WE SPECIALIZE IN
ULTRA CUSTOM POOLS & SPAS
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.
WE TAKE PRIDE
IN OUR WORK
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.
EXPERIENCE MATTERS WHEN
BUILDING A POOL
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 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.”
"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."
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF EXPEREINCE
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.
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.
COMMERCIAL DIVISION SALES/PROJECT MANAGER
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.
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!
SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER
Corey Greenwood started with San Diego Pools over 13 years ago and has experience in every phase of pool construction.
COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
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.
KIM “RED” BARRETT
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!
Mike Glas started working with Ken King in 1980 and really got a chance to learn the custom pool market. Together they had a great run of many custom-hands-on pool projects. In 2000, Mike went on to start his own custom pool company, Resort Pools. Resort Pools took off, and for 10 years things were great! Mike was able to travel to several countries in Europe, Mexico and his second home Costa Rica. In 2010, Mike stopped building in Costa Rica and returned to San Diego. Mike then joined Ken again at San Diego Pools.
Dan 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.
Cory 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.
Garrett is our youngest Team Member. As the son of Josh Lawson the head of our Commercial Division, he has grown up in the pool industry and is having a great impact on our service division. Customer service is in his nature and he loves making sure our clients are happy!