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Enjoying Your Sunset StayCation!



Elevate Your Outdoor LivingTM

Celebrating 72 Years!

Benefits of Elevated Pools

Functional – More seating for entertaining
Safer – Little ones and big ones don’t fall in
Enjoyable – Swim up with the environment
Cleaner – Less debris blows into your pool
Beautiful – Give your pool the wow factor

Benefits of Pool Remodeling

Wow Factor – An outstanding design
Save Money – More efficient equipment
Add a Spa – Gets more use than the pool year round
Enhance the Aesthetics – Update Your pool with modern designs and materials

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From beginning contact/estimate to our final clean-up and pool start-up, John and Nate at Sunset Designers did everything they promised, with creativity and excellent day-to-day updates on all aspects of our home pool remodel. I choose Sunset because they were recommended by neighbors AND because I felt John was personally invested in making my backyard something we'd both be proud of. I felt that John didn't just want to get a contract signed for one more pool- I felt he wanted to create something beautiful- and he did. He contributed his design expertise but allowed me, at all stages, to modify to my tastes. Contractors of all types are not known for personal service or good communication skills. In my experience, John is a real exception. Every aspect of our project with Sunset equaled or exceeded our expectations. All of the workers on this project, from demolition to final landscaping, were personally overseen and supervised by John. All of them were courteous and punctual. I never had to remind them about daily clean-up before they departed. No reservations about hiring John and Sunset Builders. You can find cheaper, but not better.

David Johnstone

We began the proposal process with John in April 2019. He gave a fair quote in comparison to other companies. It was evident from the start that Sunset and John knew what they were doing and we were very comfortable with getting the project started. Sunset wasted no time with pulling permits and breaking ground. The communication was outstanding and our needs were all met. We were enjoying our new pool by 4th of July.

Jordan Selmanson

The pool is amazing! It turned out unbelievable. Everything from the different types of tile and stone, and color of the bottom of pool to the lighting and plants, everything is phenomenal. Working with John Zahn of Sunset Designers and Builders was great. They are professional, and they are very good with their clients.

Larry Krueger

The whole Team at Sunset Designers did a fabulous job. They were on time, courteous, and answered all of our questions we had moving forward with our project. John Zahn, the owner, was always easy to get a hold of and he had great ideas to pull the whole project together in the end.

Todd & Amy Pollard

The project involved refurbishing our original pool that was built in 1957, adding a spa, new concrete decking, BBQ island/outdoor kitchen, deck/planter drains, fire pit, sitting wall, landscaping and yard lights. We are 100% happy with Sunset and glad we went with them over the other bidders. They are honest, timely, communicate openly and quickly and continue to drop by and check in on our backyard. We highly recommend Sunset.

Brian Knapp

We wanted to thank you for the wonderful job you completed at our home. It turned out better than we could have imagined! With your help, we expanded the living space at our home by the size of the backyard. It is so livable and enjoyable! Every one of your crew was professional, courteous, hard-working, and helpful. We would hire you again in a heartbeat and would gladly recommend Sunset Designers and Builders to anyone seeking a top-notch contractor.

Dennis & Janet Hadeen

I would highly recommend Sunset Designers for any backyard project. I never thought I could be so happy with my backyard, and now we want to spend all of our time there. We went from a 1973 pool/spa to the most awesome, technologically driven, energy efficient 'outdoor living space'. We really missed them when the job was done!

Bob Welliver

Not only did I end up with a gorgeous pool, backyard design and landscape, but I also had only positive experiences working with Sunset. John and Nate were always nice, organized, responsive and beyond helpful. John sets high standards for his work product and it shows in the work that was done. I felt they were honest in their dealings with me, they had my back throughout the project and I now consider them friends. I would not hesitate to recommend Sunset for your pool/back yard remodel.

Heather McNeill

We contacted quite a few other contractors before we found John and I wish we would’ve found him first. John and Nate were on top of every detail, helping us pick out materials, constantly communicating with subcontractors and stopping by daily to check on the progress. We are thrilled with how our backyard turned out. Sunset does beautiful elevated pools and we love the design that John came up with for our entire outdoor living space. If you’re looking to put in a pool or redo your outdoor space, look no further than Sunset Designers & Builders!

Staci & Eric Johnson

Building a pool and spa was one of the best decisions I have made. Because I love to swim and the space was not long enough for a true lap pool, I looked into the Endless Pool system. The hydraulic system provides a strong water current that keeps me in place as I swim and provides a great workout. The added benefit to this system is that my grandchildren love playing in the current. John’s crews came when they said they would and were friendly and always answered my questions. Deciding to build a pool was one of the best decisions I have made.

Priscilla Rogers

When we started looking for a pool contractor I saw an ad with beautiful examples of outstanding pools and upscale landscape designs. John Zahn and company offered a fast track design and application with very competent sub-contractors that met or exceeded our time schedule. I am a retired construction professional. So I was pleasantly surprised. A beautiful finished product; no punch list to speak of. It was good experience with a wonderful outcome.

Bob Williams

Sunset Designers and Builders was exactly what one would hope for in a contractor. We appreciated the daily emails, which summarized the work done that day and informed us of the work coming up. They were incredibly attentive to minor details that we didn't even know to think about, and there were no surprise costs.

Marikka & Rob Ostermann

We cannot say enough about our wonderful experience with Sunset Designers and Builders! The entire Sunset team was very professional and always accessible. Our project was completed on time and within budget. We now spend so much family time in our backyard and we could not be happier!

Amy & Darrin Mora

Sunset Builders built us a beautiful pool, fireplace and outdoor kitchen in 2009! We have loved it every day since then! John was great in recommending quality equipment and features to compliment the quality pool he designed and built. He kept us up to date on the progress of the build every step of the way. The whole process was neat, timely and stress-less! I can't say enough about the quality and responsiveness of John and the team at Sunset!

Cindy Ziemke

Working with John Zahn and his people was a positive experience from the very beginning, and it continued to the finished results on our major pool project. John’s ideas and suggestions for remodeling our old worn-out pool into a new elevated pool, and totally revising our back yard, were all terrific, and resulted in a contemporary look that has beautifully updated our 65-year-old home. John and his office manager Nate were always very easy to get in touch with and responded quickly to any of our questions. John and his Sunset Designers team were professional and a pleasure to work with and we highly recommend them for your pool needs.

Jan Faiola & Mike Morrissey

We are extremely pleased with our pool, landscaping, and the entire project. You guys did a great job and we will always be grateful for your efforts. You are pros at what you do and we appreciate all your diligence, attention to detail, expertise, hard work, and care. We will be happy to provide very positive reviews in any form. We love our backyard and are so happy we chose to work with Sunset. It's been a dream of ours for many years to have our own pool you helped make our dream come true.

Jill & Chuck Nefkens

We've done several pool projects with John and his team, all of which turned out well. The designs he conceives are creative, meet the requirements of the owner and the execution on site look good. We enjoy collaborating with John and would recommend him for your new pool.

Jeannette Architects

John and his crew were outstanding. Our pool was completed on time and looks amazing. The crew was always on time, worked hard while on the job, and cleaned up great at the end of the day. We paid for professionalism and perfection, it was worth it. Job well done, we would highly recommend.

Shelby & Jeremy Merriman

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Karen Bender

John and his team are the best. We interviewed 4 contractors and he was the most professional, and have the best design. His work was on time, safe and on budget. Very accessible and responsive. We received a daily email with the work completed and the scope for the next day. Would definitely use them again!

Carlos Pelayo

John Zahn the owner and his team of employees “the crew” were amazing. Professional, honest and respectful. Another great piece of feedback about John and the team is the constant communication not only with us but throughout his team. My wife and I always knew what to expect day by day. John made our family’s dream a reality.

Gonzalo Vasquez


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Swimming Pools and Spas are our specialty. At Sunset Designers & Builders we build New Pools and Spas, Pool and Spa Remodels, Landscaping, Fire Features, Water Features, Low Voltage Lighting, Patio Covers, Outdoor Audio Systems and more.

Designing and building swimming pools and spas since 1948. We are here to help you make improvements to your Outdoor Living!

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We exclusively service Rossmoor, Los Alamitos and Seal Beach: 90720, 90740