More than a pool. California Pools
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About California Pools

Dive into the rich history of our swimming pool company

Since 1952, we've provided homeowners with top-quality custom swimming pool services. 80,000 pools and counting later, we're still going strong. Our founder, Wayne Steimle, started California Pools with a passion for creating a backyard for families to enjoy. Today, our team of dedicated professionals share that same passion and commitment to excellence, albeit our reach is much more extensive than our neighbor's backyards.

Swimming pools more than 70 years in the making

Our founder, Wayne Steimle, was once in your shoes. He envisioned adding a pool to his backyard, but he struggled to find swimming pool contractors with the necessary knowledge and experience during the 1950s. Rather than compromising on design, settling for questionable installation methods, and dealing with an unpredictable process, Wayne took matters into his own hands.

With the enthusiastic help of his high school physics students, Wayne embarked on a hands-on journey. Equipped with a shovel and a wheelbarrow, they completed the pool in a mere three months. Their dedication and craftsmanship did not go unnoticed - their creation was a hit in the neighborhood, and soon after, requests for Wayne to build more pools came pouring in.

This marked the beginning of an extraordinary journey. Wayne built his reputation and business robustly, eventually leaving his teaching career to establish California Pools in 1952.

Our history is told through backyards across the country

Little did he know, his new venture would be vastly successful. Today, after crafting more than 80,000 pools, California Pools is one of the most esteemed pool companies in the nation. Three generations of Steimles have innovated design, led the industry with advanced techniques, and provided personalized service to create stunning outdoor spaces that our customers adore. It's our passion and commitment to continue Wayne's legacy and bring your dream to life!

Award-Winning Pools & Spas
  • Pool and Spa News - 2021 - Top 50 Builders
  • The World's Greatest Pools 2021
  • Featured on Forbes

California livin', wherever you are

Embracing the infectious spirit of the California lifestyle, we've broadened our horizons to bring the joy of custom swimming pools to families nationwide. Our locations, each locally owned, are nurtured by the rich experience and craftsmanship that originated on the sun-kissed coast of California.

Since transforming into California Pools Franchise Inc. in 2018, we've successfully channeled our legacy and expertise into an accessible franchising model, ensuring we can serve homeowners nationwide with the same unwavering dedication to quality and service that defines us.

Why choose California Pools?

Choosing who will design and build your custom swimming pool is a big decision. We don't take this responsibility lightly. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service, quality craftsmanship, and innovative designs that cater to your unique vision and lifestyle. 

Our pool builders are chosen because:

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