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How to Find the Best Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County

If you're ready to have a new swimming pool installed, there are many factors to take into account. One major consideration is the Los Angeles County swimming pool contractor to hire. Whether you opt for an in-ground pool, above-ground pool, or even a heated spa, the quality of the Los Angeles County swimming pool contractors you choose will have a major impact on the outcome.

The following research by The Prime Buyer's Report identifies the best swimming pool contractors in Los Angeles County and issues related to hiring them.


Updated January 4, 2017

 The TOP 10 Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County CA

So Cal Pool & Landscape
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(714) 468-6255
12881 Lemonwood Ln
Garden Grove, CA 92840
State Contractor's License #953446 (C27, C53)
   Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10  Better Business Bureau

Areas Served: Southern California including Los Angeles County
Services: swimming pool contractors, pool builders, custom swimming pools
Key Brands: FX Luminaire Lighting, Hunter Industries Irrigation Systems, Rain Bird Irrigation ...

Rock Designs Pools-Waterscapes
(818) 340-7978
1836 Camino Del Rio
Whittier, CA 90601

Areas Served: Torrance CA, Los Angeles CA, Malibu CA, West LA CA, West Hollywood CA

Ultimate Water Creations Inc
(310) 446-1614
10422 Lisbon Ln
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Areas Served: Malibu CA, Long Beach CA, Los Feliz, Los Angeles CA, West LA CA

Reflections Custom Pools & Spas
(323) 281-2811
1855 Nolden St
Los Angeles, CA 90042

Areas Served: Long Beach CA, West LA CA, Whittier CA, West Los Angeles CA

Palos Verdes Pools
(310) 373-4662
23771 Madison St
Torrance, CA 90505

Areas Served: West Hollywood CA, Venice CA, Culver City CA, Beverly Hills CA, Malibu CA

DJ Gunite Inc
(562) 802-0089
14000 Gracebee Ave
Norwalk, CA 90650

Areas Served: Marina Del Rey CA, Los Angeles CA, Beverly Hills CA, Long Beach CA

How to Find the Best Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County 


Swimming pool contractors in Los Angeles County are required to be licensed by the State of California for your protection, such as with the specialty C53 license to perform as swimming pool builders specifically. 

If swimming pool builders in Los Angeles County have employees, they're required to have workers' compensation insurance for your protection.  If a worker is injured on your property and the pool contractor doesn't have worker's comp, you could be liable to pay for the injuries and your own insurance may not cover that cost.

Builders of new swimming pools in Los Angeles County are not required by law to have general liability insurance; however, all swimming pool contractors bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 designation have general liability insurance coverage which reimburses their client in the event of any damages, in addition to passing all other requirements for The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 status such as phone calls with previous clients, hiring only documented workers, verified license and workers' comp insurance, clean complaint record, and more.

Good Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County Can Design and Construct Many Styles of Pools

Swimming pool construction is such a large undertaking that it has its own contractor license designation. Swimming pool contractors learn specific skills that allow them to construct swimming pools, spas or hot tubs, and install the heating equipment for them. More specifically, they can install or repair the basics, like new in-ground pools, above ground pools or vinyl pools, and there are many innovative types of custom pools that they can construct for both commercial and residential settings. Some of the swimming pool contractors in the Los Angeles County area have experience with more advanced projects, such as vanishing edge pools, salt water pools, waterfall pools, infinity pools, fiberglass pools, and hillside pools. In these instances, installation includes new gunite, filtration equipment, vinyl lining (if applicable), and heating units. If you're worried about your pool draining excessive energy or otherwise negatively affecting the environment, some pool contractors have extensive experience with energy efficient pools that are solar heated, gas heated, or temperature controlled.

Most of the swimming pool companies in Los Angeles County do regular work on existing pools as well. Certain wear is inevitable after time, and your aging pool might require extensive renovation, including relining, re-facing, gunite replacement, pool plastering, or concrete work, all of which can be completed by an accomplished pool contractor. If your pool is in need of major renovation, skilled contractors can even create a custom redesign based on your existing layout.

Los Angeles County Swimming Pool Contractors Customize New and Existing Pools

If you've already dedicated a sizable budget to a new swimming pool, why not infuse the project with accessories that will make it truly unique and enjoyable? A look at any skilled swimming pool contractor's portfolio will reveal a plethora of options that you can have installed in addition to the pool itself. There are in-pool features such as diving boards, stairs, ladders, and slides. You can enhance the pool area with waterfalls, quartz pool interior finishes, or water features. Contractors can install mechanical and electrical systems within the pool too, including fiber optic pool lighting, automated pool lighting, computerized systems, pool cameras, antimicrobial filters, regular filters, solar powered pumps, regular pumps, and automatic safety covers.

There's also your new yard to consider. Swimming pool contractors can build or subcontract different landscape additions, such as patio heaters, pool decks and safety pool fencing, pool houses, fire pits, saunas, Koi ponds, special rock formations, and poolside tile work. Down the road, your new pool will likely require maintenance and replacement parts. You may be able to contract with the initial builder to provide for these instances by supplying new liners, vinyl covers, chemicals for advanced purification, or new pumps or filters.

Some Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County Are Better Than Others

The Prime Buyer's Report lists these swimming pool contractors in Los Angeles County: So Cal Pool & Landscape, Reflections Custom Pools & Spas, Ultimate Water Creations Inc, Palos Verdes Pools, DJ Gunite Inc, Rock Designs Pools-Waterscapes, Kerber Brothers Inc, J Quinn Construction, Adams Brothers. Other swimming pool contractors in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Malibu, Long Beach and Redondo Beach CA who might still be in business include: .



Questions To Ask Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County 

When choosing which swimming pool installers to hire, ask these questions about their experience, range of services, credentials, and methods and materials before deciding:

• How long have they been installing swimming pools in Los Angeles County specifically? (Different regions have their own unique soil conditions and weather to take into consideration and experience in your exact location specifically shows familiarity with these aspects.)

• How many installations have they done similar to yours, in terms of size of job, residential versus commercial, in ground pool versus above ground pool, freshwater versus saltwater pool, etc.?

• Can the swimming pool contractors give you names and numbers of customers who had a similar kind of installation done who you can call as references? (All swimming pool builders bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

• Will they provide a written estimate that is detailed, including the amount of labor being proposed, the amount of material to be used, brand names if any, and product numbers if any? (A company might only appear cheaper than another by skimping on the amount of material, the installation method used, products or fixtures.)

• After you explain what you want in a new swimming pool, is there a similar, but less expensive alternative to what you've asked for and what would you lose? Similarly, is there a big leap in quality or function that can be had for just a little bit more money?

• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?

• Do they provide a written warranty for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties?

• Will permits be needed? If so, will the contractors be responsible for getting them or do they leave that up to you?

• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors, and if so, what are the names of those companies?

• Can the company vouch that all employees sent to your property are legal to work in the U.S.? (All swimming pool companies in Los Angeles County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All swimming pool contractors bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)

When you've chosen the best swimming pool contractors in Los Angeles County for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed by the State of California. (All swimming pool installers bearing the Prime Buyer's Report—TOP 10 symbol have already had their license verified by research staff at The Prime Buyer's Report so you don't have to.)



Resources About Swimming Pools in Los Angeles County CA 

Licensing & Trade Associations Relevant to Swimming Pools in Los Angeles County CA

APSP Association of Pool and Spa Professionals
BBB Better Business Bureau (
CSLB Contractors State License Board /
DCA California Department of Consumer Affairs
Diamond Certified
IPSSA Independent Pool & Spa Service Association
NSPI National Spa & Pool Institute
SPEC California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council

Media & Web Resources Relevant to Swimming Pool Builders in Los Angeles County CA

Aqua Magazine
Pool and Spa Living Magazine
Pool Science Magazine
Poolsearch Magazine
Swimming Pool Magazine

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County CA within the following zip codes:

90746, 90290, 90842, 90047, 91377, 90801, 90723, 90292, 90022, 90045, 90202, 90262, 90213, 90744, 90306, 90510, 90294, 90805, 90710, 90222, 90706, 90008, 90277, 90239, 90048, 90050, 90005, 90715, 90009, 90055, 90272, 90210, 90024, 90247, 90088, 90074, 91301, 90051, 90040, 90080, 90077, 90004, 90061, 90806, 90249, 90240, 90017, 90408, 90803, 90189, 90747, 90056, 90501, 90241, 90702, 90059, 90304, 90049, 90835, 90840, 90813, 90230, 90233, 90506, 90311, 90270, 90264, 90029, 90815, 90019, 90755, 90073, 90039, 90650, 90639, 90303, 90713, 90670, 90066, 90231, 90023, 90305, 90211, 90716, 90245, 90084, 90002, 90030, 90020, 91376, 90041, 90060, 90814, 90731, 90404, 90016, 90025, 90015, 90099, 90021, 90807, 90810, 90014, 90091, 90035, 90058, 90291, 90223, 90065, 90044, 90212, 90251, 90853, 90033, 90661, 90302, 90089, 90081, 90296, 90068, 90833, 90508, 90703, 90652, 90844, 90802, 90301, 90832, 90054, 90509, 90010, 90312, 90087, 90403, 90734, 90046, 90749, 90063, 90011, 90712, 90260, 90094, 90274, 90263, 90078, 90070, 90221, 90028, 90071, 90405, 90804, 90037, 90822, 90406, 90242, 90410, 90502, 90038, 90308, 90086, 90640, 90714, 90293, 90052, 90220, 90846, 90748, 90079, 90101, 90076, 90096, 90001, 90018, 90083, 90031, 90062, 90507, 90067, 90848, 90042, 90082, 90295, 90660, 90809, 90255, 90103, 90248, 90093, 90503, 90895, 90254, 90003, 90717, 90064, 90012, 90032, 90704, 90402, 90847, 90232, 90069, 90013, 90834, 90307, 90201, 90407, 90267, 90401, 90701, 90671, 90310, 90036, 90027, 90732, 90280, 90043, 90265, 90034, 90638, 90707, 90278, 90072, 90745, 90309, 90075, 90057, 90053, 90209, 90224, 90711, 90411, 90831, 90275, 90006, 90026, 90409, 90733, 90504, 90007, 90637, 90662, 90651, 90261, 90808, 91302, 90250, 90095, 90505 and 90266

The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Swimming Pools in Los Angeles County CA within the following cities:

Gardena, Paramount, West L.A., Harbor City, Larchmont Village, Wilmington, Century City, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Sawtelle, Redondo Beach, Brentwood, Highland Park, Pacific Palisades, Hermosa Beach, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Beverly Crest, Westlake, Palos Verdes Estates, Del Rey, Palms, Bellflower, San Pedro, Venice, Lakewood, Watts, Montebello, North Whittier, Signal Hill, East La Mirada, Culver City, Huntington Park, Beverlywood, Lynwood, Hawthorne, Whittier, Malibu, Montecito Heights, Harvard Heights, Silver Lake, Rolling Hills, Inglewood, Westwood, East Whittier, Rolling Hills Estates, Santa Monica, Alondra Park, Pico-Union, Eagle Rock, La Mirada, Bell Gardens, Ladera Heights, Carson, Compton, Mar Vista, Bell, Hollywood, Los Feliz, Rancho Dominguez, South Central L.A., Playa Vista, Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Downey, East Los Angeles, Maywood, Bel Air, Atwater Village, Cerritos, Harbor Gateway, Lawndale, West Hollywood, Westchester, Cheviot Hills, Hollywood Hills, Long Beach, West Carson, Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Koreatown, Manhattan Beach, Norwalk, Torrance, Catalina Island / Avalon, Los Angeles, Pico Rivera, Mid-Wilshire, Glendale, Hawaiian Gardens, East Hollywood, South Gate, Crenshaw, Pico-Robertson and Lomita






Swimming Pool Contractors in Los Angeles County Sell & Install Many Pool Construction Brands 

Jacuzzi, Diamond Spas, Endless Pools, Cal Spas, Baja, Purex Parts, Milestone, Doughboy, Coverstar safety covers, Save-T Cover, Bio-guard, Aquabot, Kreepy, Arneson, Bio-Lab, Blue-White, Aquatech, Teledyne, Rainbow, Rola-Chem, Watermatic products, Baquacil, and Smartub.