Why Choose Carefree Pools?

We know that choosing the right pool builder can be a challenge for any homeowner, especially since it's such a "permanent" decision. We're well aware that most homeowners don't have a lot of experience buying swimming pools. It can be hard to tell the difference between builders, and quite frankly, it's easy to make a mistake.


Here are a few things that we think make us a smart choice for any homeowner:

  • 30+ years experience and reputation. (Same name, same company, same place for more than three decades.)
  • Permanent Design Center. (We're a serious business; We're not working out of the back of a pickup truck.)
  • Member of APSP (The international Association of Pool and Spa Professionals that sets the standards for the industry.)
  • Advanced Expertise With Custom Designs. (We have extensive experience with vanishing edge, perimeter overflow and many other advanced features.)
  • Member of Carecraft (A select group of pool builders from around North America who pass rigorous standards of reputation, quality control, and customer relations management.)
  • Focus on Labor Savings and Energy Efficiency. (We believe in building pools that are energy efficient, long-lasting, and take care of themselves.)


Carefree Pools and Spas was established in 1979 under the direction of Mike McClure, the president and owner. This is a family owned and operated business. Mike is proud of his friendly staff and excellent customer service which is there to assist the pool buyer every step of the way. Carefree provides free pool estimates which include measuring your backyard, providing you with a scaled drawing of your yard with a custom designed pool, and a quote of the pool package. We also provide 100% financing with no money down (OAC), terms of 5 to 20 years, and excellent rates. (Please call or e-mail us for more information.)


Carefree Pools and Spas is very proud to offer you the personalized professional service and attention to detail that a production oriented company is unable to match. We are determined to make your pool building experience a pleasant and enjoyable one, and for this reason every phase of construction receives our personal attention and supervision.


Our craftsmen will provide for you the solid construction that Carefree Pools and Spas is famous for. After your pool is built, we'll be there with an unsurpassed reputation and guarantee. Our professional staff and service department are ready to serve you.


Carefree Pools and Spas also offers several special options to give each customer the opportunity to customize their own backyard. Some of our most popular features include the Caretaker in-floor cleaning systems, dramatic water scapes (fountains, waterfalls, caves, creeks) creative lighting innovations for both pool and landscape, and the ultimate all tile interior pool finish.


We will gladly furnish a list of happy customers upon request, and we welcome the opportunity to have you view our pools in the central valley and central coast.


We are proud to feature the best the pool industry has to offer.

APSP – “The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals”

APSPThe APSP is the world's largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, hot tub and recreational water industries. APSP is the leading industry advocate promoting professional best practices through education, industry standards, and safety.


APSP members adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.


The APSP effectively replaced another well-known industry organization known as “National Pool and Spa Institute” or NSPI in 2006.


More information at: The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals


APSP Member Code of Ethics

All members of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals agree to observe and be dedicated to the following principles and policies:

  • To promote the concepts of free enterprise and service to the public and the industry.
  • To strive continually to gain respect for the industry, both in the local community and on the regional and national levels.
  • To contribute to the health, safety and welfare of the public in the installation, maintenance and operation of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, and to comply with applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • To support efforts to improve swimming pool, spa and hot tub products and services, and to encourage research and development of new materials, techniques and methods.
  • To avoid statements which will mislead customers in advertising and other efforts to sell products.



CarecraftCarecraft is composed of pool/spa designers, builders, and accessory & supply retailers across the United States who have joined together to form a nationwide member-owned association. Only select industry professionals are invited to join, and all must pass rigorous standards of quality control, reputation, and customer relations, in addition to customer concern of each company.


Carecraft was created for consumers to ensure the highest quality in all aspects of pool design & construction. When you invest in a Carecraft member company, you are assured of the finest equipment and experienced workmanship, all at a price that is tailored to your budget and lifestyle.


More information at: CARECRAFT


Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association

Santa MariaThe Santa Maria Valley Contractors Association provides host of benefits to the community, such as:

  • A voice in government on issues impacting the construction industry
  • Quarterly dinner meetings featuring timely speakers
  • Free safety videos for your Cal-Osha required safety meetings
  • Construction industry forms and books
  • A multitude of reference materials


The SMVCA hosts several special events throughout the year allowing an excellent opportunity for business professionals to network with their peers in the construction industry. These include:

  • All Trades Training Program featuring Construction Boot Camp.
  • Scholarships awarded to students in construction related majors
  • Associates Night/Employee Recognition Night
  • Spring and Fall Golf Tournaments
  • The Association's yearly Installation and Awards Night


More info at www.smvca.org.