About Mr. Carlos Pools

“Relax. Enjoy. Live.”

At Mr. Carlos Pools, we have a simple philosophy: “Relax. Enjoy. Live.” From the moment you first call us, through the design and construction process, till long after your pool is completed, you can RELAX, because you’re in the hands of experts. You can ENJOY your amazing backyard enhancement, because we’ve taken all the nuisance and worry out of it. And you can LIVE your life the way you want to, with all the backyard amenities you’ve hoped for.

Our History

Founded by Carlos Arenas in 1959, Mr. Carlos Pools has served the greater Los Angeles and Orange County areas for nearly 6 decades. Carlos set the standard for high-level service and high-quality design, and was voted "California Business Man of the Year" in the 1970's. Our current owner Mr. Gary Gunderson purchased the company in 2000 and continued the tradition of high-value custom pool design and construction.

Over the past 6 decades, we’ve satisfied more than 10,000 southern California homeowners with beautiful backyard swimming pools.

Our Owner, Gary Gunderson

Gary Gunderson started in the pool business more than 4 decades ago, servicing pools of all shapes and sizes, all over greater LA. This gave him tremendous insight and experience with problem-solving, and recognizing the right and wrong ways to design and build a pool. Thus, he was perfectly positioned to take over the operation of Mr. Carlos Pools at the turn of the century.

Gary has continued the tradition of building high-value, high quality pools, with a wide range of options. But perhaps most important is his dedication to satisfaction after the job is complete. If you ever have questions about your pool, Gary is only a phone call away.


10 Reasons People Love Mr. Carlos Pools…

There are many reasons more than 10,000 people happily choose and recommend Mr. Carlos Pools. Here are a few of them:

  1. EXTREMELY EXPERIENCED – Servicing, designing, building and renovating pools since 1959, using many of the same skilled craftsman for 10 to 20 years or more. You won’t find much more experience than that!
  2. HIGHLY SATISFIED CUSTOMERS – You can’t stay in business for six decades if you’re not keeping your customers happy. Check out our reviews online, and you will see we’re a Southern California favorite.
  3. BUDGET FRIENDLY – Our high-volume gives us economies of scale that other pool builders simply can’t match. That’s why we can get you into a brand-new inground Gunite swimming pool for as low as $24,995.
  4. EXOTIC CUSTOM DESIGNS – We can handle any challenges, including such advanced features as vanishing edge, perimeter overflow, pools built “above grade,” and more.
  5. ONGOING SERVICE AFTER THE SALE – We have trained technicians readily available to support you long after the construction and warranty period is over. If you need help with anything related to your pool, just give us a call!
  6. BUSINESS SHOWROOM – We’re not some fly-by-night, “working out of the back of a truck” company that’s here today but gone tomorrow. We’ve got a formal business showroom loaded with options and features, plus a massive warehouse for equipment and supplies.
  7. ENERGY-EFFICIENT EQUIPMENT – Our pools and spas are more energy-efficient than ever, thanks to the Jandy Pro Series equipment we use. That includes variable-speed pumps, high-efficiency heaters, LED lights, and our world-famous Versa Plumb system that maximizes the hydraulic efficiency between all of the equipment.
  8. EXTENDED WARRANTIES – We offer a full three-year warranty on all major pool equipment. That’s TRIPLE the industry standard!
  9. SOLAR HEATING – One of the best and lowest-cost ways to get more enjoyment out of your pool is to add solar heating. This is one of our specialties.
  10. Se Habla Espanol! – We’re a very inclusive operation here at Mr. Carlos Pools. You’ll feel right at home, no matter where you’re from, or what language you speak..

Customer Testimonials

It’s very important to us that our clients are happy with our work. That’s why we’re so happy to see their kind words in response. Click here to see all our testimonials.

Working with Architects

Mr. Carlos Pools is happy to work with your homebuilder and/or architect to implement their creative design. Here’s one example from a recent project:


For more information about Mr. Carlos Pools, give us a call at (626) 332-8731. Or use our online Webform here.