We are the most experienced pool construction team in Santa Barbara.



The size, layout, slope, permitting zone and aesthetics of your property contribute to the unique challenges that stand between your vision and reality. We can help you navigate the process and you can be confident that what we propose is possible.

Value Engineer

We use the best vendors and subcontractors in the industry. We will guide you with choosing materials and equipment. Our construction team has extensive experience from building hundreds of Californian pools, where to invest, and where you can save.



Santa Barbara has a unique permitting culture that a first-time pool builder may find frustrating. However, at Pacific Pools, we know what designs are allowed under code, and likely to be approved, saving you money and time on excessive permitting revisions.


We do quality work, use quality materials and follow superior building practices to provide a great end product. Whether we are remodeling, or building a new pool, our experienced construction team will turn your backyard dreams into reality.



Our Pool & Spa Construction Services include…

  • Conceptual Designs & Working Drawings

  • Permits, Planning & Engineering

  • Materials & Selections

  • Hydraulic Designs, Layout & Drawings

  • Resurfacing (plaster, tile, pebble finishes)

  • Automation and Equipment Upgrades

  • Plumbing & Equipment Relocation

  • Coping & Decking Upgrades

  • Deck-O-Seal Installation

  • Tile Restoration

  • Automatic Covers

  • Electrical & Lighting Safety Analysis

  • Code Compliance

  • Engineering Services

  • Residential & Commercial Pools & Spas

  • Caisson Construction

  • Fountains

  • Water Gardens & Koi Ponds

  • Splash & Play Pads

  • Solar Heating



About our Pool Construction Team…

With over 100 years of combined experience, Pacific Pools is the most experienced and talented pool construction team in Santa Barbara. Each member of the team offers a unique point of differentiation to create a seamless experience throughout the visioning, design, estimating, permitting, demo, and construction process.


Clay Hunt, President & Owner
Along with overseeing general operations, Clay takes a keen interest in how to best care for our clients needs. Clay brings more than 20 years of experience in the pool industry but it’s his love for people and his respect for client and team relationships that has had the greatest effect on the business and company culture.


Ernesto Nungaray, Project Supervisor
Ernesto specializes in pool and spa layout, plumbing, construction, remodeling, excavation and equipment operations, along with assisting Jeremey with project planning and execution. Ernesto has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, on more than 500 pool constructions right here in Santa Barbara.


Specialty Services

If it has water in it, we can build it, maintain it, fix it, optimize it, and transform it into something better. Our specialty services include tile restoration, custom koi pond and fountain construction and smart home automation. We can help you create the outdoor space you have always dreamed of.




Koi ponds & water gardens


smart home automation

“Our mission is to build and maintain pools of the highest quality, and in the process, build and nurture relationships, with the greatest of care.”