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Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Posted by dpautz (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 25, 12 at 18:46

Hello,

We have had a hard time finding a trust worthy pool builder. Can anyone locally recommend a pool builder that they or family have used with good results? Sadly the review sites seem to be lacking on pool builders, Angislist is lacking (found a few, but most have no reviews). If anyone has a better suggestion for review sites please pass them on as I would love to do major homework before spend this kind of money.

We are in the San Gabriel valley between Azusa and Upland if this helps narrow down the area.

Thanks for any and all suggestions.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

We've had an overall good experience with Mr. Carlos Pools and they were the lowest bid we were able to find in SoCal. Check out our post "New Pool Build in Los Angeles" for more details than you could ever care to know. :)


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Blue Fountain Pools in Rancho Cucamonga...ask for Don Hubbel. Had two pools done by this company, no problems.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Thanks for the leads so far. Anyone else have any advice?

Thanks!


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Also try GRG Pool & Spa (909) 606-6042 ask for Gary.
They remodeled a friends pool and did an awesome job.
Also do from ground up installs.
Hope this helps.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

We are at the tail end of finishing a pool and total backyard. We could not be happier with our contractor. We were very thorough with regard to picking someone. We interviewed 10 companies, narrowed it down to 6 to give us a bid. Based upon our interviews with the 10 and our input from our architect, we came up with a "spread sheet" that was very specific (ie. pipe size, # of jets, brand names, etc) for the 6 to bid on. When the submitting back to these companies (we were only talking w/high end, very experienced after having a bad experience with a landscaping project 10 years ago)for their "final" detailed bids, only 3 chose to bid. Made me think how contractors hide things that you would never know to ask unless you really understand as much as you can about the pool process. The entire interview and final bid process took us 4 months. In the end, we are thrilled with our contracter, Dreamscapes by MGR. They have built a pool that is exactly like we dreamed. The only change orders were ones that we changed, no hidden costs. The owner and Manager of the job are professional and thorough. They have had workers here everyday and the attention to detail on the job was truly a surprise. They even powerwashed my street thoughout the job, without asking, to try and be considerate to my neighbors. I now know why pool builders charge what they do. We are at the tail end, plastering and planting is almost here. Yah!! Although I am dont think it could have gone any better, I will be glad when the mess is over. The name of the co. is Dreamscapes by MGR. The owner is Eric and please tell him Shayna sent you. Good luck.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Hello,

I just wanted to bump this and see if there are any other suggestions. We hope to start the dig within a few weeks so we can enjoy it this summer.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

I also live in Southern California, Rancho Palos Verdes. This is between Long Beach and LAX Intl Airport

We are looking at reviews on the web and there really is not much out there.
Every pool builder we have contacted seem to have a bad review out there and as you know, digging a big hole in your yard is very scary.
We are doing a simple rectangular with an elevated spa-there's no bells and whistles here. And it is small-9x15 and only 4 feet deep
Has anyone had a good experience with Blue Fountain, Swan pools, Sunset pools, Allstate, Horusucky construction? I am not even going to ask about Blue Haven!! There are so many bad opinions for them. I am very adept at searching the web and have exhausted all. I was SO happy to find this site.

I have touched base with neighbors but the PBs they used have moved out of state-mostly to AZ-LOL

2nd question is what is the cost/bid you have received from them if you have used them and if used other PB, what have been your costs

PLEASE! :) Help me out here. I am going in circles
Thank you!!


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

I'm not sure if you can shoot me an email or not through my profile. I'm new to posting on this forum. But I can answer your question.
Thanks


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

Since there is such a good response to this question maybe someone can help me. I live in Ventura county. Simi Valley. Looking for reputable pool builder. Anyone have any recommendations? Also, when is the best time to build a pool in so cal? I wouldn't be able to start until jan/feb at the earliest. Looks like I should start doing research now thanks!


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

I am in Encino and am looking for reasonable yet trustworthy pool builder. Planning to start as soon as possible. Many if the companies mentioned above don't work in the SFV. Any other names would be much appreciated.


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RE: Please recommend a good pool builder in Southern California?

I would recommend Paul Bogner Pools. They are in The Riverside area. They are really great. We had our pool built 25 yrs ago. Now we are getting are pool remodeled buy them as well. Great serviice.


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