Construction FAQs

How long does the building process take?

Depending on the extent of your project, a new pool takes approximately 8-12 weeks from the time permits are issued.

When is the best time to install a swimming pool?

The best time to build a pool is now! A swimming pool and spa offer year round enjoyment in Southern California, and the sooner you start your project, the sooner you will be enjoying it with your family and friends!

I already have plans from another designer- can you use those?

Yes! We work with several landscape designers and architects and build their designs! Plans can be emailed to, and we’ll contact you for an onsite meeting.

Do you offer financing?

Yes! For more information or to start your application visit our financing page.

Will a pool increase the value of my home?

Most studies show that in Southern California, a pool will increase the value of your home, depending on where your home is located. Consult with your realtor for specifics on how adding a pool may contribute to your home value or increase its rental value.

What about warranties? Is my investment well-protected?

Warranties are very important. At Atlas Pools, Inc., we offer one of the best guarantees in the swimming pool industry. We are confident in the product we build and we offer a warranty that backs it up. A warranty is only as good as the company that issues it. Dozens of pool builders go out of business each year. If they’re gone, so is your warranty. We’ve been in business since 1996 and warranty all our own work.

How much work is involved in owning and caring for a swimming pool?

In the past, pool maintenance was somewhat of a chore. But with today’s technology and conveniences, owning a swimming pool is easy! Pre-programmed filtration and heating can all be automated. Automatic pool cleaners and various sanitizing devices also make your pool simple to maintain. Atlas Pools will start up your pool so you can begin enjoying it right away, and connect you with a trusted service company for weekly maintenance.

Should I consider building my own pool as an owner/builder?

No. Even the experts encounter challenges during pool construction. Years of experience, knowledge, and specific training lead to effective solutions that produce our superior quality finished products. And remember, it can be very difficult (if not impossible) to manage your warranties without a General Contractor. We have been called on many times to finish a pool started by an owner/builder or to correct costly mistakes made by sub-contractors who would not honor their warranties. For more information, click here:

I have a very small yard. Can I still have a pool?

Yes! Our design team has created amazing pools and outdoor spaces in yards large and small. They can work with the most challenging properties. You’ll be surprised by our innovative solutions that can turn your dreams into a beautiful backyard resort. Before you give up on your impossibly small yard or hillside location, call us for a free consultation and we’ll discuss ways to turn your yard and dreams into plans!

Do pools contribute to the drought?

Water agency studies have proven that residential swimming pools require considerably less water to maintain than the grass they replace. Plus, the backyard will soon become the new favorite spot for the family to hang out together!

How should I decide on the design of my pool?

Each property has unique features that should be considered when your pool is being designed. So does your family! We’d love to meet with you at your home to discuss your pool needs and desires. We will ask you how you intend to use your pool. Is exercise important? How about family use? What about location? Where will the pool look best when viewed from your home? Our design team will consider the variables of your unique yard and prepare a custom design to maximize function, beauty, and create your dream space.

Are there any additional options available to add to my pool?

Of course! As a custom pool builder, we design and build exceptional spaces. Pools with glass walls, fire bowls, fire walls, deck jets, light shows, underwater windows. Tell us your desire and we’ll make it happen!