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San Diego's Best Pools

Step into our swimming pool fantasy


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Photo by Priddy Smith

A Kid's Paradise

Del Mar

65,000 - 70,000 gallons
9 feet deep
75-foot waterslide
2,000-gallon koi pond
Four-feature waterfall
Spa at the very top

The owners built the pool before they built their house. Keeping their six children in mind, they wanted a place for them to hang out and have fun while everything else was under construction.

It took about nine truckloads and nearly 180 tons of natural boulders to create the cascading rocky landscape.

The ficus tree, with its mossy yet sturdy branches, was craned in and chosen specifically to hold the rope swing.

The pool has an underwater swim-through grotto.

Owned by Jeffrey and Karen Dunham
Designed by Josh Lawson, formerly of San Diego Pools
Maintained by Brian Costelloe of Pacific Paradise Pools and Spas and Dave Ericson of Secret Gardens Landscape

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