Escondido Pool Builder Team

Bruce Dunn


Principal, Mission Pools

Take a minute and think about a time in your life when you were completely happy. When there was no such thing as stress. When the only thought in your head was "Yes!" Chances are, if you experienced such a moment, you did it in the water.

There's something about a swimming pool that makes us feel alive, and makes us forget the ordinary. Starlit parties. Evening cookouts. Ruthless games of Marco Polo. And double flips with a half twist.

You see, in the end, life's not about how much money you made. How hard you worked. How many awards you won. It's about how much fun you had. No one understands that better than Mission Pools. Because fun is what we do. Better than anyone else in the world.

    Jeff Dunn


    Executive Vice President, Mission Pools

    There's no magic to what we do. Although while sipping a cool drink and watching a sunset dance along the top of your pool, you'd be tempted to think so. No, what gives a Mission Pool its magic is a company-wide obsession with performance.
    Making anything less than the best pool in the world, is unacceptable. Exemplary design. Superlative craftsmanship. Peerless construction. It all comes together in one magnificent creation. But that's not enough. Because the finest pool in the world is worthless, if it's not the pool you expected.
    –Jeffery G. Dunn,
    Executive Vice President

      Brad Bull


      Regional Manager, Riverside & Orange Counties

      Obsessions are generally regarded as unhealthy. Something to be pitied. Or treated; so why is it we coddle ours?
      You see, we're obsessed with the service of our pools. Completely. Why else would we insist on doing our own warranty work? Whether we made the part that needs fixing or not. Why else would we offer service any time, any place, whenever or wherever you need it?
      No other builder backs their work the way we do. And it's likely you won't realize the depth of our obsession for many years. Our pools are too well built. But if someday, something does go wrong, you'll appreciate our strange compulsion. And you'll never want us to be cured.

        Ken Bowden

        KEN BOWDEN

        Designer/Remodels, San Diego County

        When I came to Mission Pools, I found a home. This really is a family. Everyone is willing to help anyone else out. Sure, that's great for us, but our clients have a better experience because of that pitch-in attitude, too.
        Recently I did a repair job while our client was out of town. When they returned, they discovered we have also fixed a problem on a separate spa they owned. They were just blown away by that level of service. I told them it really wasn't anything unusual. It's what Mission Pools does everyday.

          Chris Carney

          CHRIS CARNEY

          Commercial Sales, Orange County

          Our pools may be recognized for their design, but to build the best pools you have to use the best products available. We stand behind every component of our pools from the motors and filtration systems to the finishing plaster. You'll find quality at every step and the finished product is something that everyone can be proud of. What's great about working here at Mission Pools is that they stand behind their people as well.

            Humphrey Casey

            HUMPHREY CASEY

            Commercial Sales, San Diego County

            Anyone can sell someone their dream pool. But actually delivering what you sell is something else. At Mission Pools we do much of the construction in house so we control the quality. When I call on a client, I know we can deliver whatever they want.
            I have confidence in every person I work with at Mission Pools. Knowing everyone at every level is giving one hundred percent makes all our jobs easier. And it gives me the confidence to look my clients in the eye and promise them the best pool in the business.

              Dave Draper

              DAVE DRAPER

              Commercial Sales, Riverside County

              At Mission Pools our commercial division begins working with the contractor, architect and engineers early on in the project in order to minimize the amount of time spent in the Health and Building Departments.
              Commercial contractors put their trust in the construction of their swimming pool, spa, wader or fountain with the experts at Mission Pools. We have been in business since 1960 and we know our way around the inner workings of a commercial job site. They can trust us to use the "Code Of Safe Practices" on all our construction sites.
              Communication and coordination with the other subcontractors working in the area is key to getting the swimming pool recreation area completed on time and ready to open to all the anxious swimmers who will be using the facilities.
              It does not matter the size of the project as it could be an entry fountain for a new condominium complex or a million dollar aquatic center for a school. Every job presents its own unique challenges and opportunities. Others claim to have nothing left to learn, we learn something new every day, that is what keeps us light-years ahead of the other swimming pool contractors.

                Bob Laverty

                ROBERT LAVERTY

                Designer/Sales, San Diego County

                Swimming pools are one thing that everyone seems to enjoy. It's something that our clients share with their family and friends. It's a place where they'll enjoy themselves and create great memories for years to come. That's what I keep in mind when I am working on a pool - how much it means for our clients. It's their dream I'm building.

                  Dennis Miramontes

                  DENNIS MIRAMONTES

                  Designer/Sales, San Diego County

                  Everyday I come to work, I expect to do what other companies may consider "above and beyond" for my clients. However, in all my years at Mission Pools this is considered business as usual. By thinking outside the box, we find ways to create unique and beautiful designs that go beyond swimming pools to actual artwork that enriches the lives of our clients.

                    Dawn Ridgeway

                    DAWN RIDGEWAY

                    Design/Sales, San Diego County

                    My first step is to listen to my homeowners - exactly what do they envision? Then I create a design that allows those visions and dreams to become reality. Mission Pools is founded on honesty, professionalism and reputation for outstanding craftsmanship. I want my homeowners to feel special and take pride in what will become a very big part of their family's lives.
                    With Mission Pools, our homeowners have trust; because we truly care and are committed to quality and making those dreams come true.

                      Mike Roudebush

                      MIKE ROUDEBUSH

                      Senior Manager - Public Works Technical Support Division

                      The key to life is simple.
                      Figure out who you are, who you want to be and then do your best to get there. We are aquatic contractors with no limit to what we strive to build. As aquatic contractors we understand that the construction process can be a series of problems and solutions. The scope of the projects may vary but the quality of the execution should never waiver.
                      Hotels . . . Resorts . . . Municipalities . . . Water Parks . . . Government facilities . . . High Schools and Universities . . . we have built swimming pools for them all. What we have learned in constructing these larger than life pools we bring with enthusiasm to each and every job we do.
                      These types of swimming pools start with the same principals used in residential pool construction, however, the scale of the projects change by large multiples. The process of taking water from the pool, filtering that water, treating it with sanitizers and the placing it back into the pool becomes an engineering feat as the volume of water increases. Plumbing lines and fittings grow exponentially in size to handle the increased volumes and turnover requirements, large three phase pool pumps supply the filters with 1000s of gallons of water per minute, swimming pool filters cleanse the flow, and sanitizing units balance the chemical composition of the water in the swimming pool, spa, wader or toy area of a water park by doing a quick analysis and then communicating the data to the feed pumps where the chemical distribution is achieved and the Health Department requirements for public safety is met all while the facility provides enjoyment to the public.
                      Clients who have used Mission Pools to build their "Projects" include the United States Marines and Navy, universities from the University of California, Davis, south to the University of California, San Diego. There are five star resorts like Pelican Hills in Newport Coast to the Renaissance in Indian Wells. We have not met a swimming project that is too big, too complicated or too challenging for our team of experts at Mission Pools and for this we are thankful and proud. Aquatic construction at this level takes an organization with an excellent talent pool and support from financial institutions in the fields of insurance, bonding and banking. This is support that has been earned from year one of developing relationships. You do not just wake up one day and decide that this is who you want to be.