Pool Installation

The Best Pool Builders in Southern California

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Our Process

Step 1

Excavation, Rebar, Plumbing and Gas Line Installation

Excavation & Plumbing Installation

Once the excavation is complete, plumbing lines are installed. These lines include water supply and return lines, as well as drainage pipes.

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Rebar Placement

Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is a crucial component for reinforcing the concrete structure of the pool. This reinforcement adds strength and durability to the pool’s structure.

Gas Line Installation

If the pool will have a gas-powered heater or other gas-powered features, such as fire pits or grills, gas lines are installed during this phase.

Inspection

Once the dirtwork, plumbing, rebar, and gas lines are in place, an inspection is conducted to ensure that everything meets local building codes and safety standards.

Excavation & Plumbing Installation

Once the excavation is complete, plumbing lines are installed. These lines include water supply and return lines, as well as drainage pipes.

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View Excavation

Rebar Placement

Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is a crucial component for reinforcing the concrete structure of the pool. This reinforcement adds strength and durability to the pool’s structure.

Gas Line Installation

If the pool will have a gas-powered heater or other gas-powered features, such as fire pits or grills, gas lines are installed during this phase.

Inspection

Once the dirtwork, plumbing, rebar, and gas lines are in place, an inspection is conducted to ensure that everything meets local building codes and safety standards.

Rebar

Plumbing & Gas Line Installation

Our Process

Step 1

Excavation, Rebar, Plumbing and Gas Line Installation

Excavation & Plumbing Installation

Once the excavation is complete, plumbing lines are installed. These lines include water supply and return lines, as well as drainage pipes.

View Plumbing

View Excavation

Rebar Placement

Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is a crucial component for reinforcing the concrete structure of the pool. This reinforcement adds strength and durability to the pool’s structure.

Gas Line Installation

If the pool will have a gas-powered heater or other gas-powered features, such as fire pits or grills, gas lines are installed during this phase.

Inspection

Once the dirtwork, plumbing, rebar, and gas lines are in place, an inspection is conducted to ensure that everything meets local building codes and safety standards.

Excavation & Plumbing Installation

Once the excavation is complete, plumbing lines are installed. These lines include water supply and return lines, as well as drainage pipes.

View Plumbing

View Excavation

Rebar Placement

Rebar, short for reinforcing bar, is a crucial component for reinforcing the concrete structure of the pool. This reinforcement adds strength and durability to the pool’s structure.

Gas Line Installation

If the pool will have a gas-powered heater or other gas-powered features, such as fire pits or grills, gas lines are installed during this phase.

Inspection

Once the dirtwork, plumbing, rebar, and gas lines are in place, an inspection is conducted to ensure that everything meets local building codes and safety standards.

Rebar

Plumbing & Gas Line Installation

Step 2

Shotcrete Application

Preparation

Before applying shotcrete, the pool’s excavation and plumbing work should be completed. The rebar reinforcement should be in place and properly secured to provide structural strength to the pool.

Mixing

Shotcrete is a mixture of cement, aggregates (such as sand or small stones), and water. These components are mixed in precise proportions to achieve the desired consistency and strength.

Application

Shotcrete is applied using a high-pressure hose or nozzle. It is pneumatically projected onto the pool’s surfaces, such as the walls and the floor.

Shaping and Finishing

As the shotcrete is applied, pool builders shape and sculpt it to create the desired contours and features. Finishing touches can be done to achieve the desired texture and appearance.

Curing

Curing typically involves keeping the concrete surface moist by covering it with plastic sheeting or using a curing compound. This process allows the shotcrete to harden.

Waterproofing and Surface Treatments

A waterproofing membrane or coating is applied to prevent water penetration. Surface treatments, such as tile or plaster finishes, may also be added to enhance appearance & durability.

Preparation

Before applying shotcrete, the pool’s excavation and plumbing work should be completed. The rebar reinforcement should be in place and properly secured to provide structural strength to the pool.

Mixing

Shotcrete is a mixture of cement, aggregates (such as sand or small stones), and water. These components are mixed in precise proportions to achieve the desired consistency and strength.

Application

Shotcrete is applied using a high-pressure hose or nozzle. It is pneumatically projected onto the pool’s surfaces, such as the walls and the floor.

Shaping and Finishing

As the shotcrete is applied, pool builders shape and sculpt it to create the desired contours and features. Finishing touches can be done to achieve the desired texture and appearance.

Curing

Curing typically involves keeping the concrete surface moist by covering it with plastic sheeting or using a curing compound. This process allows the shotcrete to harden.

Waterproofing and Surface Treatments

A waterproofing membrane or coating is applied to prevent water penetration. Surface treatments, such as tile or plaster finishes, may also be added to enhance appearance & durability.

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Step 2

Shotcrete Application

Preparation

Before applying shotcrete, the pool’s excavation and plumbing work should be completed. The rebar reinforcement should be in place and properly secured to provide structural strength to the pool.

Mixing

Shotcrete is a mixture of cement, aggregates (such as sand or small stones), and water. These components are mixed in precise proportions to achieve the desired consistency and strength.

Application

Shotcrete is applied using a high-pressure hose or nozzle. It is pneumatically projected onto the pool’s surfaces, such as the walls and the floor.

Shaping and Finishing

As the shotcrete is applied, pool builders shape and sculpt it to create the desired contours and features. Finishing touches can be done to achieve the desired texture and appearance.

Curing

Curing typically involves keeping the concrete surface moist by covering it with plastic sheeting or using a curing compound. This process allows the shotcrete to harden.

Waterproofing and Surface Treatments

A waterproofing membrane or coating is applied to prevent water penetration. Surface treatments, such as tile or plaster finishes, may also be added to enhance appearance & durability.

Preparation

Before applying shotcrete, the pool’s excavation and plumbing work should be completed. The rebar reinforcement should be in place and properly secured to provide structural strength to the pool.

Mixing

Shotcrete is a mixture of cement, aggregates (such as sand or small stones), and water. These components are mixed in precise proportions to achieve the desired consistency and strength.

Application

Shotcrete is applied using a high-pressure hose or nozzle. It is pneumatically projected onto the pool’s surfaces, such as the walls and the floor.

Shaping and Finishing

As the shotcrete is applied, pool builders shape and sculpt it to create the desired contours and features. Finishing touches can be done to achieve the desired texture and appearance.

Curing

Curing typically involves keeping the concrete surface moist by covering it with plastic sheeting or using a curing compound. This process allows the shotcrete to harden.

Waterproofing and Surface Treatments

A waterproofing membrane or coating is applied to prevent water penetration. Surface treatments, such as tile or plaster finishes, may also be added to enhance appearance & durability.

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Step 3

Hardscaping and coping are added to the pool

Preparation

The construction team prepares the area where the coping and hardscape will be installed. This involves cleaning the surface, ensuring proper drainage, and leveling the ground as needed.

Coping Installation

The coping material, such as natural stone, pavers, or concrete, is carefully installed around the perimeter of the pool. Proper alignment and spacing achieves a consistent  appearance.

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Hardscape Construction

This may involve laying pavers or concrete for pathways, decks, or patio areas surrounding the pool. The chosen materials are installed according to the design plan.

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Finishing Touches

This can include the installation of outdoor furniture, decorative elements, planters, or lighting fixtures to create an inviting and enjoyable space.

Clean-up and inspection

Once the coping and hardscape installation is finished, the construction site is cleaned up, and any debris or excess materials are removed. A thorough inspection is conducted.

Preparation

The construction team prepares the area where the coping and hardscape will be installed. This involves cleaning the surface, ensuring proper drainage, and leveling the ground as needed.

Coping Installation

The coping material, such as natural stone, pavers, or concrete, is carefully installed around the perimeter of the pool. Proper alignment and spacing achieves a consistent  appearance.

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Hardscape Construction

This may involve laying pavers or concrete for pathways, decks, or patio areas surrounding the pool. The chosen materials are installed according to the design plan.

See our hardscape services

Finishing Touches

This can include the installation of outdoor furniture, decorative elements, planters, or lighting fixtures to create an inviting and enjoyable space.

Clean-up and inspection

Once the coping and hardscape installation is finished, the construction site is cleaned up, and any debris or excess materials are removed. A thorough inspection is conducted.

Step 4

Waterline and Step Tiles

Preparation

Before beginning the installation, the pool surface where the waterline and step tiles will be placed should be clean, dry, and free from any debris or contaminants.

Tile Selection

There are various options available, including ceramic, glass, porcelain, or natural stone tiles, each with its own aesthetic and functional characteristics.

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Measurement & Layout

Precise measurements are taken to determine the placement and spacing of the waterline and step tiles. This helps ensure a visually appealing and symmetrical installation.

Adhesive Application

A suitable adhesive or mortar is applied to the back of each tile using a notched trowel. The adhesive is carefully spread to ensure proper coverage and adherence to the pool surface.

Tile Installation

The tiles are individually placed onto the adhesive, aligning them with the layout lines and maintaining consistent spacing between each tile.

Grouting

The grout is spread over the tiles using a rubber float, ensuring that the gaps are completely filled. Excess grout is then wiped away, and the tile surface is cleaned.

Curing & Sealing

After the grout has set, the tiles need time to cure and dry. This usually takes a few days, during which the pool should be kept empty or covered to protect the newly installed tiles.

Preparation

Before beginning the installation, the pool surface where the waterline and step tiles will be placed should be clean, dry, and free from any debris or contaminants.

Tile Selection

There are various options available, including ceramic, glass, porcelain, or natural stone tiles, each with its own aesthetic and functional characteristics.

View Our Tile Selection

Measurement & Layout

Precise measurements are taken to determine the placement and spacing of the waterline and step tiles. This helps ensure a visually appealing and symmetrical installation.

Adhesive Application

A suitable adhesive or mortar is applied to the back of each tile using a notched trowel. The adhesive is carefully spread to ensure proper coverage and adherence to the pool surface.

Tile Installation

The tiles are individually placed onto the adhesive, aligning them with the layout lines and maintaining consistent spacing between each tile.

Grouting

The grout is spread over the tiles using a rubber float, ensuring that the gaps are completely filled. Excess grout is then wiped away, and the tile surface is cleaned.

Curing & Sealing

After the grout has set, the tiles need time to cure and dry. This usually takes a few days, during which the pool should be kept empty or covered to protect the newly installed tiles.

Step 5

Pool Surface

Plaster

A Natural Porous Finish

4,500 PSI

Composite

As smooth as an egg shell. Stronger & More Durable Compared To Plaster & Mini Pebble. 

18,000 PSI

Pebble

We install all types of aggregate and  pebble finishes.

8,500 PSI

Finished Product

 

Residential
&
Commerial

We pride ourselves on choosing the best materials for every job, ensuring durability and longevity for your project.

 

Materials

Our company offers a wide selection of materials to choose from to ensure the highest quality and durability for your project. We provide materials that are resistant to harsh weather conditions, ensuring their long-term resilience. We also take additional measures to make sure that your project is strong and stable, including the installation of scored tool joints every 8 feet to prevent concrete from lifting and cracking.

Finishes

For our concrete finishes, we offer a range of options including acid-washed surfaces, exposed pea gravel, and stamped concrete, among others. Our variety of finishes, including interlocking or brick pavers, flagstones, or travertine, ensures that your project will look beautiful while withstanding the test of time.

Details

Our team of experts is committed to providing quality materials for your construction needs. You can trust us to take care of every detail to ensure that your project is completed to the highest standards.

Call or Text The California Pool and Spa Company today
at 818-792-5020

Rebar

Grades of D250N or D500N
Accommodate curves & slopes
Our structural engineer specifies what size & type of rebar to use..

Shotcrete

We use Shotcrete for:
Swimming Pool Shell
Concrete Slab The Pool Equipment Sits On

Plaster

Waterproofs the pool shell
Different color options are available. Can be finished with aggregates, tile, stone, glass

Installing Pools in Challenging Terrain

Installing a swimming pool in challenging terrain can be a difficult task, but it is certainly possible with the right design and construction team.

Steep slopes, rocky terrain, and limited access are common challenges that can make it difficult to install a pool in these types of environments.

Step 1 Site Survey

The first step is to survey the site carefully and identify any potential obstacles or challenges that may need to be addressed. It’s also essential to have a thorough understanding of the site’s geology, drainage, and soil composition to ensure a stable and long-lasting pool.

Step 2 Plan & Execution

After surveying the site and identifying any potential challenges, the design team can begin to develop a plan that takes into account the unique terrain and surroundings. In some cases, retaining walls may need to be built, or the site may need to be excavated to create a level surface for the pool. Other options may include installing a raised pool or partially above ground pool. By working closely with the design and construction team, it is possible to create a pool that seamlessly blends into the landscape while providing a functional and stunning addition to any property.

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Our Materials

The California Pool & Spa Company specializes in providing quality materials for your building and construction needs. We pride ourselves on choosing the best materials for every job, ensuring durability and longevity for your project.

Our Difference

Our company offers a wide selection of materials to choose from to ensure the highest quality and durability for your project. We provide materials that are resistant to harsh weather conditions, ensuring their long-term resilience. We also take additional measures to make sure that your project is strong and stable, including the installation of scored tool joints every 8 feet to prevent concrete from lifting and cracking.

Finishes

For our concrete finishes, we offer a range of options including acid-washed surfaces, exposed pea gravel, and stamped concrete, among others. Our variety of finishes, including interlocking or brick pavers, flagstones, or travertine, ensures that your project will look beautiful while withstanding the test of time.

Our team of experts is committed to providing quality materials for your construction needs. You can trust us to take care of every detail to ensure that your project is completed to the highest standards.

Contact us today and let us help you bring your vision to life.

What Makes us The Best Pool Builders in Southern California?

Our Customer Service

Our professionals use a system we have developed to keep you informed each step of the way, via email alerts, text, or phone calls. The key to providing exceptional service is frequent clear communication. We provide unparalleled customer service that is prompt, professional, and courteous.

 

Communication

We do our best to let you know what’s going to happen before it does. With schedules that depend on weather, equipment, traffic delays, and materials, we can’t always do that. And, during our busy season – January through August – we may need a few more days for your project. So please, if you have a question or concerns,
call us at 818-792-5020 or email us at info@ca-pools.com.

Scheduling Notifications

In order to keep you up-to-date with scheduling information, please provide us with your email address and/or your cell phone number, if you’d like us to text you.

Call or Text The California Pool and Spa Company today
at 818-792-5020

Click here to learn about Legal Requirements for California Pools

Rebar

Grades of D250N or D500N
Accommodate curves & slopes
Our structural engineer specifies what size & type of rebar to use.

Excavation

Pool excavation is a critical phase in the pool construction process. This phase determines the dimensions:
depth, shape, and size of your swimming pool and spa.

Shotcrete

We spray the walls and floor of our pools with a minimum of 6 inches of shotcrete, which is then hand trimmed by experienced  professionals. The bond beam construction is 12-inches wide by 12-inches deep, as required

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SCH40 PVC for our pools’ hydraulic plumbing system. We determine which diameter of pipe to use by calculating the flow rate required by the pumps, filters, spas and water features specified in the pool’s design. All suction ports entering the pool or spa are installed using APSP and ANSI guidelines for safety, and an automatic fill device is installed on all pools to save time and money. The hydraulic system will be pressure tested after completion. This will save time through construction by preventing any unexpected leaks in the system.

Includes pressure test

Rebar

Grades of D250N or D500N
Accommodate curves & slopes
Our structural engineer specifies what size & type of rebar to use.

Excavation

Pool excavation is a critical phase in the pool construction process. This phase determines the dimensions:
depth, shape, and size of your swimming pool and spa.

Shotcrete

We spray the walls and floor of our pools with a minimum of 6 inches of shotcrete, which is then hand trimmed by experienced  professionals. The bond beam construction is 12-inches wide by 12-inches deep, as required

Read More

SCH40 PVC for our pools’ hydraulic plumbing system. We determine which diameter of pipe to use by calculating the flow rate required by the pumps, filters, spas and water features specified in the pool’s design. All suction ports entering the pool or spa are installed using APSP and ANSI guidelines for safety, and an automatic fill device is installed on all pools to save time and money. The hydraulic system will be pressure tested after completion. This will save time through construction by preventing any unexpected leaks in the system.

Includes pressure test

Electrical

We setup power for swimming pool and spa lights, electric panel upgrade, electric powered heaters, and solar panel powered heaters.

Plumbing & Gas

We work with all sizes of plumbing pipes Residential or Commercial 2″ 3″ 4″ PVC

Power your heater with gas, electric, or solar.

 

Hardscape

We build swimming pool and patio decks with all types. ofhardscaping: concrete, pavers, tile, masonry

We build barbecues, masonry walls, planters, equipment pads, etc.

Eletrical

We setup power for swimming pool and spa lights, electric panel upgrade, electric powered heaters, and solar panel powered heaters.

Plumbing
&
Gas

We work with all sizes of plumbing pipes Residential or Commercial 2″ 3″ 4″ PVC

Power your heater with gas, electric, or solar.

 

Hardscape

We build swimming pool and patio decks with all types. ofhardscaping: concrete, pavers, tile, masonry

We build barbecues, masonry walls, planters, equipment pads, etc.

Sealer

Foam or sand expansion sealer

Composite

Smooth surface that prevents harming skin when feet are placed on the pool shell surface, Resists deep or persistent growth of algae, Low maintenance

Fiberglass

We fiberglass all types of existing swimming pools and spas

Sealer

Foam or sand expansion sealer

Composite

Smooth surface that prevents harming skin when feet are placed on the pool shell surface, Resists deep or persistent growth of algae, Low maintenance

Fiberglass

We fiberglass all types of existing swimming pools and spas

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Equipment

Materials

Plumbing

Coping

Tile

FAQs

How long will it take to install a pool?

Installation time varies depending on the type of pool and complexity of the project. Some pools can be installed in a few days, while in-ground pools typically take several weeks to a few months.

Are permits required to install a pool?

Most local municipalities require permits for pool installations. Always check with your local government or zoning office for the specific requirements in your area.

 

What kind of maintenance will my pool require?

Pools require regular cleaning, chemical balancing, and equipment checks. The specific maintenance schedule will depend on the type of pool and equipment you have.

How can I choose a reputable pool installation company?

Look for companies with positive customer reviews, solid warranties, and years of experience. Always ask for references and consider visiting completed projects if possible.

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Service Areas

Los Angeles
Alhambra
Arcadia
Beverly Hills
Boarder ranch
Burbank
Calabasas
Camarillo
Century City
Chatsworth

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Cheviot Hills
Culver City
Encino
Glendale
Granada Hills
Holmby Hills
Malibu
Marina Del Rey
Mar Vista
Mission Hills
Monterey Park
North Hills
North Hollywood
Northridge
Pacific Palisades
Porter Ranch
Reseda
Rancho Park
Santa Monica
Sherman Oaks
Studio City
Sun Valley
Sunland
Sylmar Hills
Tarzana
Thousand Oaks
Toluca Lake
Universal City
Valley Glen
Valley Village
Van Nuys
Venice
West Hills
West Los Angeles
Westwood
Woodland Hills

We follow National Plaster Council Standards

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