What Size Pool Is Right For Me?

You’re ready to build a pool in your backyard, but aren’t sure what size of pool you want. This is a big decision to make and it can be overwhelming to consider all of the options that are available. The last thing you want to do is make a bad decision and be stuck with a pool that you aren’t happy with in your backyard.

There are a variety of pools that you can choose from, all built for different activities and in different sizes. Every home and backyard presents its own unique environment and space that is available. When it comes to the size of your pool, you need to choose what works best for your backyard, lifestyle and budget. While that sounds great, it also probably leaves you saying something like “How do I know what size and style of pool is right for me?”

You might not be familiar with the style of pool that you want in your backyard, but we are here to help!

At California Pools & Landscape, we’ve been building pools of all shapes and sizes for more than 33 years. As a custom pool builder in Arizona, we’ve created inground shotcrete pools of all sizes for customers throughout the state. Whether you’re looking for a pool to relax, entertain, or to swim laps in, we can build the right pool for your backyard.

In this article we will list the most popular sizes of pools that we build and who they are a good fit for. You will also be able to view photo galleries to help see the differences between each type of pool.

By the end of this article you will have a better idea of what differences there are between styles of pools and what pool size is right for you.

Spool Pool

A Spool, or small pool, is just as it sounds; a small pool with spa-like features. You can tailor your spool to be a large spa by adding a heater, jets and benches. If you prefer the feel of a small pool, you could add in a baja shelf for a nice place to relax.

Spools are utilized in backyards that aren’t able to accommodate a standard pool or for those seeking a smaller aquatic feature. A spool is typically 20ft to 22.5ft long and 10ft wide, but those dimensions are customizable depending on what space restrictions exist in your yard.

Spools can provide the benefit of year round usage, serving as a pool during the hot Arizona summers and a large spa in the winter. Design options are endless whether you’re looking for an area to relax or entertain. You can also build your spool to maintain your fitness goals at home, by building in a jet to create a current to swim against.

Who is a spool pool right for?

A spool is a good fit for homeowners with a small backyard or those looking for a smaller pool to enjoy. Beyond that they are viable in a yard of any size for those on a smaller budget or for a small family.

A spool will create the smallest footprint in the backyard environment, leaving other areas available for entertainment or activity. Because of it’s smaller size it is easier to maintain and requires less electricity, water and chemicals.

Cocktail Pool

A cocktail is similar to a spool as it is smaller in size. It is not designed for swimming, but for entertaining and creating an environment to cool off while enjoying a cocktail. Typically cocktail pools are a plunge style pool that are 3ft to 5ft deep and offer a great option to escape the heat. They are much smaller than a standard pool, typically 24ft long x 12ft wide.

Who is a cocktail pool right for?

A cocktail pool is a great fit for homeowners that are looking to downsize their pool or create a smaller water feature in their backyard. If you have a smaller backyard or restrictions with available space, a cocktail pool is a good fit. Design options are endless and there are several customizations available to make a cocktail pool the star of your backyard.

Play Pool (Standard Pool)

A standard inground swimming pool or play pool is a 75ft perimeter pool, which means it is 75 feet around the pools edge. While all of our pools are custom built, a play pool is typically a rectangular pool that is 28ft long x 14ft wide, or a freeform design. One popular geometric configuration has a depth that typically starts at 3ft in the shallow end, goes down to 5ft in the middle and then back up to 4ft. Another common configuration starts at 3ft in the shallow end and goes down to 5ft in the deep end.

Pools with these dimensions are great for playing aquatic sports like volleyball and basketball. Baja or Sun shelves are also a popular option added to these pools to create an atmosphere for play and recreation.

This is the most popular size of swimming pool as it fits in most backyards and offers an environment for multiple activities. Here at California Pools & Landscape a standard pool would also include 350sf of decking, which adds additional areas for activity, relaxation and entertaining.

Who is a play pool right for?

A play pool is a good fit for those seeking the ability to both play & relax while having a more conservative budget to spend on a pool. Watersports like pool volleyball, basketball or swimming are all possible in a play pool. One would also need a backyard space to accommodate at least a 12.5ft x 25ft pool size while still meeting city pool building requirements for setbacks.

Diving Pool

A diving pool has a deep end on one side, that typically is 8.5ft to 10ft in depth on its deep end, providing the option to dive in or practice your best cannonball. A diving pool is larger than a play pool in depth and overall dimensions to provide a safe diving environment. Often diving pools feature a diving board, jump rock, or waterslide for a stylish entrance into the deep end.

Who is a diving pool right for?

A diving pool is a good fit for families or customers looking to enjoy diving and jumping into their pool for aquatic activity. This style of pool can also be a fit for water sports like pool volleyball or basketball, but only on the shallower side. If you want to accommodate both driving and water sports a good design is essential because the pool will slope down towards the deep end, which leaves less shallow area to play sports in.

Having a medium to large sized yard will be necessary to fit a diving pool.

Lap Pool

A lap pool is just as it sounds, a pool designed to swim laps in. These are typically long pools, 35ft – 40ft on average, even up to 75ft in length, and have a narrow width. All dimensions are customizable if you’re looking to utilize the available area in your outdoor environment. If you have a year round fitness goal, keep in mind you will want to add a heating element to the pool to handle the Arizona winter.

Who is a lap pool right for?

A lap pool is typically best for those looking to workout or utilize their pool for fitness. A lap pool can still double as an area to entertain or relax after your workout. A lap pool is a good fit for people with narrow backyards or shallow yards that are looking to maximize the pool space. They can also be the focal point of a larger backyard.

Type of PoolTypical GallonsTypical Pool Dimensions
(length x width)
Typical DepthTypical Use
Spool6,000
To
6,800
20’ x 10’
To
22’-6” x 10’
3’ - 5’Large Spa/Small Pool
Cocktail Pool8,000
To
10,000
23’ x 12’
To
26’ x 13’
3’ - 5’Small Pool
Recreation
Standard Pool12,000
To
13,500
28’ x 14’
To
30’ x 15’
3’ - 5’Play Pool -
Swimming & Aquatic Sports
Diving Pool23,000
To
28,000
35’ x 16’
To
38’ x 18’
3’-6” - 5’- 8’-6”Swimming & Diving
Lap Pool16,000
To
20,000
36’ x 14’
To
40’ x 16’
3’-6” - 5’- 4’Swimming Laps

What size pool is right for you?

The pools that we listed in this article are the most popular styles of pool builds and listed with their own typical sizes. Design options are truly endless when you choose the style of pool that is right for the size of your backyard and budget.

After considering the aspects of your home and the activity that you’d like to do in your pool, the right pool style should be an easy choice for you to make.

Once you know the style of pool that you want, you can move forward with design elements like choosing your shape or building materials. If you’re looking for design inspirations, visit our learning center for our Pool Design Ideas Series.

If you’re ready to move forward with a pool style for your yard, schedule an appointment with one of our talented designers to get your dream pool started today!

Filter Categories
All
Construction
Design
Experience
Funding
Maintenance
Meet CPL
Pricing
Products
Projects
Trending
Videos
  • How Much Does a Standard Pool Cost in Arizona?
    How much does a pool cost? Well, how much does a pig weigh? As one of the top pool builders in Arizona, we receive this question A LOT. In fact,...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Scottsdale Sanctuary
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Point Of View – Sedella Spa & Sport
    At California Pools & Landscape we strive to create the ultimate backyard for our customers. Every customer is different, and we take great pride in fulfilling unique needs for...
  • Fastest Pool Build vs Quality Pool Build: Is Quality Worth the Wait?
    So you’re ready to have a pool built in your backyard and found out that the process will take longer than you had hoped. Just like many industries this...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Chandler Contemporary
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • A Sweet Surprise on the West Side!
    The West Side keeps growing, and so do we! We are thrilled to announce the opening of California Pools & Landscape’s fourth location in Surprise! Our new, full-service design...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Grecian Gem In Mesa
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Freeform In Phoenix
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Modern Marvel In Scottsdale
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • What Size Pool Is Right For Me?
    You’re ready to build a pool in your backyard, but aren’t sure what size of pool you want. This is a big decision to make and it can be...
  • Small Backyard Pool Design Ideas: Phoenix Spool
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Point Of View – Modern Classic Style In Sedella
    At California Pools & Landscape we strive to create the ultimate backyard for our customers. Every customer is different, and we take great pride in fulfilling unique needs for...
  • Small Backyard Pool Design Ideas: Queen Creek Ace
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Modern Geometric Art In Cave Creek
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Paradise Valley Retro Resort
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • How To Choose The Best Waterline Tile For Your Pool
    Waterline tile on a pool is most likely something that you haven’t had to ever think about before. It’s such a small detail but since this is your pool,...
  • Building A Pool During a Pandemic? What You Need to Know.
    The entire world has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We’ve all gone to the store and found products out of stock, back ordered or they may look and...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Phoenician Grecian
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Point Of View – Pyramid Peak Pool
    Designing a custom pool and backyard is a unique and fun process. At California Pools & Landscape we strive to create the ultimate backyard environment for our customers. Every...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Freeform Tuscan Villa
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Freeform Tiered Treasure
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Pool Design Ideas: Modern Geometric Pool Design In Cave Creek
    Our Pool Design Ideas series was created to help spark ideas of what might be a good fit for you in your backyard. When you’re starting the process of...
  • Geometric vs Freeform Pool - What Pool Shape is Best For You?
    So you’ve decided that you want to have a pool built in your backyard, but aren’t sure what sort of shape you’d like the pool to have? This is...
  • Backyard Biography - The Multops
    Every backyard has a story and this story chronicles how Phil & Melanie Multop created their dream outdoor living environment with the help of California Pools & Landscape. The Multops...
  • Pool Barrier Requirements: Arizona City By City Guide
    Are you entertaining building a pool or maybe just purchased one and looking to learn about the required barrier codes? This article will explain the safety barrier requirements for...
  • Arizona Pool Industry Update: Why You Should Build Now to Swim Next Summer
    2020 has been one for the record books! The challenges of this year have impacted people around the globe. We have felt that impact especially in our state, cities,...
  • The Top 9 Pool Builders In Arizona In 2021 (Ratings & Reviews)
    Pools and the Arizona heat are a match made in heaven. Many people who live here will tell you that pools are the only thing that makes the long...
  • Pool Science with Steve - Sanitation
    Welcome to our first installment of Pool Science with Steve! In this video series, our expert Project Manager Steve Reichmuth dives into everything you need to know to keep...
  • Pool Cleaning Systems
    Welcome to Pool Science 101! In this installment of Pool Science with Steve, our pro project manager Steve Reichmuth covers everything you need to know about pool cleaning systems. Pool...
  • Pool Filtration Systems
    Keeping your pool sparkling might seem like a big task! We are here to make it easy, and break down everything you need to know to make sure your...
  • Pool Circulation Systems
    Once you've built your dream pool, maintenance is everything. Get ready to dive into pool circulation 101 with our pro project manager Steve Reichmuth! Pumps are the heartbeat of pools...
  • Scottsdale pools
    Case Study: Lush Backyard
    At California Pools & Landscape, we are in the business of building backyards that truly wow. They have that special something – jaw-dropping design, attention to detail, and the...
  • Pool Point Of View - Paradise In PV
    Pool Point Of View – Paradise In PV
    Designing a custom pool and backyard is a unique and fun process. At California Pools & Landscape we strive to create the ultimate backyard environment for our customers. Every...
  • Are You Ready To Schedule Your Pool Appointment
    Are You Ready To Schedule Your Pool Appointment?
    So you’re ready to put your dream pool in your backyard and schedule your first appointment with a pool builder. Are you wondering what you’re going to need for...
  • Desert Pool Under Mountain
    3 Things That Your First Pool Appointment Should Always Include
    So you’re ready to put your dream pool in your backyard and schedule your first appointment with a pool builder. Are you wondering what you’re going to need for...
  • How To Establish A Budget For Your Pool & Backyard Project
    How To Establish A Budget For Your Pool & Backyard Project
    Are you ready to start your pool & backyard project, but when it comes to determining your budget, you’re a bit lost? Tackling a backyard project can seem intimidating...
  • How To Choose The Right Pool Company In Arizona
    How To Choose The Right Pool Company In Arizona
    You’re ready to build a pool in your backyard, but don’t know how to choose the pool company that’s right for you. There are a lot of pool companies...
  • Pool Point Of View - Desert Oasis 
    Pool Point Of View – Desert Oasis 
    At California Pools & Landscape we strive to create the ultimate backyard for our customers. Every customer is different, and we take great pride in fulfilling unique needs for...
  • How Long Does It Take To Remodel A Pool
    How Long Does It Take To Remodel A Pool?
    Are you thinking of remodeling your pool, but aren’t sure where to start? It can be daunting to think about the remodel process, but we are here to help! California...
  • The Outdoor Living Experience
    The Outdoor Living Experience
    Our designers at California Pools & Landscape are true pros. They have garnered the experience over the years to truly see a backyard in its entirety, anticipate challenges, and...
  • Preparing Your Pool For Monsoon Season In Arizona
    Preparing Your Pool For Monsoon Season in Arizona
    In Arizona we know that July brings two things: excessive heat and monsoon storms. Monsoons can include high winds and heavy rainfall along with thunder and lightning. They can...
  • 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 33 years in...
  • Backyard Biography The McDermotts
    Backyard Biography: The McDermotts
    Welcome to the story of how the McDermott family found backyard bliss! They worked together with our expert team to co-create a perfect backyard sanctuary to unwind in. Their...
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Pool Financing
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Pool Financing
    Our Finance Team is here to help guide you through the loan application process. We will answer all your questions about pool loans so that you can decide if...
  • How Much Does A Pool Cost?
    Here at California Pools & Landscape, the first question we always get from clients planning a project is: “How Much?” Although it is probably frustrating for pool buyers, the...
  • Pools at $45,000 or Less
    Pools at $45,000 or Less
    Welcome to part 1 of our series on Pool Costs! In this series, we will be attempting to answer the question we receive most from our clients – “just...
  • Pool Examples in the $45,000 - $75,000 Range
    Welcome to Part 2 our series on Pool Costs! In this series, we are attempting to answer the question we receive most from our clients – “exactly how much...
  • Pool Examples in the $75,000 to $125,000 Range
    Welcome to Part 3 in our series on Pool Costs! In this video series, we answer the question we receive most from our clients – “how much does a...
  • Ultimate Backyards from $125,000 and Up
    Ultimate Backyards from $125,000 and Up
    Welcome to Part 4 in our video series! Here we answer the most common question we get from our clients: “How much does a pool cost?” We’ve been exploring...
  • How Long Does It Take To Remodel A Pool?
    How Long Does it Take to Build a Pool?
    Ever since we opened our doors—some 33 years ago—California Pools in Phoenix has been asked two big questions: “How much does a pool cost?” and “How long does it...
  • Your Ultimate Stay-At-Home Summer!
    Your Ultimate Stay-at-Home Summer!
    Summer is not canceled! We have three tips to turn your vacation into a staycation. Tip 1 Online Design Consultations are Available Yes, you can design your next backyard project 100%...
  • 6 Steps to Virtually Design Your Backyard
    6 Steps to Designing Your Ultimate Backyard Online
    Yes, you can design your next backyard project 100% virtually. All you need to know are these six easy steps to virtually design your pool, landscape, or backyard transformation...
  • Modern pool
    Modern Desert Beauty
    This incredible backyard was designed to accentuate the home’s dramatic lines and blend seamlessly into the surrounding desert landscape, all while paying homage to the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright...
  • Cal Pool Dream Book App
    Dream On: The Next Generation Dream Book App is Here!
    Our Dreambook App is your gateway to the backyard of your dreams! Good news: we have recently upgraded the app to make your experience even better. Make sure to...
  • scottsdale swimming pool video cover
    Video Gallery
    You know California Pools as your premier destination for Arizona’s ultimate backyards. But did you know we are about more than just backyards? Here at California Pools & Landscapes,...
  • gilbert swimming pool video cover
    CalPool 365
    With California Pools & Landscape, every season is a great season to spend time in your backyard! From fun in the sun to warming up by the fire, we've...
  • Essential swimming gear
    Five Essentials For a Perfect Summer Swim
    Pool season has arrived! The weather’s hot, the sun is out, and the pool is calling. Whether your own backyard oasis, a vacation resort, or a community pool—having the essentials...
  • mesa swimming pool video cover
    The Joy of the Yard
    This summer, it's all about belly flops, flip-flops, and otter pops! Let Arizona's premier summer lifestyle experts help you beat the heat in the backyard playground of your dreams....
  • custom phoenix swimming pool
    Think You Know Calpool.com? Our Fresh New Website Is Set To Make Waves!
    You said you wanted a more robust experience. You said you like to do consumer research before making big decisions. We heard you! Check out the new calpool.com  3.0...
  • outdoor fireplace and seating area
    Pool Party Perfection
    California Pools & Landscapes works with each client individually to understand their hopes, dreams, and objectives for their ultimate backyard. Our team brought this client’s vision to life and...
  • California Pools & Landscape Pool Builder Background
    Sonoran Desert Haven
    California Pools & Landscape has an impeccable legacy of bringing our client’s backyard dreams to life. We worked to entirely transform this client’s property into a desert sanctuary and...
  • Outside custom swimming pool builder
    Sunken Bar Party Pool
    This backyard has it all and a little something for everyone! This gorgeous outdoor retreat was built for clients who recently had retired to Arizona from San Francisco. They were...
  • custom swimming pool next to lake
    Lakeside Negative Edge
    This lakeside gem was a spectacular example of California Pools & Landscape’s seamless blending of a beautiful natural landscape with a modern backyard oasis. The stunning lake at our...
  • sunset view from modern pool builder
    Desert Gem
    At California Pools & Landscape, we realize that each client is unique and will approach their project in their own way. Our design team can accommodate any level of...
  • ultimate backyard builder video cover
    Your Ultimate Backyard Builder
    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...
  • peoria swimming pool video cover
    The California Pool and Landscape 32 Year Legacy
    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...
  • arizona swimming pool video cover
    The California Pools and Landscape Culture
    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....
  • phoenix swimming pool video cover
    Award Winning Design
    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...
  • funding your backyard dream video cover
    Funding Your Backyard Dream
    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...
  • anthem swimming pool video cover
    Mortgage Financing For Your Pool
    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...
  • cal pools story video cover
    The California Pools and Landscape Story
    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...
  • tempe swimming pool video cover
    What Our Customers Are Saying
    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...
  • queen creek swimming pool video cover
    California Pools and Landscape
    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...
  • Artificial Turf is the New Pool Deck
    Artificial Turf is the New Deck
    For a fresh take on designing your new swimming pool and patio area, consider an artificial turf lawn for the deck instead of traditional materials like pavers or concrete....
  • Swim Up Swimming Pool Bar
    Swim Up Bars and Sunken Structures
    If your family is craving a reprieve from the relentless Arizona sun, consider a shade structure over a swim-up bar They say necessity is the mother of invention, and that...
  • Sea Glass Pebble Interiors
    Sea Glass Pebble Interiors
    From sparkle and durability to colors and value, this interior pool surface is a dream come true Looking for a smooth, durable and sparkly interior surface for your pool and...
  • Pool Light Shows and Themes
    Pool Light Shows and Themes
    Pool lighting can transform your outdoor environment and enhance your family’s pool experience. Customized lighting options allow pool owners to change the mood and highlight water features and architectural...
  • Five Backyard Design Ideas For Fun Under The Sun
    Five Backyard Design Ideas for Fun Under the Sun
    Your backyard should be an enjoyable retreat your entire household can appreciate. However, homeowners with children often choose to redesign the backyard to accommodate the needs of their little...
  • Pool Water Features
    Everything Water Features
    It’s one thing to install a functional swimming pool to help get you through the long, hot summer. It’s another thing entirely to build a true backyard oasis —...
  • Fire Pits and Fire Places
    Fire Pits and Places
    Let’s face it; fire is something we humans have been gathering around for ages. It’s warmth, and bright snaps of flame and loud crackles is what makes it easy...
  • Beautiful aqua new pool build
    Planning the Perfect Outdoor Living Environment
    When the homeowners of this Chandler property contacted California Pools & Landscape, they had a pure grass backyard and a plethora of inspirational pictures to help articulate their vision....
  • 3 water feature modern pool
    Financing your Backyard Dream is Easy
    At California Pools, we know that a pool is an investment — in your home and in your family’s lifestyle. That’s why we offer pool funding options to help...
  • Benefits of Having One Contractor Design & Build the Entire Yard
    Pros to Using One Contractor for Design and Build
    To make your house into a home that you and your family can truly enjoy, you need to make it a comfortable and safe place to be. Although interior...
  • The California Pools & Landscape Experience
    The California Pools and Landscape Experience
    California Pools & Landscape seeks to improve the lives of our clients by building premier outdoor living areas. We believe that the experiences our clients enjoy with family and...
  • outdoor living
    Creating the Good Life
    What’s your idea of the perfect backyard haven? Is it the greatest barbecue and pool party setting ever? Is it a tranquil garden designed for relaxation and the enjoyment...
  • Happy Couple After Pool Financing
    5 Best Sources for Swimming Pool Financing
    If you’re like most homeowners who are interested in installing an in-ground swimming pool, paying cash would be a difficult (if not impossible) proposition. It is quite common for pool owners to finance the cost of building a swimming...
  • 4 Secrets to Your New Pool
    4 Secrets Most Pool Companies Won't Tell You
    Whether you have just begun thinking about a pool installation or you are nearly ready to sign on the dotted line, make sure you check out the following secrets...
  • Get Your New Pool
    Using Your New Pool: What to Ask Your Pool Company
    Whether you’re just seeking information about building a swimming pool or you’re nearly complete with your pool project, there is a critical last step to take before you dive...
  • Amazing custom pool deck
    5 Deck Options Your Pool Company Should Offer
    If you’re in the process of looking for a pool company to build your in-ground swimming pool, no doubt you’ve carefully researched and thought about different construction options for...
  • 10 Questions About Your New Pool
    10 Questions Your Pool Builder Should Ask About Your Lifestyle
    People have different reasons for wanting a pool, and your reason is crucial to ensuring you choose the right options. A savvy pool builder will ask the right questions...
  • Inground Pool Material
    What Type of Inground Swimming Pool Is Best for the Arizona Heat?
    Arizona’s dry heat is one of the many reasons that people enjoy living in this southwestern paradise. However, you need to consider the weather when choosing your landscaping and swimming...
  • Pool Building 101 Learn The Lingo
    Pool Builder 101: Learn the Lingo
    If you’re reading this, then chances are you’re conducting research about installing an in-ground swimming pool. Below is a handy list of basic pool construction terms you are likely...
  • 5 Ultimate Backyard Ideas
    5 Backyard Design Ideas for Families
    Your backyard should be an enjoyable retreat your entire household can appreciate. However, homeowners with children often choose to redesign the backyard to accommodate the needs of their little ones...
  • Your Pool Company Guide
    Your Guide to Hiring a Reputable Pool Company
    Selecting the right pool company to design and build the swimming pool you’ve always wanted is a big decision and probably the most pivotal one you’ll make in the...
  • Hidden Costs of a New Pool Build
    Hidden Costs Your Pool Builder Should Include in Their Quote
    Before moving forward on that beautiful swimming pool you’ve fantasized about installing for ages, it’s imperative to meet with and obtain quotes from several pool builders. Otherwise, you may not...
  • Hire a Professional Pool Builder
    6 Things You Must Decide Before Hiring a Pool Company
    While you may impulsively purchase a new bathing suit or a pair of sunglasses, you likely aren’t going to build a new swimming pool on a whim. It’s a...
  • How Long Do Pool Companies Finance For
    How Long Do Pool Companies Finance For?
    A backyard swimming pool can transform any house into an enjoyable home if chosen correctly. A backyard swimming pool can transform any house into an enjoyable home if chosen correctly....
  • 5 Things to Ask Your Pool Builder About Excavation
    5 Things to Ask Your Pool Builder About Excavation
    When it comes to installing a swimming pool, one of the most important stages happens before construction even begins: excavation. What many people sometimes don’t initially think about is that...
  • Desert landscape and custom pool build
    Go Green: Ask Your Pool Company About These Energy Saving Options
    Nobody wants to think about splashing around in a green pool — ew, algae! But that’s not the kind of green we’re talking about here. Instead, green means eco-friendly...
  • 8 Fun Features Pool Builders Offer
    8 Fun Water Features Pool Builders Offer
    It’s one thing to install a functional swimming pool to help get you through the long, hot summer. It’s another thing entirely to build a true backyard oasis —...
  • benefits of having your pool custom designed
    Backyard Designs: Fire Pit vs Fireplace
    Let’s face it; fire is something we humans have been gathering around for ages. It’s warmth, and bright snaps of flame and loud crackles is what makes it easy...
  • International Torch Award Winner: BBB Interviews Jeremy Smith, California Pools
    Jeremy Smith, President of California Pools, talks about what makes his company worthy of a Better Business Bureau International Torch Award. California Pools & Landscape - Through The Eyes Of The...
  • Phoenix Pool Contractor is a 2014 BBB Business Ethics Award Winner
    The Better Business Bureau of Central, Northern and Western Arizona announced the winners for the 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Wednesday night at its 13th annual dinner celebration.  California...
  • AZ Pool Builder Is a 2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Finalist
    2014 BBB Business Ethics Awards Better Business Bureau (BBB) announces that California Pools & Landscape is one of only 15 Arizona companies selected as a finalist for the 2014 BBB...
  • Amazing Pool & Landscape
    Swimming Pool Builder Gets Best Of Houzz 2014 Award
    Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals Chandler, AZ, February 4, 2014 – California Pools & Landscape, swimming pool builder of Chandler,...
  • Inground Pool Material
    AZ Pool Builder Donates Pool To Conservation Center
    By David Brown.  Mike Smith, founder of California Pools, will be out at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale April 17 to build a pool for its resident...
  • Amazing Pool & Landscape
    The Benefits of Building with California Pools & Landscape
    Click here to learn about why you should build a California Pool:  Benefits-of-California-Pools-Landscape-11252013
  • Queen Creek, Here We Come!
    California Pools & Landscape Opens Largest Pool Design Center in Arizona
    We are pleased to announce the Grand Opening of our new state-of-the-art Arizona pool design center located at 4320 W Chandler Blvd Suite 1 in Chandler 85226 conveniently located...
  • zero edge swimming pool next to lake
    Review of California Pools
    We had a pool built about 2 years ago. The entire process was very smooth from the start. The salesman listened to what we wanted and listened to our...
  • How Much Does a Pool Cost?
    California Pools Not Affected in Drain Recall
    The MDX and SDX safety drains that California Pools installs on all new pools ARE NOT involved with the recent recall. In case you have a pool built by another...
  • California Pools & Landscape featured in House 2 Home Magazine
    California Pools Helps Create Cherished Memories By Tinka Davi, Contributing Writer At the top of my list of New Year’s resolutions is “spend more time with family and friends.” I know...
  • A Spa In Time For The Holidays
    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...
  • arizona dream pool and backyard
    Arizona Dream
    Family Fun Poolside Do you have that “Arizona dream” that includes enjoying sunsets and starlight from your own back yard paradise?  Can you picture yourself barbecuing in a complete outdoor...
  • gilbert pool builder
    House 2 Home Magazine features California Pools
    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...