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Lake Forest Pool Contractor | Splash Pools and Construction

Lake Forest Pool Contractor Features Elegant Pool and Spa

We are excited to share with you this fantastic video of a lake forest swimming pool, built by Splash Pools and Construction. We build swimming pools and spas in the Lake Forest, CA area. This beautiful Lake Forest swimming pool and spa features a modern black tile rim-flow spa that is gorgeous. The rectangular swimming pool adds to the modern look of this yard and has an elegant stone back wall surrounding the pool and scupper water features add movement.

In addition to the beautiful pool and spa in the backyard, we also built the BBQ and patio areas. The landscaping in the front yard was also designed and installed by Splash Pools. We are the one stop for outdoor design and construction projects, in Lake Forest and surrounding areas. Swimming pools are our specialty, but we can do the whole project, landscape, outdoor structures, outdoor living areas, fireplaces, masonry and more.

Finish off the look of your backyard with elegant outdoor furniture, lounge chairs and decor. This homeowner added great finishing touches with the American Flag artwork above this fireplace and conch shell on the mantle. If you need it, we can help add the finishing touch to your new backyard through our Finishing Touch Design Services, just call and ask.

Looking for a Lake Forest pool contractor?

Splash Pools is ready to start on your Lake Forest swimming pool and spa! We are located in Chino, but work in Orange County on a regular basis. As a family-owned and operated business, we make it our priority to provide the best service and quality construction to our homeowners. We rely on happy homeowners to refer us to their friends and family to continue our business. Please call us today to get started on your new swimming pool and spa in Lake Forest–909-614-1333!

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2017 Pool Design Trends | Splash Pools and Construction

2017 Pool Design Trends

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The following are five design trends that we see for swimming pools in 2017.

1. Smaller Pools

We see a trend of smaller pools and more projects that are spa only. People used to want to fit as large of a pool as possible into their backyard, but the 2017 pool design trends to people wanting a smaller pool or spa only with plenty of space for an outdoor living area, outdoor kitchen or other lounging area. This works well with small Southern California backyards where space is already limited. We consider a pool to be smaller if it is less than 600 square feet.

2017 Pool Design Trends, small pools

2. Water Features

Water features are still very popular and can be added to a pool or as a separate focal point in the back or front yard. We’ve designed and installed anything from deck jets and waterfalls in pools to stand alone three tiered foundations and large rock water feature walls. The image below is an acrylic sphere rotating water feature sitting in a bed of natural rocks.

2017 Pool Design Trends, water features

3. Fire Features

Fire features with pools and water features are very trendy right now. The technology available for fire features allows us to be able to construct fire feature bowls on pedestals in swimming pool so that they appear to be floating. We can also add fire features surrounding the pool or in addition to a stand alone water feature. If you look back at our blog post about the new pool in Yorba Linda you can see the custom water and fire feature that we built.

2017 Pool Design Trends, fire features

4. Acrylic Wall Pools

Raised pools with acrylic walls are definitely a 2017 pool design trend! After building several pools with acrylic walls for Toll Brothers, we have received request after request for a similar design. Acrylic wall pools require coordination with a structural engineer and attention to detail. The 2.5” thick pieces of acrylic must fit perfectly into slots within columns to maintain the structural integrity and prevent leaks. Depending on the layout of the yard, acrylic has been craned over the house for installation because of the weight. The good news is that we know how to do this and have built several acrylic wall pools.

2017 Pool Design Trends, acrylic walls, acrylic pool, glass pool

5. Clean Sleek / Modern Look

Modern style pools with a clean sleek look are also a 2017 pool design trend. Most people are choosing straight lines, vanishing or overflow edges and contemporary design elements. The most interesting thing about this trend is that a lot of people with traditional style homes are opting for a modern style backyard and pool–the styles are being mixed together and that is okay! If you have a Tuscan or Spanish style home, it’s okay to add a contemporary style pool.

2017 Pool Design Trends, modern design, contemporary poolSplash Pools and Construction Builds Trend-Setting Pools

Splash Pools and Construction is a Southern California Pool Builder. Our Owner, Jeff Stephenson, has been in the pool industry for more than thirty years! We attend trade shows, work closely with material manufacturers and work with experienced landscape architects to make sure we are up to date with current design trends. Call us today to get started on your 2017 Swimming Pool!

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2017 Outdoor Living Areas | Splash Pools and Construction

Outdoor Living Area, Outdoor Entertaining

2017 Outdoor Living Areas–Ideas!

Your outdoor living area really becomes an extension of your home when it is designed properly. The trend is sometimes called outdoor rooms or bringing the indoors out––how properly worded that your outdoor space is an extension of your home in both comfort and accessibility.

Having a home with large windows and doors to visually or physically have easy access outdoors is the first step. Next, you want to make sure that your outdoor living area is comfortable with ample seating options and entertainment. We can add fireplace, firepit, TV, relaxing water features, serene landscape and more. Maybe you like to entertain and play a lot games, so comfortable seating with tables would be a great choice. We can design built in seating areas and bar areas for seating. It is also great to add outdoor furniture to your living area. There are beautiful sofas that are made with outdoor fabrics so that you can have very comfortable seating. Don’t forget to have a big and comfortable outdoor dining area!

2017 Outdoor Living Areas

Your outdoor living area would function best with a covered structure, whether is a wood patio structure, fabric canopy, extension of the house or stand alone structure, we can help!

Patio Structure, Outdoor Living Area, 2017

With the addition of another space to all the spaces that already need to be cleaned and maintained, we can help you make material selections for a low-maintenance outdoor living (to the best of our abilities!).

Splash Pools and Construction will help you design a new Outdoor Living Area that is current with design trends, meets your needs and will function well.

2017 Outdoor Living Areas

Splash Pools worked closely with Toll Brothers on many of their model home pools (pictured above) that included beautiful and functional outdoor living areas. We are licensed for pools, landscaping and outdoor structures. Call us today for your free estimate and to get started on your 2017 outdoor living area.

Check to make sure we service your area, call today. 909-614-1333


Beautiful Pool & Outdoor Living area, Etiwanda Pool Builders, Splash Pools & Construction

Etiwanda Pool Builders

When looking for pool builders in Etiwanda, no need to look any further than Splash Pools and Construction.  At Splash Pools and Construction, there is nothing more important to our business, than our customers.  It is our goal to make your pool building experience a positive and enjoyable one. We understand that your input and ongoing feedback is vital to creating a successful design. That’s why we take time up front to get to know you and your family, visit your home and get a feel for your vision and needs.  This philosophy is evident in our motto, Building RELATIONSHIPS, Not Just Pools

Etiwanda Pool Design & Construction

Pools are our passion, and we are always happy to answer questions and address any concerns about the process and costs.  We’ll never leave you in the dark about the progress of your pool, nor do we wish to shut you out of the construction process. To the contrary, we actively encourage your participation in every phase with regular communication and follow-up calls. Your happiness is our number one priority.

Customer Satisfaction

This commitment to customer satisfaction is also apparent in the superior quality of our product. Award winning design, an uncommon attention to detail, use of only the best materials and tradesmen available and a personal sense of pride in our work are just a few things that make our work stand out above our competitors.   Contact Splash Pools and Construction today for a no obligation consultation to begin building the backyard you have always dreamed of.



As an Etiwanda Pool Builder, Splash Pools and Construction is a family owned and operated California pool builder serving San Bernardino, Riverside, Orange County and the surrounding areas of the Inland Empire for over 30 years.  Splash Pools offers custom pool design, pool construction, pool remodel, outdoor living and landscaping services that Etiwanda homeowners can trust. 

Splash Pools and Construction is a proud member of the National Plasterers Council (NPC) as well as the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), the premier trade association representing the international pool and spa industry. We are active members of the Chino Valley Chamber of Commerce as well as the Better Business Bureau

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