For over four decades, San Diego Pools has built a reputation of transforming customer dreams into reality with innovative design and construction, a fact supported our numerous local, state and national awards. We are a San Diego based family owned and operated construction company. The vast majority of our work is done by company employees, giving us total control over timing and quality.
At San Diego Pools, we work hard to incorporate linear designs, natural boulders, water features, eye-popping ultra-modern designs, and illusions, such as our famous “0” edge pool or rim-flow pool. We design and build public pools throughtout the state of California. San Diego Pools began building Custom, Ultra-custom, and Commercial pools in the San Diego area when the only alternative was assembly-line-style construction. We pride ourselves in clearly understanding our client’s personal and environmental needs and ensure all challenges and potential problems are considered before construction begins.
Our designs create an environment of recreation, entertainment, relaxation, beauty and reliability. Our projects are always on time, on budget, without sacrificing quality. It is our commitment to our customers, intricate eye for detail and a demand for quality craftsmanship that has led us to completion of award winning designs. We are the premier residential and commercial pool contractor in California!
“I interviewed all the “big guys” in pool installation before I went with San Diego Pools. Ken and Corey had their work cut out for them. They had to remove a mess and replace it with something beautiful, on a hillside, with no equipment access, and I have dogs. They succeeded. It is beautiful. Best contractor experience ever”
“I want to say thank you to Corey from San Diego pools for making our pool building experience so great. We will remember this great experience for ever. If we ever build a pool again in San Diego theres no doubt we will use SD Pools.”
“My family is so thrilled about our dream pool from SD Pools! Our Sales / Project Manager Josh was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and personable, managing our expectations from initial design through completion.”
“My overall experience with SD Pools has been extremely positive. Kenny King Jr. helped us with equipment choices, some preliminary design elements and some advice on what would work best for our family. “
“Only the best pools in San Diego, Enrique and the King family rocks. I just spent a couple hours lovin my pool. Skim then swim, brush a little and swim some more, a little more brushing a little more swim. Thank you San Diego Pools”
“We had a beautiful spa put in by this company almost three years ago. Just called them with a fix needed. Not only did they remember us and we’re very friendly, (Katie!), they are getting us help tomorrow morning if not sooner. Amazing customer service!”
“San Diego pools helped create a beautiful custom pool for our backyard. They were able to convert a courtyard into a relaxing oasis, which is exactly what we were looking for. Everyone we worked with was professional, punctual and friendly.”
“Thank you San Diego Pools. We love our new pool and spa and very much appreciate the continuous support we have received from Ken King in meeting all of our needs throughout the process. Ken was very responsive to our questions and concerns and made sure we received a beautiful pool.”
“I am thrilled with the outcome of my pool project with San Diego Pools. They are sincere in their desire to deliver a quality and affordable pool for you and treat you like family. You work hard and you deserve to enjoy a pool with your friends and family.”Carl DeMaio
“As we work our way through the planning phase of our backyard pool, it is apparent how masterful Ken King and San Diego Pools is in the pool design and construction process. From the vision he created in our first meeting, to the multiple designs and customized options thoughtfully laid out and explained, my wife Jayme, and I are thoroughly impressed and confident in the team at San Diego Pools. We are excited for the next phase of the process.”Nick Hardwick
In 1976 Ken obtained his own California contractor’s license and began running San Diego Pools. Ken focuses on innovative construction projects, including zero edge pools and the use of natural stone. Ken hand-designs every project and has built over 3000 pools in the San Diego alone.Offering a level of service that is rare among contractors, Ken brings extensive experience, commitment, direct supervision, and unmatched quality to each and every job.
Josh Lawson started with San Diego Pools in 1996. He started off with pool service, worked his way up to project manager, and is now head of our Commercial Division. Josh is one of our top designers and skilled in both residential and commercial sides of the swimming pool industry.
Red Barrett was raised in the back of his parents pool Store in Corona Del Mar CA, and had his 1st pool route at the age of 14 that he did on his bike. Since then he has worked every aspect of the Swimming Pool Industry, form Service Manager and Route Manager to being a Sales Rep for Pool Manufacturing and a Rep for Pool Distribution. Red started designing and working as project manager for Pool construction for San Diego Pools in the Mid 1990s. After 50 years in the pool industry this guy literally lives for swimming pools!
Kenny King is the son of San Diego Pools Owner, Ken King. He is the youngest designer on the team, but has years of experience. Kenny started at San Diego Pools when is he was only 16. He started off digging trenches and has learned every part of the pool building process since then. Kenny brings a fresh, youthful enthusiasm to San Diego Pools.
Dan Cassese was born in New York. His family moved west in the eighties longing for the coast. He moved to San Diego in the nineties. For the last 20 years he has designed some of the most innovative pools and water features.
Jason Ring is one of our newest sales and design expert, but he is not new the pool industry! Jason is an experience pool designer from Sacramento, California and joined the San Diego Pools team in May of 2020.
Corey Greenwood started with San Diego Pools over 13 years ago and has experience in every phase of pool construction.
Enrique Acosta is originally from Northern California and moved to San Diego in 2007. He Graduated from Sacramento State with a Bachelors in Communications and emphasis in Digital Media.Enrique started with San Diego Pools in late 2013, but has worked through the industry. Se Habla Espanol!
Chad Clark started in the pool industry over 20 years ago. He has worked in almost every major trade in the industry and brings a wealth of knowledge to San Diego Pools.
Cory Burgess has been in the pool industry for over 10 years. He previously owned and operated his own pool service company and also work for a electrical contractor for six years. He has worked for San Diego Pools since 2003.
Katie King-Acosta is a born and raised San Diegan. She grew up in East County and studied Business at San Diego State University. As as the Daughter of Ken, She has worked in the pool industry since she could talk. Katie’s main job position is Office manager, but she also works the Home Shows and the San Diego County Fair.
Ashley King is our Advertising Guru! With a Degree from San Diego State in Graphic Design, she heads our Marketing department. Ashley is also one of our talent Pool Studio Designers. Turning our sales teams ideas in to 3D renderings, bring the designs to life.
Tommy is a local San Diegian with a long history in pool service.His Background and knowledge add an edge to our service team.
Tanner comes to us from Northern California. He has a background is Pool Service and is excited to be working in San Diego! Tanner joins Cory Burgess and Tommy Teevin in our Pool Service Divison!