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Let’s go surfing… after we take a dip in the pool.


Swimming pools and spas come in all shapes and sizes but none have a champagne acrylic spa suspended over the pool.  This spa is constructed using stainless steel structural members welded to a stainless steel post that extends down below the pool floor.  The stainless steel coping allowed one time access for the installation of the hydrotherapy jets within the curved structural members.  The straight wall has the majority of the plumbing behind the acrylic panels with the equipment piping in view when the system is off.  This required every nut, bolt, pipe run, fittings, and all glue joints to be PERFECT, nothing less was acceptable.  Great for the technical minded owner.  The all glass tile quarter circle pool was built with a stainless steel coping and rotating post which is designed to allow the interior quarter circle of the house floor to rotate from inside the house to outside the house and cover the pool and be used for outdoor dancing.  Although the motor mechanism was never installed, the pivot point of the floor was installed in the square corner of the pool and the movable interior floor was never installed, the pivot point of the floor was installed in the square corner of the pool and the movable interior floor was constructed.  Needless to say, the design of the house windows completely opening up to the pool area and the proximity to your own beach and the public beach make for a great party place.


Silver Award Winner Swimming Pool

Swimming Soaking or Viewing

The owners of this swimming pool really wanted a swimming pool and spa design that would blend with the surrounding area.  Starting with the spa they took their cue from the natural hot springs found in the mountains, as the jets churn the water and people get in the spa the water level raises up and out of the sloped deck and into a slot drain surrounding the spa.  The water then travels down a series of large flat stones in the river bed and into the 825 square foot lagoon located at the base of the pool. The second spa is located outside of the master bedroom.  The swimming pool design has a Baja shelf adjacent to the beach entry where little people can play and have a great time. There is a complete outdoor kitchen and serving bar for guests who can swim up and take a seat at the counter.  After the sun goes down and it cools off everyone can sit around the fire pit and make Smores.

This Silver Winner for the Geometric Pool category features; a jumping rock, perimeter over-flow edge, spa-attached concrete, vanishing edge, zero-entry, and a fire pit.

Picture Perfect


This all-tiled spa and pebble finished pool combination includes an intricate fountain located at the far end of the pool this is the definition of a geometric swimming pool. However, the water feature is the star of the show in this backyard filled with such beauty.  The wall on the front side of the fountain is covered with specialty scallop glass tile that creates a wave pattern for the water to run over the sparkles in just the right light.  Water trickles down the elaborate wall and ends up in the pool. The 48-foot pool is met at the other end by a wading area for the kids. The all-tile spa could have the best seat in the house, turn on the jets and relax as you watch the big screen TV behind the outdoor kitchen.  It is perfect solution after a long day at work.

Swimming Pools Batting Cages or Both?

“Oh my gosh look at the time!  Johnny grab your bat bag and Suzie grab your swim bag we have to leave for your practices now and we won’t be home until dinner so make sure to bring your homework.  Let’s go.”

If you haven’t experienced this scene then you can only imagine the value of thisswimming-pools-batting-cage-mission-pools swimming pool batting cage combination.  It’s an ultimate multiuse backyard.  Image the birthday parties, the groups of teenage boys competing, wrestling, the teenage girls dangling their feet in the pool talking about all those incredibly important things teen girls talk about, being mature and immature simultaneously a skill perfected by either group of teens.

We can turn a backyard vision into reality and that is our specialty.  Bring us your visions and our team of swimming pool and spa designers will transform them into buildable plans.

The Auto Cover Gold Award was earned for this project.  Maximizing the use of your backyard is as easy as calling Mission Pools San Diego Swimming Pool Builder since 1960.

A Bit of Brazil – a swimming pool award winner

Mission Pools Master Pools Guild 2013 Silver Winner - a San Diego tropical port with a touch of BrazilOur clients wanted something completely different in their front yard, and I would say they accomplished that.  This aquatic paradise is complete with ponds, grotto, and a spa each with rivers and waterfalls running into the 144′ long x 22′ wide swimming pool.  The pool has a swim up bar that features a handmade, special order 24k gold tile on the face of the raised patio area directly behind it.  Just off the spa area is a raised fire pit which almost reminds you of a volcano without the lava flow running off the side.  As you enter the property from the street above you walk down a series of steps that wander in and around the ponds, waterfalls, and the grotto area, each landscaped with exotic one of a kind specimen plants.  Eventually you make your way down to one of the two custom built Ipe (eee-pay) wooden bridges. This wood comes from the Brazilian rainforest and is some of the hardest wood in the world.  The main bridge is embedded with low voltage lights that welcome you to the front door.