Our Reviews

Hear what homeowners say about Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling.

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 “Recently we had some pool equipment repairs completed by Gardner Pool company. We were extremely pleased… the work was completed on time and within budget. Definitely a company that operates with high standards of quality work and customer service. The “Nordstom” of the pool business in our opinion.”

Barbara and Rob H

 “All is going great! We REALLY enjoyed the pool and patio last weekend! It was the perfect way to wrap up the summer. Ted and I want to thank you and your team for the fantastic job they did on our backyard oasis. Our vision has become a reality and we love sharing it with our family and friends!

Elizabeth & Ted H

 I am pleased with the total project and thank Mike for a fine job. I would recommend Gardner for pool plastering if any one asked for my recommendation.

Jerry D

 “Just as the men arrived to begin the contracted job on my deck and pool, Mike (Gardner Operations Manager) arrived, introduced himself and with his card told me not to worry about a thing and to call him with any questions. It was a great assurance as this “adventure” of mine began. I was apprehensive that I had made the right decision. It turned out that I had. Each day, Mike appeared, oversaw the workers and was responsive to any concerns that I had. I am very pleased with the result. Thank you.

Anna T

 “I would like to extend to you and your team that had just recently been out to my house in Laguna Niguel to replaster my pool with Pebble Sheen. From start to finish, the job was the best that I have seen done in years. Words cannot described how appreciative I am on such a wonderful experience that Gardner Pool Plastering has done to bring my pool back to life. The crew assigned to complete the job worked in a timely manner, very clean, respectful and extended the hand of being courteous to us. They were very clean, maintained the area and every was just GREAT. I would definitely recommend you and your company. We are so very happy with the outcome. Thank you.

Craig & Fabi M

 “I just wanted to write you a quick note to let you know how absolutely satisfied we are with the excellent work you did replastering our pool. Your individual crews were wonderful, professional, clean and prompt. They were easy to work with to adjust things that we wanted at the last minute. You managed them seamlessly to orchestrate was quick and beautiful replastering and retiling performance. Your quick follow-up and attention to our concerns always impressed us as you made yourself available at a moment’s notice. You under-promised and over-delivered, and we are very happy with the results. Thanks much.

Matt H

 Service was wonderful. Customer Service was wonderful. Phases were orchestrated perfectly. Crews were courteous and considerate. The final result is gorgeous.

Roberta G

 Gardner was great. My pool is beautiful. I love my stone on the back of the pool. Mike and his crews were just the best. Everyone was so professional.

Steve V

 Gardner Pool Plastering remodeled my pool. The experience was great and the pool is new and perfect again. I couldn’t be happier!

Bob S

 We have a very good experience with Gardner Pool. It’s nice to see a good company these days.

Cecil S

 I am very pleased with the results [of my remodel]. Completed in a timely manner as promised. The crew were professional. Thanks for a job well done.

Don H

 Great job! Excellent crew thru the entire job.

Ernie V

 “Gardner just completed a pool remodel for us in Palm Springs, and we’re very pleased with the results. We added length to the pool (a Baja shelf), refinished the pool with PebbleTec, and replaced all of the old equipment. Mike was great — very easy to work with, always responsive, and I never felt like he was trying to sell me something I didn’t need. Pricing was clear and there were no surprises throughout the process.”

Kenny P
Mountain View, CA

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 “We just completed a complete pool remodel with Gardener Pool and Spa. We priced 5 companies and they came in just below the rest. I chose them because they don’t outsource any of the labor. There is no middle-man, which can create issues. We replaced plaster with pebble sheen, replaced the tile, coping, decking, light, added a heater, switched to salt water and got a new pump. It took significant effort to get my quote, which was my only complaint. Once the remodel was set in motion they were consistently reliable and on time. The work was completed in a timely manner and looks beautiful. Mike was very knowledgable and guided us through all the decision making. In the end we are happy with our pool.”

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“Quality work and happy with our end result.”

Chris S

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“We had Gardner Pools “replaster’ our pool in Poway back in 2015. We went with the classic white Pebble fina quartz. It has held up well over the last 4 years. We developed a small rust spot and Gardner came back out. Turned out to be a small piece of re-bar that was causing the problem. They cut a 4” square, removed the offending metal, and patched it. Nearly identical to the surrounding quartz. Chaz was the technician and he was professional, skilled, and efficient. Would highly recommend this company for pool remodeling.

Russell H

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“From the initial visit by my Sales Rep Tom to the Project Manager Karla and of course the Start Up guy Chris, working with Gardner has has been a great experience. I needed to cancel about 6 of my appointments during the project because of conflicts with the other contractors working on my yard, they accommodated all my changes quickly and efficiently. My Spa remodel looks great and everything is working perfect.

Dana M

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Excellent crews and job manager. All work was done on time and as promised. This is a very professional and expertly run company and I would highly recommend them.

Allen Frisch

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Gardner Pool Remodeling was referred to us by friend who was extremely happy with there work. Well I can now say we are another very happy customer. The work was done in a very professional manner on time and with no surprises in fact the did some additional repairs at no charge. When we inquired about it Chase our Project Manager said they always expect a few unseen challenges and they would happy to take care of. Save yourself the headaches, believe me I have been there before, and call Gardner Pool Remodeling you will be happy you did…Mike & Teri Hallameyer”

Teri H

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Very professional crew. All work was done by in-house crews instead of sub-contractors. Cannot ask for a better company for pool remodeling. On time, kept all schedules, responded to calls for follow up details. Highly recommend.

Richard K

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Gardner everything they promised to do! Answered all my questions! Took care of any and all issues I had in a prompt and friendly manner! I would definitely use them again and refer them to my friends!

Pam B

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We highly recommend Gardner Pools. After researching and talking to many swimming pool remodel companies, we’re glad we chose Gardner Pools. They did an excellent job on our swimming pool and spa remodel. The tile and Bella Blue quartz are beautful. They have excellent customer service are courteous and answer all concerns and questions in a timely manner. Our pool guy was very impressed and said he will be recomending Gardner pools to his customers. Looking forward to summertime swimming pool fun!”

Rachel S

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I had my skimmer replaced. They did great work. It doesn’t even appear that they cut the original concrete to replace the original skimmer.

Joseph G

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Very professional business. Work was done quickly and crews always cleaned up area at end of day. Excellent work done on pool. Could not ask for anything more.

Marc G

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From start to finish, Gardner’s work was professional, clean and timely. I highly recommend them for anyone considering an outdoor project.

Roger A. S

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These professionals did an excellent job on my pool remodel.

Larry B

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The process was quick and easy…. very knowledgeable crew ..looks great and would highly recommend their service’s..

Mike B

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Great workers, great job. Everyone was polite, helpful, and courteous and what a beatiful job they do. Can’t say enough about this company, they totally remodeled our pool area and we couldn’t be happier. We had Gardner do our pool about 20 years ago and chose them again, they are that good.”

Barry B

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Very, very professional. Beautiful! Definitely will recommend to all!

Anne O

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On time. On budget. Great cooperation. I would recommend Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling to anyone.

Jared M

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Good service… timely for the most part despite busy season.

Excellicon C

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All the guys on the job were great to work with.

Larry H

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Great company to work with. We chose Pebble Sheen and are very happy with the results.

Carol N

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Great work and excellent teamwork by all the crews!!! If you need pool work, these are the guys!!!

Brian K. B

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Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling handles their business in a very professional way. I will highly recommend their services with friends and acquaintances.

Rose Neric

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Gardner did a great job for us. We would definitely recommend them!

Aileen K

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Outstanding Job, Time Efficient, Great results

Donna D

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Great company to work with on our pool remodel.
Gardner has been in operation since the 1960’s and our experience is a great illustration of the reason for their longevity. The face of the company are its front line employees. The tradesmen who roll up their sleeves to do the back breaking work are top-notch. All crews are in-house and long-term employees. Without exception they are hard-working and respectful people who take pride in their work. All foreman went out of their way to make sure we understood the details of their aspect of the job and patiently answered our questions. Additionally the project management team is excellent at keeping things on track. The managers are conscientious, helpful, and patient. They carefully explain each phase of the project, in an honest and clear manner. We have confidence in this company and although they are not the least expensive they deliver the degree of value you want when you take on a big redo of your backyard.”

Jack C
Solana Beach, CA

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Excellent company, you get a voicemail the night before they show up and they are on time every time. If you are lucky, Steve will manage your project. He is the best, knows his stuff and will work with you to get your 100% satisfaction. My project was very difficult one, but Steve managed it to perfection. He is hands on and works with his staff to make sure everything is in order. Super nice guy!

Jim A
Tustin, CA

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Wonderful company!!! From start to finish this company did what they said they would for the amount quoted. Very nice and polite crew. Cleaned up after themselves and answered my questions with detail and respect. I am a single woman and often find it difficult to deal with a group of construction men. Not at all the case with this company I would use them again without hesitation. I really like Stan who was available by text and phone even on the weekend. Tom was the initial salesman who painstakingly answered my many questions and followed up along the way. Marc the electrician and fountain installer is a gem!! What a nice and patient man. He clearly went over each step of what he did and how I will now run my spa versus the spout fountain. Great experience!!

Kris L
Carlsbad, CA

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Gardner really stands behind its work and backs up its warranty. I couldn’t be happier about the service and responsiveness I received well after the work was done and paid. I would recommend Gardner to anyone. Great company and a real rarity.

San Diego, CA

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“Our 25 year old pool needed new plastering, tile, led lighting and seal because of the concrete separation over time. We had a re-design of tile on our fountain also.

Every aspect was handled in a timely manner. They engineered the pool and we had a couple changes which they took care of without any hassles. Everyone from the salesperson to the final clean up was A+. This company is known for being the best. Allow them and trust them to use their experience to do things correctly. If we had any issues or questions their lines were open to us. We are very happy!

Rami H
La Jolla, CA

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“Bought a house with a 30 year old pool. Had a few contractors give us bids.

Kevin from Gardner was easy to talk to, straight forward about what should be done but also flexible with our unique concerns. They have been on schedule, great with communication and each crew (demo, masonry, plaster & start-up) have been friendly and considerate.

I hope to be finished with all the pool repairs but wouldn’t mind working with Gardner pools if ever needed!

Meggan B
San Clemente, CA

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Gardner did a great job replastering my pool. It looks terrific with Blue Granite PebbleSheen. They weren’t cheap, in fact they were the most expensive choice but in this case I got what I paid for.

I got two other bids (after interviewing 3 other companies). One of those was for a competing surface (WetEdge Pearl Matrix). They are very similar in look and feel. But go to the PebbleTec site and you get an easy to find history by clicking on “about,” they’ve been in the US since 1988. Go to WetEdge and under “about” you get pictures of their people. At the bottom of that page they have a “resources” link but even that has no history. I could not locate a history on them anywhere on their site or on line. I discarded the company bid that was using that.

The Gardener bid also included an option for other regular plaster. It would have been a considerable savings but we decided to upgrade from regular plaster to the PebbleTec.

We chose Gardner over the other PebbleTec bidder based on referrals from a variety of sources including my local pool supply store, my pool guy and a friend who owns his own pool maintenance business.

In addition to the pool work itself, Gardener helped us get in touch with additional services as needed. In our case we had to get some concrete work done and our tiles and stacked stone needed to be cleaned. Not only did they put me in touch with these companies, they adjusted their schedule so the companies could get their part of the job completed. I was pleased with all of their referrals. I felt that all involved went out of their way to make things work besides doing an excellent job.

In the end my final cost was within 3.7% of their estimate. I expected things to change a bit as they demoed the old plaster and exposed potential problems. They actually deducted a planned repair that I had one of their recommended outside contractors do. They still had to add the cost of some needed repairs to the total.

The last part of the process is the start up. I felt their start-up guy did a terrific job. Besides his usual routine he helped me troubleshoot an issue I noticed.

Yes, overall this was a good experience! I highly recommend Gardner for your pool replastering. If you need anything else done, pay attention to their recommendations.

Scott H
Fallbrook, CA

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I would recommend Gardner for your pool remodeling needs. They were professional and responsive to all of my needs and questions. The pool turned out perfect.

Nick C
Silverado, CA

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Without hesitation, I would recommend Gardner Pool Remodel. Supervisor was in communication at all times and explained every aspect of what to expect, he made certain every detail was complete. Job site was maintained clean at all times, which I appreciated.

Thank you… job well done!!”

Palm Desert, CA

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After contracting with Gardner Outdoor, we were delighted with the crews they sent to remodel our pool. From demolition to electrical to plumbing and plastering, each was easy to work with, competent, and thorough, especially the tile and coping masons, whose work was exemplary. Each crew left the place clean. A couple of minor problems we found afterward were promptly and smilingly corrected, and we were encouraged to call again if any other problems developed. We are glad to have chosen Gardner, and would do so again.

Don N
San Diego, CA

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These guy did a great job re-plastering our pool. On time, hard working and very nice. They also cleaned up before leaving. I would use them again in a heartbeat!

Carla B
Coronado, CA

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Gardner did a great job — exactly what we wanted, on time, professional, fair price. We couldn’t be more pleased!

Lake Forest, CA

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We just had our pool remodeled by Gardner, and it was a great experience. They repaired a crack, replaced the worn plaster with beautiful Pebble Fina in Bella Blue, and installed new tile and coping. Everyone we worked with was very professional, helpful, and respectful. They communicated with us throughout the process and did a careful, beautiful job. We love the look of the new pool and are glad to recommend Gardner to others!

Christine S
San Diego, CA

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“I just had Gardner Outdoor and Pools complete the repair and replastering of my pool on 1-19-18. I chose Blue Granite mini-pebble. The crews that serviced me were outstanding at their craft from tile and grout repair, tile cleaning, demo of the old pebble and haul away and putting in the new pebble-tec. Caesar who mixed the Pebble did a fabulous job. Sergio who was the foreman on the plastering really knew his craft. The final acid wash team were extremely clean and made the finish pebble look great before start up. Josh, the overall field supervisor was at my house 3 times to communicate with me. I always got automated calls the day before each process and the office was good at giving me a schedule in advance and responding to any questions I had via e-mail. Prices were fair. Underwater Solutions fixed a hairline crack in advance with high pressure epoxy and Gardner was great coordinating their schedule to be after the crack fix. My pool looks fabulous after their work and I had my pool man install Pentair color LED lights with the intelligent bright controller. My recommendation is to get 3 estimates but strongly consider Gardner Pools for your remodel.”

Michael H
San Francisco, CA

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“My pool and spa coping was cracking and falling apart, so I chose Gardner over 4 other bidders because they seemed to be the best experienced with coping. They were actually the highest bidder, but had more experience in coping and replacing the broken tiles after all their jack hammering. The workers and the estimator David Dietrich were all quite professional. Steven Bender was a good overseer to make sure everything went smoothly and Francisco was a great foreman and artistic builder. They were recommended to me by one of my neighbors, and I will recommend them to any pool owner who needs remodeling.”

Steven H
Flossmoor, IL

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Gardner did a fantastic job on replacing the pebble tec on our hot tub. All the people we worked with were professional, organized and on time. They finished per schedule and quote.
I would highly recommend Gardner Pool.

Karen C
San Diego, CA

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These guys are phenomenal. Great attention to detail. Courteous, friendly workers. Highly recommend!

Karl F

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These guys came highly recommended by a dear friend and they lived up to the praise. They did an outstanding job on the refinishing of my pool and did it quickly, neatly and JUST the way I hoped it would be. You guys ROCK!

Randy S
La Quinta, CA

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“Its easier to have a new pool constructed than having one completely remodeled and we wanted to make sure we selected a company with a lot of experience and a solid reputation. They did not disappoint. They were professional, showed up when they said they would, and yes, it still takes longer than you would like but in our case only because of the other trades involved in the remodel. Yes, I would definitely recommend Gardner if you want it done right.

Sheryl L
San Clemente, CA

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Friendly staff, good service, returned calls, knowledgeable, daily clean up. Maybe not the cheapest but I got what I paid for.

Ron B
Escondido, CA

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The Gardner team was terrific. The bid was very fair and the quality of work far exceeded my expectations.

Jeff B
Mission Viejo, CA

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Gardner replastered our pool. They did the job in the agreed time frame and answered all questions. Clean up was thorough. Thus far we’ve had no problems with our pool and would recommend them.

Gary G
Escondido, CA

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This company does fantastic work. They resurfaced my grandmothers pool about four years ago. The pool has looked amazing ever since. They laid beautiful brick along the edge, laid special sparkly stuff into the plaster, and when the sun hits it, the whole pool shimmers. The best part is the marble turtles that are enlayed on the bottom. It is really, really, beautiful.

Unfortunately, when the pool was originally laid, the rebar was not deep enough and our pool developed a rust spot. 🙁 since none mentioned it during the resurfacing, this company completely took responsibility for the issue, and graciously patched the spot for us.

The customer service was not only excellent this time, but my grandmother has never had anything but great things to say of them. The guys that came out got along so good with her, that by day two of our patch job they showed up with a card for her, and she had coincidentally had hot muffins from the oven waiting for them. That type of thing is rarely seen from a company in today’s world.

I highly recommend them, and we in fact regularly have clients of theirs to the house to see the amazing work they do.. 5 stars all the way.

Christopher B
San Diego, CA

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“I recently hired Gardener Outdoor Pool to resurface my spa/pool (“spool”). I was wary that, this being a small project, they may not give it their full attention. I was pleasantly surprised. The entire team was in constant contact with me about the project on a daily basis. Dave Cole, the point person for my project, worked closely with me in selecting coordinating tile, grout and surface materials, and developing a plan within my budget. Their workers are polite, knowledgeable, professional, on time and always left the premises clean after each stage. The entire project was a breeze. I highly recommend Gardner outdoor pool for pool construction and resurfacing projects.

Linda M
Pasadena, CA

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Gardner did a beautiful job on our pool. Their crews are top notch, very hard working individuals. Their attention to detail is outstanding. All work is done by their employees. No work is contracted out. I would have given them 5 Stars except for the fact that towards the end of our project there were some personnel changes and things got a little confused. And I still have a question that was submitted to them that they have not answered. I’m sure once things settle down with the new personnel additions they will be be a 5 Star company. I would definitely recommend them to family and friends for their hard work and craftsmanship.

Sal H
La Habra, CA

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“We used Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling previously for a plaster repair project. When it was time to remodel the pool–we chose new title and the PebbleFina product–we received a couple of bids. We chose Gardner because of the quality of their work. We had a very positive experience. The crew was very professional and the pool is gorgeous.

Isabelle S
Oceanside, CA

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This pool company plastered my spa and I have been very happy! The are respectful to the property. They listened to me when I had special requests and concerns for the area in La Jolla. I have used them in other properties and they are very good about making sure permits are in place. Top notch company; i will only use this company to plaster my pool!

Ed P
San Diego, CA

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“We contracted with Gardner to refurbish our 27 year old pool & spa in the Del Mar area. Our local rep, Tom Cox, was nothing but professional and tremendously helpful with his knowledge. Having remodeled our home five years previously, we had become very skeptical non-trusting of contractors. However, the Gardner team rolled in precisely on schedule to start and finish the project. We had absolutely no confusion, misinterpretations or disputes of any kind. We were beyond pleased with the new beauty of our pool and Gardner rebuilt our faith in contractors. You will not be disappointed if you choose Gardner.

David C
San Diego, CA

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“I can’t imagine a better pool remodeling company or any way of improving on their work, whether it’s their pricing, their efficiency, their work ethic, their honesty and competency, their courtesy, or their attention to detail and quality of materials. As a result of a City Inspector’s requirement during my house remodel, I had to change the direction of my outdoor drains from one side of the house to the other. This necessitated removing 100% of the large poured concrete patio, pool surround, sidewalks, and driveway. Since that had to be done, I decided to investigate what could be done with my 30 year old, fairly large but rather cheaply-made in ground pool. I studied Yelp ratings and recommendations and chose three of the highest-rated pool contractors to examine it and make their recommendations, while listing my requirements for the completed job. While I enjoyed talking with all of them and getting their ideas, only when Gardner came, did I begin to understand what great things were possible and how much useful and essential information had been left out of the first two contractors’ analysis and vision. I was thrilled, when the competitive bids were sent to me, that Gardner’s price was virtually the same as the others. When the actual work began, I was astonished by their comprehensive approach to the project. I watched a small army of professionals, each with their own specialty, re-create and improve my tired old pool and spa. Missed appointments, no-show workdays, and surprise add-ons – those qualities that seem to characterize contractors today and drive owners up a wall – didn’t happen. Everything went exactly as indicated in exactly the way it was described, courteously and pleasantly. They replaced hundreds of feet of 20 year-old pipe, added more powerful jets to the spa, installed and tested the new equipment, and did a perfectly artistic job on the tile, while finding the best custom coping for the dimensioned paver surround. What could be better? On every level I recommend them without hesitation. Followup has been superb!”

Craig J
Valley Center, CA

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Gardner did our recent spa resurfacing at our Mission Viejo home with the pebbletech finish and we would certainly recommend them without hesitation. Shortly after completion, we had some major leakage and they sent a leak detection service several times until the problem was found, which they fixed. We then had another leakage problem and we called Josh about it. He came out, took a look and identified the problem as being with the spa equipment. We tried to fix it ourselves but realized that it needed a brand new part. Josh was kind enough to order it for us so that we got it at his price. Gardner’s “after the sale” service has been superb, even if it took a little bit of time the first time to get the leak detection folks out. We would highly recommend them (they were recommended by our original hardscape and pool contractor to do the remodel).

Claudia P
Mission Viejo, CA

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“We had a spool (large spa, small pool) that needed to be replastered. Tom Cox did the estimate for us and was very helpful with the selection of the finishes and he had suggestions to keep the cost down. Everyone showed up when they were scheduled and all were very polite and professional. Our spool looks great! They did replace the light and it’s not working. Someone is coming next week to repair that. Overall, I highly recommend Gardner Pool Plastering to anyone that needs to have their pool replastered.

Sue M
Carlsbad, CA

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Fantastic work! These guys re-plastered my Jacuzzi and made it look like new! They did such a great job I am now back to have them redo my entire pool. Thanks Gardner!

La Habra, CA

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Excellent service when we were deciding what work needed to be done on our spa. We decided to get new tile and pebble tec and the price was much better than another estimate. The actual work was done quickly and with a minimum of disturbance and it looks very nice. We highly recommend this company.

Carol R

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“On the recommendation of our local pool supply store I had Gardner replaster my pebbletec spa in May 2018. The spa had been leaking (losing water) for the last three years and I had attempted to plug the leaks with various sealants which all seemed to last about 90 days. After meeting with Gardner I was assured this was going to solve the problem which it did. I was really impressed with Gardner. They had four different teams of workers which completed their portion of the job (demo, repair, replaster pebbletec, and startup). Each team did an excellent job and were very knowledgeable about their area. I enjoyed talking with each group. In addition they had great office team that kept me informed each step and was easy to get in contact with. They also sent a email text every day before they came out to remind you they were coming. They had excellent communication with me throughout the two week project. During the process my spa light bulb went out. The project manager personally replaced it with no questions. This company was very easy to work with, stayed on schedule, and kept me informed. I would not hesitate to use them again.

Chris P
Laguna Hills, CA

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“Gardner Outdoor Pool and Remodeling was recommended to us by our plumber. They did an excellent job on the swimming pool and spa. The tile and the bella blue quartz is beautiful. The project manager, Meagan was very helpful and gave great customer service. Everyone was prompt, on time, courteous and answered all our questions and concerns. The project was completed on schedule. We would highly recommend Gardner Outdoor Pools and Remodeling. You can truly count on them to get the job done! We interviewed 5 pool companies before finding Gardner Outdoor Pool and Remodeling. Save yourself sometime and choose GOPR.”

Rachel S
Murrieta, CA

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I was extremely pleased with the work and service that Gardner provided. They replastered our pool with Pebble Tec Pebblesheen as well as replaced our tiling. They also added a water feature and changed our pool system to salt water.

Being a complete pool newbie, I had no idea of what I was doing. After contacting several pool companies, Josh at Gardner came over and walked me through the entire process. He explained how to use what we currently had and the pluses and minuses of the salt water system. They was never any pressure to do anything but it was great to finally get an understanding of how the pool equipment worked. He provided a very competitive quote and was very prompt at responding to my emails and calls.

The end result was great. I was a little unnerved initally once the crew started tearing apart the pool, but it was amazing how fast they got the existing plaster out. The entire process was over much quicker than I anticipated and Josh was great with providing me with constant updates.

That was over 6 months ago and they’re still providing me with excellent service. A leaked had formed over an old pipe in the equipment and they were quick to come out and fix it. The pool equipment wasn’t working right (user error) and Josh came over and explained what I was doing wrong. Just awesome customer service and I have recommended them to several friends since.

Dave P
Brea, CA

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Gardner did a great job with plastering our new pool with BeadCrete Pebble Tec.

Mike Yeakel is very professional, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. He goes the extra mile with enthusiasm and is great to work with. The team is very efficient and the installation was very smooth and they kept the site very clean.

We highly recommend Gardner for pool plastering/remodeling.

Maged T
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

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“I don’t usually write reviews but I felt that this one is deserved. Our pool was installed in the late 70s and re-plastered once since then so our pool was much in need of new plaster. So, not being in a hurry, we started our search early this year for a company that we felt we could trust to do outstanding work. Therefore, we carefully contacted several companies and received quotations from six. After, checking out work done by several and comparing pricing we decided to use Gardner to do the work that turned out to be a great decision.

A major factor in our decision was Mike Yeakel. He was very responsive and worked with us (mainly my wife) with tile selection and other concerns that we had. In addition to re-plastering the pool we had them install an energy efficient pump and all new valves. This was a very good decision that has resulted in a sizable reduction in our monthly electric bill.

Once the work started, we were very impressed with their crew which all were Gardner employees–they did not outsource the work to subcontractors. The quality of the work, start-to-finish, was first class and each phase of the job was completed as scheduled and as promised.

When the re-plastering was completed they filled the pool and came back to check the water and adjust the chemicals several times. They did beautiful work and we really appreciate how professional they all were, very neat work, fantastic price. Another important suggestion Mike made was to hire Frank Acevedo to maintain our pool. We are really impressed with Frank’s work and how great he keeps our pool looking good.

Since the work was done, we found a couple of things we missed and Mike responded quickly to resolve these issues. As you can tell, we were happy with the new pool and the great customer service we received as well. We highly recommend Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling. Check them out gardnerpoolplastering.com.

Dale R
San Diego, CA

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“Completely remodeling/rebuilding an old pool is an extremely complicated project. After interviewing several pool contractors, I chose Gardner Outdoor & Pool Remodeling. Gardner was not the least expensive and I’m very happy I chose them. From the onset, Kevin, Mike, Tracy and Josh were timely/professional as they guided us through the process (not an easy one either). The part that impressed me the most was their ability to work through the unforeseen challenges that developed, and trust me, there were plenty as it’s the nature of this type of project. Their problem solving skills were excellent as they took my budget and project goals into consideration. I have high expectations and I felt they were exceeded by this company. Nothing is perfect but I’m sure glad I chose a partner like Gardner.

Pool Remodel – New Plumbing, Decking, Coping, Tile, Equipment and Automation (iPhone controls all) -Pebble Tec – Midnight Blue (awesome color)

1.5 months – constant communication. Think “partnership” – This will lead to success”

Tom Kennedy
Dana Point, CA

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These Guys ROCK! By far the best contracting experience I’ve had. They never tried to over sell, instead they helped us find ways to keep costs down. They gave us a plan and stayed right on schedule. Best of all the finished product exceeded out expectations. Kevin and Josh ROCK!”

Jon Z
Concord, CA

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Everyone expects challenges. WE HAD 0 challenges. Everyone that entered our yard was professional and courteous. EXCELLENT JOB!!!!

I would use GARDNER again and again

Chris B
Santa Ana, CA

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Gardner Pool did a fantastic job on my pool. They installed new water line tile and acid washed the pebble tec. It is so beautiful I wish I had done this years ago. From the start they were great- Kevin really knew all elements of remodeling and helped me pick a complementary tile and grout color. The installation crew were detail oriented and kept the area clean. The job was completed as promised, the pool is more beautiful than ever and I couldn’t be happier.

Heather B
Trabuco Canyon, CA

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“I’m looking at my gorgeous finished pool and can’t say enough about what a wonderful job Gardner did. I selected aquabright finish for the pool and so happy I did. This is my third pool I have had and have never seen a more beautiful finish. The tile guys also did a great job around a pretty tricky spot in my spa. They really took their time and made just the right cuts. I was surprised when they showed me the plan they had before doing it. Great communication. Thank you Gardner!

Ginette F
La Verne, CA

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Gardner did a fantastic job. They refinished my pool, installed additional plumbing and coordinated the paver hardscape. They were true to their quote, and completed according to the schedule. I am a construction manager so I know good performance when I see it. Do yourself a favor and use Gardner Pools.”

Dick J
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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“First of all, the quotation process was thorough, detailed, and informative. Hats off to David! We contracted with Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling to do necessary repairs, re-tile, re-plaster, install new LED lights, and install new wide drain covers. The most difficult part was choosing the tiles. After two trips to the showroom, we finally selected the tile we liked, and in the end are very pleased with the tile selection. The demolition phase took only one day. It was loud, but we had notified our surrounding neighbors ahead of time, so got no complaints. After the demolition, two evaluators came out to assess the soundness of the gunite shell. They found several problems which needed to be repaired at additional cost. The Change Order quote was reasonable. Each successive step took place day by day, Monday through Friday. I was pleased that no construction work was done on the weekends. The job was completed ahead of schedule. Each crew worked diligently and with great skill. Everyone was friendly. After each day of work, the crew cleaned up well, leaving our yard clean, as though no one had been working there. I highly recommend Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling.

John D
Lakewood, CA

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“Gardner Outdoor and Pool Remodeling was referred to us by the company that originally installed our pool. We needed the Pebble Tech repaired. Start to finish, they did a fantastic job. Kevin communicated clearly the scope of the project and Tracy coordinated the work. They showed up on the scheduled days and completed the job on time. We had to add some additional gunite work and the cost of this addition was clearly communicated to us and that was also completed efficiently and on time. I was very impressed and highly recommend them.

Laguna Beach, CA

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These guys were very professional and did quality work. They remodeled our old 1975 swimming pool. It’s been about three years now and it still looks great. I would highly recommend them.

Susan S
Huntington Beach, CA

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“I was in need of repair to my spa. This was not a big job but after a couple months of pursuing quotes for this repair, I was frustrated with the process. I had already received several crazy-high quotes from various pool and spa companies when I saw Gardner’s truck in the area I live and called them. I had a callback and estimate within 2 days. Of all the quotes I received, Gardner was the most realistic. Kevin explained the cost, how to save some money, and gave me a realistic time frame for when they could do the work. Tracy contacted me about the project schedule and much to my surprise, kept that schedule to the day (OK, they missed it by 1 day because we actually had a rain event in So. Cal.). The field crew was on time, efficient, and cleaned up the work area pretty good. They showed up when they said they would and finished when they said they would. I was impressed. Pool companies are known for being flaky, but Gardner was a breath of fresh air and based on what I experienced, I would recommend them highly.”

Kyle D
San Clemente, CA

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Gardner is one of the best companies we have ever worked with – for anything. They made the entire project run smoothly – showed up on time – fully staffed so each step was efficient – worked hard. We appreciated that Josh, who coordinated our project, worked with our schedule so we could keep our blind dog inside so she wouldn’t wander out an open gate. Everyone who worked for Gardner was friendly without being chatty. Most importantly, our pool looks amazing. The quality of their work surpassed our expectations. We have a grey plaster that isn’t easy to work with to keep a consistent color. I have already recommended them to our good friends.

Laguna Beach, CA

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We have the pool of our dreams thanks to Gardner Pool Plastering. Our experience was amazing from start to finish. When Mike Yeakel met me in my back yard to measure and show me samples of what could be possible for our pool finish, Beadcrete Luminous, I knew we were talking to the top rated company in Orange County.

My husband and I needed to see some PebbleSheen pools for color. Mike had arranged two trips to see six pools, one of which was a Beadcrete Luminous spa. He put our needs first and was very accommodating. When the day of plastering came, the Gardner crew was on time and in uniform. Each person did their job with expertise and efficiently with the end product being a very even application. This was so important to me. I had seen another pool finish by a different company and was very unsure of the outcome possible. The acid wash was done as an impeccable job!

Our travertine had not been sealed yet, but the crew was careful to cover it and it was left in perfect condition. We felt confident that Gardner would be in charge of the pool start-up an maintenance to keep our new pool in the most perfect condition. We would recommend Gardner to anyone.

We are grateful for the competent, reliable, capable employees of Gardner Pool Plastering, especially our point person, Mike Yeakel.

Kathy A
Tustin, CA

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“Gardner Pools is the greatest!

Gardner did a beautiful job on my pool and spa (resurfacing with the Blue granite pebble). The workmen were very professional and hard working. Each crew was exceptional and their skill levels are top notch. I was kept informed on a daily basis. I could not have asked for anymore. I would recommend you to anyone and have done so already.

Thank you so very much!”

Patricia S
Carlsbad, CA

“We did a lot of research on pool remodels before choosing Gardner Pool & Outdoor Remodeling. It’s surprising how many fly-by-night contractors there are. We chose Gardner because it was obvious they got it right. They have an excellent reputation in Anaheim and Orange County. Plus they were referred by someone we know in our gated community.

And actions speak louder than words. Dave, our project manager, was attentive. He gave us great advice with no overselling and no price gouging. The crew is definitely a team; they work together like family.

We had the house painted just before the pool remodel project and were a little worried about the mess. As a property manager and long-time homeowner, we’ve had a lot of experience with contractors. Again, Gardner handled everything with professionalism. The demo process went smoothly, dismantling only the areas outlined in the project. The crew was timely, courteous and responsive, leaving the job site clean. As with any type of construction project, touch-ups were needed but they were minimal which was a very pleasant surprise.

We look forward to working with Gardner again on our front yard!”B & D Cole

The entire staff — from corporate to masonry and everyone in between — were always friendly and helpful throughout the process. The pool looks great! Add me to your list of satisfied customers and use me for a reference anytime!

Jeff Merlino

“I interviewed five pool remodeling companies. Since I am a Construction Inspector, I know what to look for, especially in areas where it’s easy to cut corners. I watched the job site closely and was very impressed with the crew. My project involved major masonry — coping, expensive glass tile, ledgestone on planter boxes. This type of work is labor intensive and the crew was very meticulous. They delivered quality, precise and beautiful work.

From the sales process to final job site cleanup, Gardner did an impressive job. They arrived when they said they would, did what they were supposed to do, took initiative to get things done quickly, and produced gorgeous results.

Alex Long

Every single person that worked on our pool was great. The project was done on time; everyday our yard and work areas was left clean and neat. The results were terrific.

Ron Poulsen

You and your crew did excellent work on our plaster. As a new pool owner, I appreciated you spending time to discuss pool settings, chemical levels and general ways to make the pool run better and more efficiently.

Garrick Twedt

The workmanship on my pool is first rate; the attention to all the details was great. The workers were polite and worked very hard; I appreciated their follow-through. My pool water looks like Caribbean Blue. My family loves it! Thank you.

John Petas

What an amazing experience I had with Gardner Outdoor Pool & Remodeling. The people that worked on my pool were nice, polite, efficient and clean. The project was smooth and fast. I appreciated that Mike answered all my questions. The deciding factor was that their employees are rewarded for their performance. You don’t see that anymore. It’s nice to see a company value and appreciate those who work for them. The final result is a beautiful pool.

Sandra Chansler

Great experience with Gardner Pool. Professional, on time, clean & helpful. The staff is supportive and our pool is beautiful.

Linda & Mark Clineff

We had a very good experience with Gardner Pool Plastering. Excellent sales presentation estimate by Tom. Excellent job follow-up by Mike. Talented and professional crew. An all around good company to work with. Thank you.

Joe Phelps

I am very happy with my pool and how it turned out. The pool crew were courteous and helpful in explaining what was going on. Mike Yeakel is great and very patient. Thank you.

Ed Lynn

Gardner Pool Plastering did a very good job. I have no complaints at all and Mike was very helpful.


Gardner replastered my pool and replaced all my equipment in Dec., 08. Mike and all of his crew were diligent and professional. Follow up support thru start-up was excellent.

Dan Bosch

After the completion of my job, I now know that Gardner Pool Plastering is great!

Nelson Thomas

What a difference from the old pool! Great Job! Thank you!

Bud & Tokie Lancaster

Gardner was completely reliable and dependable. We love our pool!

Ana Gonzales

Very happy with the end product

Linda Hersch

Thank you so much for a really Great Job!!

Patrick Carignan

Two years later and still looks great!

J & L Hawley

Love the pool!!

Laura Weaver

My family and friends are amazed at the beauty … crews were always pleasant and professional … happily recommend Gardner …

Richard Cooper

We couldn’t be more pleased with the work … replastering our pool … your people were all very professional, helpful and friendly … thanks to you all …

Mr. And Mrs. R. Strong

Thank you for the wonderful workmanship while repairing our distressed pool … each phase of the operation went well … demolition crew took great pains to protect the grass and floral … clean-up when finished was appreciated … each person took pride … glorious transformation of our older pool.

Ronald N. Simmons

Sincere thanks to the Gardner people that made our project a success … accommodating and cooperative …professional, well run, well equipped and well staffed organization … everyone there cares about client satisfaction … recommend your firm to the city of San Marcos …

Cornerstone Building Group

My experience with you has been nothing short of excellent … in fact I hope I touch my clients in the same heartfelt way you have touched us…

Diane Giannelli

In addition to the enclosed comment card, I just wanted to add a special ‘Thank You’ to all those involved in the renovation of my pool …everyone was helpful and worked hard … very happy with the results and my experience with Gardner and wish you all the best.

Barbara Lewis

WOW!!! What an impressive professional Mrs. Barbara Roth demonstrated to be!! … a pleasant, courteous and competent professional …absolute command of her job … Mrs. Roth has single-handedly won us over to be future Gardner patrons.

Charles Dai, M.D., Phd & Ping Wang, J.D., L.I.M.

You are all wonderful to work with!

Joann Frioli

We are very pleased with the service we received and the professionalism of the whole group. The team was just great…

Mike and Christy Gonzalez

Thank you for an excellent job performed by some of the nicest workers we have ever had perform projects around our property … every person was very polite and asked us how we wanted things done and if we were happy with each phase of the project … I found your company to be incredibly ethical and the cost well worth the excellent improvement to our pool … your teams that did this job and the special PebbleTec crew deserves accolades.

Yvonne and Michael Spaeth

Great work … super clean … would definitely recommend

Jonathon Shigley

“We just wanted to pass along a word about Saul Sanchez, who stripped the plaster out of our pool and prepped the pool for replastering. He did a terrific job and cleaned up so well that there was not a single plaster chip lying around to indicate that he had been there. It was immaculate…please pass our thanks along to Saul.”

Ann and Del Dickson

We were very impressed by the professional conduct of the entire project. We were not here for the actual plastering and were very pleased at the outcome

Gail E. Depew

100% awesome finish to the pool. You guys rock!! I will recommend Gardner to all my family and friends. Gardner Pool Plastering is about getting the job done right and right the first time. Thanks

Albert Sanchez

“I have been very impressed with the professionalism of everyone who … gone out of their way to make sure I knew what they were doing … the plumber you sent was wonderful … he looked at the heater and knew something was terribly wrong and seemed to find the problem right away. I wish we’d known about you guy’s months ago … It’s refreshing to see a company come in and operate with people who really seem to care. Thank you for restoring my faith in the swimming pool industry.”

Galyn LaMaster

Pass along our thanks and appreciation to … the entire staff that worked on our pool remodel. From the initial sales meeting with Mike … Scott … Alice … Kevin … everything was handled in a professional manner … end result was a beautiful new pool…workmanship was excellent … customer service superior … happy to refer friends and neighbors to Gardner…

Craig and Anne Carrington

“ I just wanted to thank all of you for the second to none professionalism and customer service. Your response to concerns, follow up, attention to detail, knowledge of the products and process, and the way Gardner and PebbleTec stand behind the products and the workmanship show how important it is to select a company that will respond and follow up as you have all done, even if the cost is higher. Your after sale and remodel support has been outstanding. Feel free to quote us. So far the pool is looking great and we hope stays that way. Please also extend our thanks to all the crews that worked so hard to resolve the issues with the PebbleTec remodel. We could have not picked a better and more responsible company or a better product. We will wholeheartedly recommend you to our neighbors and acquaintances and leave good feedback.

Richard K