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Swimming Pools Specialists

New Swimming Pool Construction
Los Angeles and Ventura County swimming pool contractor with over 28 years of experience, fully licensed, bonded and insured. Here at National Pools we will provide an understandable estimate with detailed descriptions of what you will get. Choose the experience and honesty that National Pools can provide for your custom new swimming pool project.
New spa construction
Why not have pleasant nights of relaxation on your home? Spas and Hot-tubs are becoming really popular as they incorporate water features on your backyard. When choosing to build a pool and spa, it is really important to hire a professional to work with you on the complete process. All of our spa & hot tubs are built to your needs and budget requirements; contact us for an immediate consultation.
Infinity Pool Construction
Infinity pools are called endless pools sometimes because the way they are constructed that looks like and ocean. There’s nothing as beautiful as an infinity swimming pool. Unfortunately infinity pool construction cost more than a regular gunite pool due to extra materials, plumbing and the equipment used for infinity swimming pools. Engineering requirements as well as structural City regulations are just another factor why infinity pools are cost wise higher. National Pools will love the opportunity to work with you building your dreamed infinity pool.
Lap Pool Construction
Lap pools should be designed with a minimun of 40feet of length. Lap pool construction takes the same amount of time, as a free-form pool and the cost are very similar. An automatic pool cover, shallow depth and a pool solar water system will benefit your lap pool construction. Please browse on our website for more information or give our staff a call for a free consultation for your lap pool needs.
Small Swimming Pool Construction
Here at National Pools our design staff is excellent at maximizing the space available and building small swimming pools. Small pool construction will cost less due to the fact less material is used being that it’s a small pool. Call us to find out more about building a small swimming pool and check on our current promotions.
Gunite Swimming Pool Construction
Gunite swimming pools have proven themselves to handle soil conditions and stand up to earthquakes, over the years. Gunite will be applied into your pool shell after steel reinforcement has been placed. Gunite pools will last longer and give you less problems when in comes to pool leaks compared to fiberglass or vinyl pools. Please browse on our website for more information.
Swimming Pool Remodel/Renovation
Why not remodeling your existing swimming pool? Here at National Pools we will give new life to your backyard, pool tile, pool coping, pool replaster, pool plumbing, pool electrical. Our company promotes environmental conservation; we will suggest energy efficient pool equipment. Another important part of your swimming pool remodel is getting your pool up to code as per current safety regulations. Call now for a free on site estimate.
Swimming Pool Repair
Got leak on your pool? Here at National Pools we can detect it and fix it right away! Pool Leaks can be very hard to handle. If you suspect that your pool or spa is leaking water, you will probably want to test it. The cure? Early detection and repair. Pool plumbing repairs underground are really common, as well as pool lights, conduits and/or niches, pool structural crack, plaster repair. With over 28 years of experience saving our customers thousand and thousand, National Pools will do it all. Have us help with you pool repair needs!

Swimming Pool Construction Near Power Lines

If you live within City of Los Angeles boundaries, this information is right for you if you are planning to start your swimming pool and/or related structures construction soon. Independent cities such as Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Burbank, West Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge, Glendale and County of LA and others, have their own requirements, please call us to inquire into your specific location, all cities must comply with the most current Building Code but follow their own rules and regulations.

Eventually, all poles and transformers will require maintenance or upgrading for reliability and for the safety of the community. So, one of the conditions of electrical service is access to LADWP facilities, which is generally five (5) feet of unobstructed access.


New swimming pools and spas must be constructed outside of any easement or right-of-way permit and no portion of the water shall be under the high voltage lines. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety will ask for an approved encroachment permit from the LADWP, but it may not be until excavation has been completed which may cost the owner time and money. This applies to any body of water greater that 18” in depth. Most of the easements are 5′ from the rear property line, but in order to avoid the encroachment application process you would need to have an additional 10’1” from the 5′ easement (15’1” total), which most of the properties in Los Angeles, don’t have.


Everyone loves a nicely landscaped yard but think ahead when planting around utility poles or under overhead power lines. Tall growing trees are never a good idea under wires as they may cause power outages if there is contact with a power line. Also, all utility poles will eventually need replacement, so any plants and foliage surrounding it will be destroyed.

The process is tedious and long, here is a list of steps to follow:

  1. Prepare your site plan to scale and have 2 copies ready to submit to LADWP (this could be done before or after obta3ining your LADBS permit application number), these sets must be mailed to the Real State Division or deliver in person to LADWP.
  2. You must fill out an encroachment application, the application is free of cost to the LADWP customer.
  3. Be patient and follow up, current processing times can be up to 4 months.
  4. LADWP inspector may require a site visit to conclude the process. Once your encroachment application has been approved, you can resume your building application process with LADBS.

If you are planning construction near LADWP power lines and equipment, or in proximity to utility easements, contact LADWP directly, we can assist you as best as we can but please keep in mind every job, every situation, every site is different, we hold no control over such requirements, inspector may require additional work or modifications to existing plans that can generate extra fees and construction costs.

As your pool contractor, we start this process on your behalf until encroachment application has been approved, then we continue with your building permit process.

I know working with the City may sound difficult and scary, it is important to hire a professional to handle all applications and permits so your construction project doesn’t become affected and delayed, just for saving a couple of bucks you could be at risk of unnecessary big expenses.

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