Inground pools are more than just a swimming pool, they’re a lifestyle. They transform the average and boring backyard landscape, into a luxurious and exotic home resort.

These aren’t the typical prefabricated fiberglass or vinyl liner pool kits you can pick up at any shop. We custom design your in-ground pool using shotcrete, which allows us to freeform to any shape or size you can think of.

Adding a pool or spa will drastically increase the value of your home. Not only do you benefit from your pool while you live in your home, but you’ll also reap the rewards of your addition when it comes time to sell. With so many shapes and sizes available, it is crucial to have an idea of what you want before you break ground.

Check out the main pool styles to see what design is right for you.


Fiberglass Pools is a trend that’s moving from the East Coast to the West Coast and becoming more and more popular. Our feeling is that 10 years from now, more fiberglass pools than concrete pools will be being built in Los Angeles, Orange County and around Southern California.

The biggest reasons why:

  • They can be installed in weeks instead of months.
  • They’re far more flexible than a concrete pool, which is good for an area that’s prone to earthquakes.
  • Maintenance is way easier on fiberglass pools. Often times, a homeowner can even do it himself.
  • There’s no chemical reaction between the fiberglass and water, unlike the plaster in concrete pools. This adds to their longevity and keeps them looking great for years.
  • The cost is typically comparable to concrete, and on a smaller pool can actually be significantly less.
  • Concrete pools must be re-plastered every 6-8 years to look fresh and new. Fiberglass pools look new even after 20-30 years.

Pacific Outdoor Living has chosen San Juan Pools over all other fiberglass pool manufacturers, since they’ve been in business since 1958, give great service and are the highest quality on the market.

For complete information on fiberglass pools, click here.

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For traditional homes, Formal Pools are a very popular choice. The elegance and structure of the pool adds a show-stopping feature to a backyard.

Formal pools add gridlines to your yard, elongating your outdoor space. Whether you are looking for a pool to swim laps in or something that will stand out and enhance your traditional home design, Formal Pools are the way to go.

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Freeform pools are a very popular style for families with small kids and teens. Freeform pools can be made to custom size requirements and are usually designed in unique shapes. They can include waterfalls, waterslides, spas, retaining walls, or all of the above. They are a great tool for keeping the family outside longer.

Freeform pools are also a great option for homes with a unique layout, as they can be built around any technicalities. Their organic shape lends itself to the landscaping around it but is sure to stand out as a focal point in your space.

If you’re looking for something completely unique to your style and isn’t cookie-cutter, a freeform pool is the style for you.

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Looking for a pool that will not only be functional but also stand alone as an art piece? A Modern style pool may be the answer. Modern pools follow the home trends of the here and now. Typically, modern pools are sleek and stylish with less emphasis on functionality.

Modern pools are complemented nicely by fire features such as fire bowls. The juxtaposition of fire and water creates an exciting element to your space.

Before starting construction on your pool, our award-winning designers create a 3-D design of your remodel so you can get a clear-cut vision into how your home will look when completed. For more inspiration, visit our pools gallery to see more completed modern pool projects.

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Infinity pools have become one of the more popular styles of swimming pools over the years, and for good reason. They turn the average backyard pool into a modern and mysterious art form. An infinity-edge pool (also called negative edge, endless pool, zero edge, disappearing edge, or vanishing edge), gives your pool the effect of extending into the never-ending horizon. There’s a reason that high-end resorts all over the world, use this style of pool. An Infinity pool will transform your backyard into an exotic home resort, that your family will love, and will make your neighbors jealous.

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Before, saltwater pools were more of a luxurious feature that only the most expensive pools had. Nowadays, salt-water has become an affordable, mainstream method of water treatment for inground swimming pools. More people prefer the naturally soft water feel that saltwater provides. This means more enjoyable days of fun in the sun for you and your family. Since salt-water utilizes a chlorine generator, you won’t have to purchase expensive chemicals constantly. That means more money in your pocket, for BBQ supplies and pool toys.

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Pacific Outdoor Living’s Pool and Spa Division, we specialize in creating exotic and enchanting resorts, in your very own backyard. What better way to complete your home resort, then with a relaxing custom spa. No matter if you’re looking for a smaller more intimate spa design, or a larger hot tub to throw parties with friends, we have got you covered. We can design a personalized spa that will blend perfectly with your swimming pool and landscape.

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