California Pools & Landscape is Arizona’s ultimate backyard builder! More than just pools, our award-winning designers create a master plan for your outdoor living space. We consider every option to maximize a backyard’s full potential, creating yards with cohesion and synergy in every element. From pools and decking to landscaping, outdoor kitchens, fire and water features, we are licensed by the ROC to build every aspect of your project! Consult with our world-class designers today and request a free estimate on your family’s backyard dream. At California Pools & Landscape, we bring ease to the building process and give our clients one point of contact for everything under the sun.

Imagine the Possibilities

Explore your backyard’s potential with our acclaimed designers and customized 3-D renderings. Our state-of-the-art design centers, located in Chandler and Scottsdale, are the perfect venue to gather inspiration for dazzling pools, Baja shelves, infinity or zero edges, submerged seating, and floating cocktail islands. We offer the most innovative energy-efficient lighting and pool cleaning technology, including new UV systems that use ultraviolet light to reduce chemical levels and make pools easier to maintain. From outdoor kitchens to covered conversation areas and spas—the possibilities are limitless. Stop into one of our design centers and find everything you need to create the perfect year-round outdoor oasis!

Financing Your Backyard Sanctuary

Whether you are planning a complete backyard resort or a simple pool remodel, California Pools & Landscape is your one-stop shop. Our expert financing team is on hand to help you turn your backyard vision into reality with great deals and options for every budget. Our team prides themselves on walking you through every step of the process—from start to swimming!

Our Legacy

When you partner with California Pools & Landscape, you’re joining a family-owned and operated company with a 30-year legacy of excellence. We’ve got the experience and expertise to make your vision a reality—and to make it fun! Our commitment to client satisfaction and sterling service has been recognized with a BBB Ethic’s Award, and we pride ourselves on our unmatched reputation throughout Arizona.

We Build More than Pools

For three decades California Pools & Landscape has turned backyards into sanctuaries. We create spaces for swimming and relaxing, for good times with family and friends. We put our hearts into our work because we know the true value of a pool—an investment in your family, your home, and ultimately your quality of life. At California Pools & Landscape, we build more than pools. We build memories. We are here to help you enjoy Arizona year round—with a luxurious personal oasis, right on your doorstep!

Bring your ultimate backyard dream to life!

Contact us at 480-756-7045 / info@calpool.com

California Pools & Landscape has a 30-year legacy of building award-winning backyards and providing sterling service to our clients throughout the valley! Family-owned and operated, we were founded on the belief that pool building should be a great experience. Our devotion to helping people create the outdoor space of their dreams has driven our growth from a small pool company to Arizona’s premier outdoor living builder. In our years of business, we’ve built over 30,000 pools and had zero ROC complaints! This unwavering commitment to client satisfaction has made us the only pool company to be recognized with the BBB’s coveted Ethics Award. Our track record building world-class backyards has earned us our unmatched reputation!

How We Began

California Pools was founded on the ideal of making pool building a better experience for people. We were motivated by a sincere desire to create great relationships and to make a difference in the lives of the people we build pools for. We are a family-run business in the truest sense: the original California Pools began as a little computer hutch in a kitchen, run by husband and wife team Mike and Joan Smith. Even though our business has expanded to multiple locations, it is still a family business at heart.

As we grew over the years, we heard our clients say that they wanted us to be involved in their entire backyards and build more than just pools. We listened and we expanded! We are licensed by the ROC to build every aspect of your backyard: gazebos, outdoor kitchens, sunken bars, ramadas, bathhouses, and more. This growth has turned us into the most trusted outdoor living company in the valley, and we have our customers to thank.

Our Beliefs

Although we have grown, the values of our business remain consistent. At the heart of our company’s ethos is a simple desire to be of service. Commitment to this vision informs each interaction with our clients here at California Pools & Landscape. If you buy a pool or not, we know your interaction with us will a positive one.

We know we are building more than just backyards for our customers. We are creating spaces where they can grow their families and make memories for years to come.

“The vision we set out with, and the heart that we put into this business isn’t a bit different today than it was when we started—there’s just a bit more of it.”

–Mike Smith, co-founder and Vice President 

We have you, our clients, to thank for our tremendous growth and continued success! Here’s to the next 30 years!

Consult with our world-class designers and receive a free estimate on your family’s backyard dream. Visit us at calpool.com or stop into one of our state of the art design centers located in Chandler and Scottsdale.

At California Pools & Landscape, we believe that culture matters. Our business was built on the conviction that we are building more than backyard living spaces for our customers. We are creating spaces where they can grow their families and make memories for years to come.

At the heart of our company’s ethos is a simple desire to be of service. Commitment to this vision informs each interaction with our clients here at California Pools & Landscape. If you buy a pool or not, we know your interaction with us will a positive one.

“We set out, 30 years ago, to just be of the absolute best service to everyone we met. It didn’t ultimately matter if you bought a pool from us. We were just happy to that you called and let us be helpful to you. We’ve kept true to that vision. We are a service culture at California Pools & Landscape. It would be a boring day at work to just come and collect a paycheck. We are here for a nobler vision—how we can be of the greatest service to our clients and our teammates.”

–Mike Smith, Founder and Vice President 

The atmosphere at California Pools & Landscape is permeated by our values

Integrity, teamwork and craftsmanship. Every member of our team is invested in each aspect of a project. We work together closely with a shared goal of bringing people’s backyard visions to life and making it fun! Knowing we are working as a team to turn houses into homes gives us a feeling of true satisfaction.

“I like working for California Pools & Landscape because it is such a great atmosphere. Everybody cares about you, everybody cares about the customer. We all end up feeling really good at the end of the day about what we are doing for the families we serve”

– Cammy Dreher, Senior Manager Processing

“My favorite part about being an owner is working with the employees. It is so important to me that they have a place where they can come to work and feel like they are making a difference. We know we build projects, we know we build pools and we change people’s backyards, but we want to make the process for the homeowner really fun and we want to give them a place to hang out with their friends and family and to make memories with people who are important to them. And we want our employees to feel part of that and it is really important to us that they see the bigger picture.”

– Joan Smith, Owner and Co-Founder

Knowing that each member of the team at California Pools & Landscape sees the big picture in what we do is a key part of our business. They see that we are building more than just pools. We love watching them develop personal relationships with clients that often endure long beyond the building process. We empower them with the resources they need to go the distance to serve our customers at every turn.

“I get to have an opportunity to have such a tremendous impact on every client’s life not only during the process of design and getting to know them through the construction process, but also long after the fact.”

–Jeremy Smith, Owner and President

Ultimately, California Pools & Landscape has grown into the tremendous success it is because of each and every employee’s contribution to our culture of excellence.

“It really is a great place to work for many reasons. Most important are the people we are surrounded by at this company. There are good people all throughout California Pools & Landscape.”

– Darren Tamburrelli, Senior Manager

 

Our award-winning designers are experts at bringing our clients’ visions to life.We take immense pride in our master plan approach, which enables us to truly envision a space in its entirety. We look beyond just the pool and consider every option to maximize a backyard’s full potential. This comprehensive approach enables us to create outdoor living spaces with cohesion and synergy in every element. From pools and decking to landscaping, outdoor kitchens, fire and water features, we are licensed by the ROC to build every aspect of your yard!

Client-Centered Design

We are a design-driven company, and our team is given the freedom to work creatively with a client, letting inspiration guide the process. We know that when you free creative designers from constraints, the results speak for themselves.

Our design team’s expertise lies in being able to understand a client’s vision and bring it to life in the most impressive way possible. We take the time to dive into each project and truly get to know our clients. This helps us understand what drives their excitement about their project, which in turn gives us cues as to what direction to move into design-wise.

We listen to our clients diligently and champion their ideas with products and design concepts. From pools with fluid lines and organic, whimsical shapes, to straight lines and crisp, modern approaches—we translate ideas into plans. From retro elements, classical Spanish colonial or Tuscan styles, we bring elegance, skill and craftsmanship to the most diverse of projects.

Understanding Your Options

A core responsibility of our design team is to help each client understand the costs potentially involved in their project. As we dive into their hopes and wishes for their outdoor space, we give them a broad range of options, with a focus on creating a space that is reflective of their personality and family culture. We thoroughly explain the various factors that can influence prices, and find the perfect design at the right cost. The architecture involved plus components like fire, LED lighting, ramadas, water features and landscaping can turn simple backyard swimming spots into luxurious backyard resorts. The range is wide, and ultimately our job is to make sure your pool reflects your taste, needs and lifestyle.

More Than Just Pools

Ultimately, our design team works to turn backyards into custom-designed sanctuaries. We know pools are about more than swimming. A pool offers a space to connect. To play. To take a break. It is a place for family culture and to laugh with friends. Memories are made around the pool!

 

California Pools & Landscape offers financing options to make your dream backyard affordable. Every client starts with both a vision and a budget, and our job is to meld those together to create the perfect pool at the right price. We carefully consider logistics involved in each project to make sure we maximize value and resources throughout the building process.

There are many financing options available for your pool, from new lines of credit, to second mortgages and bundling your project’s cost into your initial mortgage. Read more below for inspiration!

What do creditors look for in applications?

Most creditors look for a solid credit rating. They want to see a history of bills paid in a timely way, and that the debt to income ratio is in a good range. Creditors also look for customers who have a solid history of maintaining good credit practices.

Clients with some negative items in their credit histories can also secure financing! If these events, such as a foreclosure or short sale, were over four years ago, the lender will often still accept the application. Creditors will look for how the credit was rebuilt over time.

What are the average interest rates on a pool loan?

Average interest rates on a pool loan are generally in the low 6-7 percent range. Interest rates are determined by credit score and how much equity is in the home. If you do not yet have equity in your home, there are other options. This typically includes unsecured loans and those rates are determined by your credit rating. These can get as low as 3 percent upwards to 10 percent, depending on terms and credit score.

What Are the Three Main Ways to Finance a Pool?

One: Include the pool contract into your first mortgage. There are many rules and regulations regarding this and we here at California Pools & Landscape help you navigate the whole process.

Two: After-market financing: when you own the home, you’ve closed on the home and you want to finance afterwards—these are typically home equity lines of credit, second mortgages, or home equity loans.

Three: Unsecured lines of credit: these loans have nothing to do with your home but are rather based on your credit profile and credit worthiness. Also known as personal lines of credit.

Ready to bring the dream to life?

Our financing experts are here to walk you through the process and answer your questions. We are here to help you find the very best way to turn your backyard into a sanctuary.

Fill out an application on our website at calpool.com/funding. The process is simple and only takes about 10 minutes. Although the whole loan process can take around 2-3 weeks, we use that time wisely by getting the ball rolling and securing permits, so no time is wasted in bringing your backyard vision to life!

 

 

Considering how to finance your backyard vision? Mortgage financing is a popular and economical way to pay for your pool. Read on and let us guide you through this cost-effective route to your dream backyard!

How Mortgage Financing Works

Once you decide you want to buy a pool and would like to include it in your mortgage, our first step will be reaching out to your lender. Each lender has varying requirements and regulations, and we will take the lead on communicating with the lender to fulfill these requirements.

Lenders realize that it is critical to have a stable pool company building your pool. They want to ensure you have a company that is going to get the job done well and on time. To this end, lenders often have requirements such as proof of the pool company’s licensing. Our in-house team of financing experts is here to submit everything needed to get you on your way to swimming!

Costs Involved

The cost of bundling the pool into a mortgage will vary based on the type of mortgage you have. Influential factors include the length of your mortgage (such as a 15 year or 30 year) and the interest rate on your loan. As each lender is different, we suggest clients contact them as soon as possible in order to make the process smoother.

How We Can Help

We let lenders know that we are able to wait for payment until the project’s completion, if that is required. This is important—many other builders are unable to offer this service, and it can be critical to a financing arrangement. In addition, some lenders require that we put forward additional funds to ensure we finish your project. California Pools & Landscape is able to offer 50% of the contract price, at no cost to you.

Closing the Deal

As you approach your closing date, we will be working closely with your lender to make sure that the project is paid for in the most seamless way possible. We liaise with your lender to make sure that all paperwork is in order, that we have fulfilled all of their requirements, and that we can get your project built in the time they require.

Normally, when someone closes on a home, the funds are released to a homebuilder. But when there is a pool involved, the lender is able to hold back the pool funds. This process involves a document known as a holdback agreement, which outlines the specifics. We then move to sign the paperwork immediately and pass along to your builder promptly, so there are no delays that could impact your closing.

We are here to guide our customers through every step of the financing process, ensuring that it is as smooth and clear as possible. Our team is your best resource, and here to help make your dream backyard a reality!

 

 

 

How We Began

California Pools & Landscape was founded on the principle of making pool building a better experience for people. We were motivated by a sincere desire to create different kinds of relationships and to make a difference in the lives of the people we build pools for.

“I arrived at a point in my career with pools where I was clear that customers, vendors, and subcontractors needed to have a different kind of relationship. The relationships I saw throughout the industry were largely adversarial and unpleasant. So one day, I came home and said to my wife “I’m going take a cut in pay, and we’ll probably build 8 or 10 pools a year, but we are going have a good time doing it. I’m going make a difference for the people I get to build for.”

–Mike Smith, Founder, and Vice President

We are a family-run business in the truest sense: the original California Pools began as a little computer hutch in a kitchen, run by husband and wife team Mike and Joan Smith. It grew to a few desks in the living room and the tile selection board in the garage. Even though our business has grown larger with multiple locations, it is still a family business at heart.

As we brought employees on board, the philosophy held — we saw that you could build relationships based on respect and honor between employees, customers, and subcontractors, and that philosophy could take your company far.

Mike and Joan eventually retired in 2001 and put the business in the capable hands of their son Jeremy and his wife Stephanie, who had worked at California Pools since junior high school.

Learning From You

When there was a dip in the economy we had an opportunity to go out and start talking to our clients more directly to learn what they really wanted from us. It was an eye opening experience! We heard from you that you loved the services we offered, and you considered us a leader in our industry. We found out you wanted us to be involved in your entire backyard and do more than just pools.

We heard you and began to expand: gazebos, outdoor kitchens, sunken bars, ramadas, bathhouses, and more. That has led us to be the premier outdoor living company in the valley, and we have you, our customers, to thank.

As we grew from a pool builder to a total outdoor living company, we saw the need to recruit more help —

“So I went to my dad, who was retired, and he took the job! It was an awesome opportunity for both of us.

– Jeremy Smith, Owner, and President

“His vision of where the company could go was so exciting to me that I just jumped back in with both feet.”

– Mike Smith

These days at California Pools & Landscape, the friendships and relationships we have with our employees, customers, vendors, and trade partners still carry that feeling of friends talking around the kitchen table.

“California Pools is such a part of my life in every way. It’s a part of my family’s life, and who we are. And it really hasn’t changed. I’ve got children, grandchildren, in-laws and really close friends that are participating and really active in the business. The vision we set out with, and the heart that we put into this business isn’t a bit different today than it was when we started—there’s just a bit more of it.”

–Mike Smith

 

At California Pools & Landscape, we take immense pride in our approach to customer service. Service is at the very heart of our business and we go to great lengths to make pool-building fun. Our commitment to building relationships is as strong as our commitment to building beautiful backyards! We’ve been awarded the Better Business Bureau’s Ethics Award, and in 30 years of business have not had a single complaint. We know that we go the distance for our customers—but let them tell you about it:

“California Pools goes above and beyond with customer service—they were amazing.”

We work to simplify the pool building process, making it as smooth and seamless as possible. Our aim is to make the process as fun and pleasant as the pool itself will be!

“The customer service was just perfect, from the selection process to the lending process, they did everything for us and it was just so simple—I cold not be happier and could not recommend California Pools more”

“The great customer service at California Pools & Landscape was more than I expected. They were always responsive, professional, and on time. It was like a one-stop shop”

“The folks at California Pools were incredibly accommodating…. the pool, the entire landscaping…the work they did was just incredible…”

At California Pools & Landscape, our service doesn’t end when the building does. We value your trust in us and your continued happiness with your pool:

“California Pools came and fixed a few things that really weren’t their responsibility. It really meant a lot to me that they would come and eat the cost of that, just to make it right for us.” 

We know that we build more than pools—

We build spaces for making memories

and connecting with each other.

“I purchased a pool for my kids and I have not regretted that decision since. The TV misses my kids, which is a miracle in this day and age! We know that every weekend we have somewhere to go—our pool and our beautifully landscaped yard. My kids can run around the grass and play with their water guns and we just really come together as a family and enjoy that precious time.”

“Our pool and yard really exceeded our wildest dreams. We come out here during the day; we come out here in the evening and really cannot believe what we are looking at. It is unimaginably beautiful.”

When you combine our customer service track record, our award-winning designers and our commitment to quality craftsmanship, it is no surprise that we are the valley’s premier outdoor living company!

“There is no other company in the valley that can even come close to the job that California Pools did, so most certainly I would recommend them.”

California Pools & Landscape is your ultimate dream backyard builder! With our 30-year legacy of craftsmanship, quality, and customer service, we have the experience to bring your backyard vision to life. Our commitment to client satisfaction and sterling service have been recognized with the coveted BBB Ethics Award, and we pride ourselves on our unmatched reputation. In our time in business, we’ve built over 30,000 pools and had zero ROC complaints! From pools and spas to landscaping, decking, fire and water features, we are licensed to build every aspect of your yard. Our award-winning design team and nationally recognized service have made us Arizona’s premier pool builder!

At California Pools & Landscape, we believe pools are about much more than swimming. A pool is an investment in your family’s lifestyle. It offers a space to connect. To play. To take a break. It is a place for family culture and to laugh with friends. Memories are made around the pool.

We believe in bringing the good times home. After all, where are you more relaxed than in your own space? A backyard pool brings effortless entertainment to your doorstep. With elements like full outdoor kitchens, landscaping and shade structures, you can create a year-round extension of your home for elegant entertaining or family fun. We love fire features and hot tubs for winter, and shade structures and swimming for summer! Having a custom-made sanctuary at your doorstep gives you more time for connecting together, in a space uniquely your own.

We put our hearts into our work because we know the true value of a pool—an investment in your family, your home, and ultimately your quality of life.

At California Pools & Landscape, we build more than pools. We build memories.

Come visit one of our design centers in Chandler or Scottsdale and let us help you create the outdoor haven you’ve envisioned. We offer free estimates and our financing experts are here to help you make your backyard vision a reality.

 

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