Hello, new to the The forum, we are looking to build a freeform pool here in Southern California. There is so much to learn about building a pool I figured I would start by reviewing this for site and asking other Southern California residents about who they utilized to build their pool. We are looking to build a smaller pool and spa probably 30 x 15 in the backyard. I have reviewed Angie's list but there's just not a lot of detail about the process or the builders I have been talking to Mission pools in lake forest, and dreamscapes MGR, and conscious environments. I like the fact that Mission pools has been in business since 1961 but I can't seem to find a lot of positive reviews on Angie's list or other sites. Angie's list can be hit and miss with regard to the accuracy of the ratings. We just found this out when we utilized a highly rated Angie's list contractor to put in some stairs for us the project turned into a nightmare. I figured others on this board maybe building pools or have built pools and can help out with recommendations thank you so much.