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Backyard Pools

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There are many different ideas on what makes an ideal backyard pool. Take, for example, the man in Alberta, Canada, this year who built a 300,000 gallon pool in his back yard that “conveniently” freezes over in the winter to double as an ice skating rink. Others prefer to “go simple” and just buy a cheap, DIY, plastic temporary pool and put that or a new such pool up each year. But what about backyard pools for Orange County, CA, residents who want a permanent solution? What are the major options?

First, you need to choose between an in-ground and above-ground model. You could even have it partly above ground with a waterfall emptying into the below-ground portion. In-ground makes for easy entry and are less expensive per square foot to keep warm. Above-ground backyard pools are affordable to insulate if relatively small, require no excavation to install, and block most blowing debris against their side walls. But above-ground may require stairs. It’s all matter of which style works best for you.

Backyard Pools For Orange County, CA

Another factor to take into account before installing your new pool is the pool tile, coping, and surrounds. Backyard pools are to be the centerpiece of a backyard relaxation and fun zone. Us quality tiles from top suppliers like National Pool Tile, add hot tubs, in-pool fountains, over-pool lighting, decorative stonework or stamped concrete, and you have “your masterpiece.” Don’t forget pool decking, patios, fire pits, outdoor kitchens and barbecues, pergolas, gazebos, and greenery for “edging.” You want to create an ambiance. You want to have a place you can be proud of and invite your family and friends over to enjoy. Investing in the area around the pool is as important as investing in the pool itself.

But knowing who you can trust to bring your vision of “pool grandeur” to reality isn’t always easy. Who has deep experience at designing, building, remodeling, or resurfacing backyard pools in Orange County? Orange County Pools and Spas has been doing it for 35 years and has built a solid reputation for being the best in the local area. They can show you your pool virtually with their advanced computer software, then make it come to life. And if you don’t have the cash on hand to pay in full upfront, Orange County Pools offers financing through LightStream, a division of SunTrust Bank. To learn more or for a free initial consultation, contact Orange County Pools and Spas today by calling 714-280-3118.

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Pool Installation Companies

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If you live in Orange County, California, you are more likely to have an inground swimming pool than almost anywhere else in the U.S. This situation of an excessively high pool per capita rate brings with it the blessing of a wide selection of pool installation companies. But how does one sort through the plethora of competing companies to find best contractor? First, look for a pool installation or renovation company that brings you the best pool and pool surrounds options. Second, look for long-time experience and a sterling reputation. Third, don’t underestimate the value of top-tier customer service.

Orange County Pools & Spas provides local residents with top-quality fiberglass, vinyl-lined, and concrete swimming pools. They give you great versatility in pool selection and offer valuable, cost-saving packages. Fiberglass can be fully self-installed, installed by the experts, or self-installed with assistance. Fiberglass is very durable and efficient due to the effects of modern “gel-coat” technology. Not all
pool installation companies have deep experience in installing modern fiberglass pools, but OC Pools has been in the business since 1982.

Orange County Pools also offers concrete and vinyl liner pool options. Gunite-style application of concrete ensures long durability and full functionality. Pool installation companies need a special level of expertise to install beautiful concrete. OC Pools makes the mark and does it at an affordable rate and on a reasonable timetable. If you prefer a vinyl liner pool, they can easily handle that job as well. If you’re not sure which pool type is right for you, OC Pools staff can give you a virtual tour of the finished product with their advanced software. They can also calculate accurate initial cost and maintenance estimates so you can better understand the long-term investment.

Finally, pool installation companies need to offer more than merely installing the pool itself to meet all customer expectations. Orange County Pools can outfit your new pool with a decorative National Pool Tile finish. They have deep experience at all manner of pool surrounds and features. These include: spas, jacuzzis, fountains, waterfalls, in and near pool lighting, deck pavers, stamped concrete pavement, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens. If you want to deal with a single contractor who can complete all of your pool project elements, OC Pools is a top choice. To learn more about Orange County Pools & Spas, call 714-280-3118 or fill out their online contact form.

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Swimming Pool Builder

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With summer fast approaching, there is no time like the present to get started on your Orange County swimming pool project. It’s true Orange County has one of the highest pools per capita ratios in the nation, but don’t let that stop you. After all, having a private pool to enjoy and share is part of “Orange County culture.” A lifestyle that marries beautiful excursions to nearby beaches with backyard pools and spas is definitive here. But first, you need to find a highly reputable, local swimming pool builder to handle the project.

And what should you look for in your chosen swimming pool builder? Most fundamentally, a long, solid reputation at pool and spa construction. But beyond that, look for a contractor that can handle every step and aspect of the project. From design to a virtual tour of your new pool to installation or remodeling to integration of pool surrounds, one company needs to do it all. Using a different contractor for the pool, the spa, the greenscape, the hardscape, the pool deck, for fountains and waterfalls, and more would be cumbersome. It is hard to overstate the convenience and efficiency gained with a “complete” pool contractor.

Orange County Swimming Pool Builder

One Orange County swimming pool builder that has been serving the area since 1982 with quality work is Orange County Pools and Spas. They can install new pools in any shape, size, depth, or design desired. They can handle demolition, remodel, restoration, and resurfacing projects. And they also are skilled at landscaping, full pool surrounds, spas and hot tubs, pool lighting, outdoor kitchens and grills, and more. OC Pools & Spas uses only the highest quality materials, such as National Pool Tile products, and puts true workmanship into every inch of every job.

If you live in Santa Ana, Tustin, Garden Grove, Anaheim, Westminster, Stanton, Buena Park, Fullerton, Irvine, or anywhere else in Orange County or Southern California, Orange County Pools and Spas can assist you. If you want to see what caliber of swimming pool builder they are, feel free to peruse their past “works of art” in their online gallery. And you need not wait till summer is over, saving up to afford the project, for OC Pools & Spas offers customer financing through LightStream. To learn more or to get a free consultation and estimate, call Orange County Pools and Spas today at 714-280-3118 or fill out their online contact form.

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Tustin Pool Builders

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Tustin Pool Builders

The city of Tustin in central Orange County, CA, enjoys an extremely mild, generally pleasant and warm, yearlong climate. And this is clearly one of the most important reasons for the high pools-per-household rate in Tustin. Given the high demand for both new swimming pool installation and pool repair work in Tustin and throughout Orange County, it is not difficult to find Tustin pool builders ready to serve your needs. But how do you identify which pool contractor should be trusted with your upcoming pool project?

We at Orange County Pools and Spas have earned a reputation as top-tier Tustin pool builders over our 35 years of service to this local community, Orange County, and the whole of Southern California. We are staffed by highly experienced and fully licensed swimming pool engineers who are dedicated customizing each project according to the client’s exact specifications. We can give you a “preview” of how your new pool will look using our advanced design software. We can create thousands of unique pool, spa, and pool surrounds designs to choose from and integrate your chosen design into your home’s “outdoor ambiance” for perfect fit.

National Pool Tile

Not only can our team of Tustin pool builders build you a pool of the size, shape, depth, and style you prefer, we also offer high-quality National Pool Tile products to enhance pool quality yet further. Pool tile, finish, surrounds, decorative, stamped concrete, waterfalls, in-pool fountains, adjacent hot tubs, fire features, patios, decks, koi goldfish ponds, outdoor kitchens and barbecues, and plant life can all be integrated. We are a full landscape construction contractor as well as a pool contractor. That saves you time and money by letting you deal with one company that does it all and that blends both pool and landscaping features into one coherent whole you can be proud of.

Orange County Pools is not nearly a novice group of Tustin pool builders, but instead, we have many satisfied customers in the area. Feel free to take a look at the results of some of our past projects proudly displayed in our online gallery. We know how to make your pool area perfect for entertaining family and friends and how to enhance and beautify historic home restoration projects with appropriate pool and pool surrounds. For a pool and landscape construction contractor you can trust, contact Orange County Pools by calling us at 714-280-3118 or by filling out our online contact form.

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In Ground Pools Cost Guide

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In ground pools come in three main types, in regard to their surface material. Fiberglass pools may cost around $30,000 to $90,000 to install, depending on how much of the work is done by the homeowner and how much by the contractor. You can expect to save $5,000 to $10,000 by opting for self-installation. You might save $2,000 or $3,000 by doing only part of the work yourself. Concrete normally has no DIY option, unless you have some rare skills, and costs around $50,000 to $100,000 to install. Vinyl liner pools are the cheapest route, costing around $20,000 to $50,000 to install.

Orange County, California, has one of the highest home pools per household rates in the whole U.S., and orders for new pool installations are not slowing down. Most Orange County homeowners who’ve decided to put in a new outdoor or indoor pool have spent a good deal of time on planning. They will have chosen a desired pool shape and depth and decided on their pool surrounds “ambiance.” Yet, many times, homeowners don’t stop to consider the overall costs of both installation and maintenance. Those who do, however, often opt for an in ground fiberglass-pool.

In Ground Pools; Fiberglass vs Concrete vs Vinyl

The real advantage of fiberglass in ground pools, however, is the maintenance cost savings. Fiberglass-pools now use a specialized protective gelcoat layer that lasts for decades and never needs refinishing. Over a 10-year span, expect under $4,000 in maintenance costs. With vinyl lined pools, expect to spend $10,000 to $12,000 on maintenance over 10 years. And you have to replace the liner every 5 to 10 years. For concrete, expect to pay out over $25,000 in maintenance in a decade. This includes an acid wash every five years and a replastering job every ten. Fiberglass’ savings derive from its durability and from its non-porous surface, which minimizes algae cling and uses less expensive chemicals. And the gelcoat also allows you to “get away with” using less electricity on running your pump and filter.

It is clear that in ground pools vary greatly in initial and ongoing costs and that fiberglass-pools have the edge. This is especially the case on maintenance expenses. Also note that the gelcoat of fiberglass-pools makes them easier to clean as well. If you are interested in learning more about installing and maintaining in ground pools in Orange County, feel free to contact Orange County Pools and Spas today by calling 714-280-3118 or by filling out our online contact form.

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Swimming Pool With Hot Tub

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Orange County, California, has more swimming pools per household than nearly any other location in the U.S. This is despite its position along the Pacific coast and the existence of beautiful, sandy beaches right inside the county. There are also many public pools in Orange County, some of which offer hot tub or spa experiences, but private hot tubs abound. The people of Orange County clearly appreciate the benefits of a home swimming pool with hot tub combination. Pools are refreshingly cool on hot summer days, perfect for entertaining guests at “pool parties,” and well suited for swimming laps, water exercises, or water sports. Hot tubs are extremely relaxing to soak in, can be used even during the cold winter months, and are quintessentially romantic.

But only by relying on an experienced, reputable Orange County pool contractor can you be sure to get the best value when you have a new swimming pool with hot tub installed. Orange County Pools and Spas has been serving the area since 1982, and their staff has the expertise and tools to help you develop a pool plan and to install a product that is fully functional, extremely durable, and aesthetically attractive. They can use high-quality National Pool Tile products to give your pool finish and pool surrounds an impressive look and feel. Orange County Pools and Spas can also integrate your hot tub into your pool design or build it in a separate are, as desired.

Ordering Swimming Pool with Hot Tub in Orange County

At Orange County Pools, you will get more than just the “basics” of a swimming pool with hot tub set-up. The finish, pool tile, coping, in-pool fountains, strategically placed lighting, decorative concrete or stone pool surrounds, outdoor kitchens and barbecues, and more that they can install make them a full-service pool contractor. Their hot tub selection is also extensive, with many options for size, dimensions, and placement. A square hot tub built on the end of a lap pool is one option. A circular or oval shaped hot tub off to the side of the main pool is another. It is also popular to have a raised hot tub with a waterfall style outflow into your main pool.

Finally, note that Orange County Pools and Spa can add on a hot tub to your existing pool or refurbish or remodel your existing hot tub or pool. An upgrade or a repair are 100 percent within their area of expertise, as surely as is a new installation job. To learn more or for a free estimate and consultation on your planned swimming pool with hot tub, contact Orange County Pools & Spas today by calling 714-280-3118 or by filling out their online contact form.


Pool Contractor Orange County

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Orange County, California, has quick access to beautiful Pacific beach strands and numerous public pools available to its residents, and yet, it nevertheless also has one of the highest home pools per capita rates in the United States. One reason is that the mild climate allows for nearly year-round use of even outdoor pools, but another reason is simply the convenience, pleasure, and ambiance of owning your own outdoor or indoor swimming pool.

If you are looking for a Pool Contractor Orange County residents can trust for everything from pool design to swimming pool construction to pool repair, consider OC Pools & Spas, a locally owned and operated swimming pool contractor with over three decades of experience. While OC Pools & Spas can handle any level of job, we specialize in luxury swimming pools and luxury pool surrounds. You will not need to hire multiple contractors and complicate and slow down the process when you rely on OC Pools & Spas, for we have a staff well trained and deeply experienced in every aspect of swimming pool installation and maintenance.

Top Quality Materials & Workmanship

Another reason OC Pools & Spas is a pool contractor Orange County trusts is our use of only top-quality materials in our workmanship. Decorative National Pool Tile and Poolscape branded tiles, coping, and finishing mean long-lasting beauty and full functionality. And OC is much more than just a group of swimming pool builders, for we often install fountains, waterfalls, spas, jacuzzis, fire features, outdoor kitchens and barbecues, poolside lighting, 100 percent safe in-pool lighting, deck pavers, attractive custom-designed concrete, and more. The pool itself can be geometric, “traditional,” or free form in shape, as small or as large as you wish, and matched to your exact design specifications.

A final reason OC Pools & Spas has earned a reputation as the pool contractor Orange County can count on is our high level of customer service. We always work with customers on scheduling, keep the work site clean and safe during construction, keep homeowners fully informed on the pool project’s progress, and finish the project in a reasonable amount of time. We welcome questions and seek to personalize your experience in every way. For pool design, installation, and renovation services second to none in Orange County, do not hesitate to contact OC Pools & Spas today at 714-280-3118 or to use the online contact form to get a free quote within 24 hours.

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Santa Ana Pool Repair

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Santa Ana Pool Repair

At Orange County Pools and Spas, we specialize in providing across-the-board Santa Ana pool repair services that are fast, effective, and affordable. While we also install new pools, renovate old ones, and upgrade by adding steps, railings, spas, and more, we also can address any problems that may arise with your existing pool. Even high-end, luxury pools that are built with durable materials and solidly constructed will eventually have some maintenance issues. We understand how to identify and fix all manner of pool problems because we have been in the pool repair business for the past three decades.

One of the most common reasons to contact a Santa Ana pool repair provider is to locate and eliminate a leak. Water loss from evaporation may be as high as a quarter-inch per day and two inches per week, depending on humidity and weather, but more than that most likely indicates a hidden leak in the pool. The pool technicians at Orange County Pools and Spas have long experience at dealing with pool leakage, and they are equipped with state-of-the-art electronics that enable them to locate the leak extremely quickly. If there is a crack or a pinhole puncture in the pool’s side or bottom, we will find it. If the sealing is broken, and seepage is making its way through concrete or around tiles, we will put a stop to it.

Affordable Pool Repair

A second problem Santa Ana pool repair professionals must sometimes deal with is lime build up or black mold that is clinging to the pool surface. Power cleaning equipment can remove all of this unsightly and unhealthy grime and make your pool look like new again. Hard water can lead to lime build up, and wearing the same swim suit in the pool as you did in the ocean can lead to black mold formation. Thus, preventative maintenance practices may help in the future, but Orange County Pools and Spas can come to eliminate the immediate problem.

At Orange County Pools and Spas, we can also attend to your malfunctioning pool equipment. If pumps, chlorine dispensers, heaters, valves, fountains, lights, and other pool equipment is failing to perform properly, we can examine it and correct the problem. Our Santa Ana pool repair technicians know what to look for and what to listen for in detecting the issue. A noisy pump, for example, may signal a loose bearing or seal, but a pump that won’t prime may have an air leak. If filter-pressure won’t drop, the filter is likely clogged. We have the tools and expertise to get to the root of the problem and solve it in a timely fashion.

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Orange County Pool Builder

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Orange County Pool Builder

We at Orange County Pools and Spas are an Orange County pool builder that is capable constructing for you a luxurious pool of any shape, size, and description. We serve all of Orange County, CA, southern Los Angeles, and the surrounding areas. With more than three decades of experience, a dedicated and highly trained crew, and all the most powerful modern pool construction equipment, there really is no pool or spa job that we cannot handle.

Not only are we an Orange County pool builder that possesses the necessary expertise to design and build all manner of pools, but we also believe in letting our clients customize their pools to the fullest possible extent. To this end, we use powerful pool design software that can create thousands of possibilities and put them before you on-screen as a “virtual tour.” This makes it easier for you to see if the pool the computer is visualizing is the one you were visualizing in your mind, and we can keep making adjustments until the two are indeed a perfect match.

Custom Swimming Pool & Spa Designed To Suit Your Needs

We understand that the shape and size of your pool must conform to the use you plan to put it to. A long, rectangular pool might be ideal for swimming practice and water sports, while a small oval-shaped pool might be a better option when aiming for a “relaxation enclave.” The color and style of the in-pool and around-pool tiling must be a good fit for your nearby home. Plants, boulders, rock walls, mid-pool fountains, waterfalls flowing from spa to pool, and more are all options, but all elements must form a coherent whole. We are an Orange County pool builder that respects your wishes for your pool but also offers you our advice to help you plan out a pool that perfectly fits your needs.

At Orange County Pools and Spas, we use only the highest quality of materials in building your pool. Primarily, this means utilizing the renowned products of National Pool Tile. These tiles are strong, durable, stain-resistant, easy to clean, and exceptionally ornate. National Pool Tile also produces beautiful decorative concrete, deck pavers, stone pool features, and swimming pool finish. Using these kinds of top-tier products is one of the main keys to being a first-rate Orange County pool builder. The other keys, having the tools, experienced personnel, and dedication to excellence that it takes to always do the job right are part and parcel of what defines Orange County Pools and Spas.


Fullerton Pool Service

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Fullerton Pool Service

If you are looking for a Fullerton pool service that can accommodate every pool-related need you will likely ever have, consider availing yourself of the pool experts at Orange County Pools and Spas. We have 33 years of experience in designing, installing, remodeling, and servicing all manner of pools and spas. We are fully licensed to operate in California serve Fullerton and all of Orange County, along with southern L.A., Pomona, and all nearby areas.

We are committed to providing a Fullerton pool service that is second to none in quality and yet still affordable. We give you upfront prices, transparent contracts, timely job completion, and meticulous attention to detail in all of the work we do. We are fully insured and make it a point to always put safety first. We also make ourselves easy to contact, so you can quickly get answers to all of your important questions. If you need to make last-minute changes, we can accommodate you. In short, our policy is to provide you with efficient, friendly, budget-conscious pool services of the highest possible quality.

Let Us Help You Achieve Your Dream New Pools & Spas

Our clients are given literally thousands of options when they come to us to have a new pool installed. Our Fullerton pool service uses high-tech software programs that allow you to peruse a plethora of possibilities and to go on a “virtual tour” of your chosen pool design before we even begin to build it. Shape your pool as a rectangle, oval, “kidney bean,” free-form, or any other way you choose. After excavation, we will surface your pool with National Pool Tile decorative tiles and hardscapes. Not only can you choose the color and design of tiles on your pool floor and walls, but you can also surround your pool with decorative concrete and deck pavers. If an old pool needs to be demolished first or if you need a resurfacing, restoration, or remodeling job done, our staff is well equipped to handle those tasks as well.

We at Orange County Pools and Spas do not limit our Fullerton pool service to pools alone, but as the name implies, we can install for you a luxurious and relaxing spa. You can place the spa detached from the pool or connected to it. We can also add waterfalls, fountains, fire pits, an outdoor kitchen, and more to your pool zone to make it as enjoyable for you and your guests as possible. At Orange County Pools, we always go the extra mile to beautify your pool area and make your vision become a reality.