slate clean. Shoppers are advised to compare the age of the company with the year on the license. If they don’t match, the builder could be hiding filed complaints.

Homeowners come to California Pools and Spas for whole backyard solutions. Besides pools and spas, they offer landscaping and hardscaping to round out a complete outdoor living area. Waterfall features, bar-b-ques and outdoor kitchens can help make a backyard into a paradise retreat. And with prices lower than they’ve been in 10 years, why wait?

 “There are several reasons to stop putting off that backyard overhaul,” says Jeremy. “All labor and some materials (like travertine) are at 1990 prices right now. That’s anyone’s pricing. Then add to that the California Pools’ extra savings because we are a debt-free company and we use our buying power to negotiate lower prices for higher quality materials and the price gets even lower. No one beats our prices.”

Pool shopping at California Pools and Spas begins with scheduling a free consultation at the home. After an extensive interview about what the client wants out of the project, 3-D renderings are created, giving the client a very real and clear picture of what their project will be upon completion.

“No one likes surprises on projects like this,” says Jeremy, “and we work very hard to respect budgets and still deliver on expectations. No scary moments with us.” In fact, Jeremy tells us his favorite response from a client upon completion is happy tears. “We go for the happy cry,” Jeremy says. “And we usually get it.”


What is a cocktail pool you ask? Well it is to say that a cocktail pool is the perfect place to lounge and have a cocktail or two. It is where you can entertain or relax. What makes a cocktail pool different then a typical pool? A cocktail pool is typically smaller then a standard play pool.  The size would be up to 60 perimeter or approximately 20ft x 10ft with a 3ft to 5ft depth .  Cocktail pools can also be easily turned into a “spool” or large spa by adding therapeutic jets and a heater package.  They are much more energy efficient to heat then a play pool.  These pools are perfect for smaller yards, active adults, or anyone who wants the benefits of a cool dip in the summer and relaxing heat for the winter. California Pools can custom design a pool or landscape for a yard of any size. There are numerous design options available for our cocktail pools with complete packages starting at$19,500.  Please call 480-498-2205 for details.

Cocktail Pool w/ optional raised wall & water feature

Music sets the mood for a party and pool parties are no different!  As we get closer to Memorial Weekend we know that many of you will find yourselves with friends and family in your backyards celebrating the three day weekend.   Three of the men in our office are passionate about music so we’ve asked them to create a ten song pool party playlist to get you started!  You may have met Darren Tamburrelli, Monte Rollins or Jeremy Smith during your building process and now we are asking you to cast your vote to determine who has the best song lineup for Memorial weekend.  We’ve also included a facebook fan playlist featuring a randomly selected group of songs nominated by all of our facebook fans – thank you to all who submitted a selection!  Check out the lists below and let us know who’s list you want to listen to while you lounge by your pool…

Summer Time Fun List by Darren Tamburrelli

Summer Pool Party Songs by Monte Rollins

Funky Cold Medina Playlist by Jeremy Smith

Summer Pool Party Songs By Facebook Fans


Pool with landsacpe

California Pools’ landscape division, California Outdoor Living, launched this week.  California Pools can now offer clients a total backyard solution from paver decks to tiff lawns – we offer it all!  Please contact our office at 480.345.0005 for more details.  Current California Pool customers will receive discounts on all landscape packages  purchased until June 1st!

You may remember last fall when we had our annual California Pools food drive benefiting F.O.R. Maricopa?  Our employees, subcontractors and customers emptied their pantries and their wallets – it was amazing!  We were able to collect more than 2 ½ tons of food and 45 turkeys for the foodbank which services Maricopa and the surrounding communities.  Lisa Rollins, one of our employees, became so involved with the foodbank after running the food drive for the past few years, that she now volunteers there weekly!  She works behind the scenes to help the foodbank function and they were able to feed 26,000 people in 2009.  So, when my friend and I wanted to teach our kids about giving, and heard of the “Great American Bake Sale” we wanted to raise money for F.O.R. Maricopa, an organization we have great respect for.   So many of our customers participated in the food drive in November that we thought we would let you know that we are at it again!  The Great American Bake Sale is an old-fashioned American bake sale and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the foodbank.  We will be baking with the kids but also would love donated treats if there are any bakers out there! The bake sale is going to be Sunday, April 18th from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the park in the Gallery subdivision of Fulton Ranch which is located at Fulton Ranch Blvd and Coconino in Chandler.     If you would like to donate any baked goods, they can be dropped off at California Pools & Spas office at Alma School and the 60 Freeway on Friday, April 16th, or shoot me an email at if you live in south Chandler and I could come pick it up on Saturday, April 17th.  If you’re not a baker but have a sweet tooth instead, come by and see us in the big park in the Gallery subdivision at Fulton Ranch (under the ramada).  We would love to see you there!

With home prices stabilizing and even increasing in some areas, have allowed new finance programs to become available. There are more resources for home improvement financing then there were just 24 months ago.  People who purchased foreclosed or short sale homes are now able to tap into the equity in their home to finance a swimming pool purchase.

California Pools is excited to announce NEW secured pool loan programs are now available:

  • Secured home equity lines with 10 and 15 year repayment terms. 
  • Will loan up to 100% of your home’s value with no limits on how long you’ve owned the home.
  • Loan amounts up to $35,000 with 100% loan to value
  • Loan amounts up to $50,000 with  95% loan to value
  • No fees or prepayment penalty with rates starting at 7.99%. 

California Pools can also offer unsecured loan programs:

  • Home Improvement credit card up to $25,000 with 12 months interest free!
  •  Unsecured personal credit line up to $50,000 with no prepayment penalty and rates starting at 5.25% for well qualified buyers. Lender will use cash reserves or assets (401K, CD, investments) as collateral.

Further proof of an improving economy is the increase in sales of swimming pools. California Pool has just experienced a record sales month.  With labor costs at an all time low and material cost dropping, it has never been a better time to buy a pool. 

If you are interested in pool financing or would like to schedule a design consultation, please contact California Pools at 480-498-2205 or .

Travertine pool

Pool with travertine deck

Pool with deco wall

Pool with deco wall

As in typical California Pool fashion, we just can’t have a plane jane pool package sale.  California Pools is currently offering a beautiful but economical pool package that will look great in any yard!   The pool featured in this blog starts at $18,500! That includes all travertine pool deck, stonework, and decorative wall with planter pots.  Prices valid until April 1st so give us a call today! If you would like a free in home estimate please contact us at 480-498-2205 or email

Grand Opening Celebration
Queen Creek, Here We Come!

Arizona’s ultimate backyard builder is expanding! California Pools & Landscape is coming to Queen Creek – come see what all the hype is about! With over 32 years in business, our team has the experience and expertise to make your backyard dreams come true.

We’re so excited, that we’re throwing a month-long sales event with exclusive specials to celebrate the opening of our new Queen Creek Design Center! In-person and video consultations are available. We are honored to be a part of the beautiful Queen Creek community and look forward to growing together. There has never been a better time to get your yard staycation ready!

Already have a California Pools & Landscape backyard but know someone who needs one… perhaps in Queen Creek? Our referral program gives $250 for the first referral and $500 for each subsequent referral after that. Call us for more info.