Pool Builders Santa Barbara, CA


Transform Your Backyard into an Oasis

Ultimate Water Creations Builds Stunning Custom Pools

The Premier Custom Pool Company

Established as the premier pool company in Santa Barbara, Ultimate Water Creations is acclaimed for its unmatched craftsmanship and innovative pool designs. Founder Don’s recognition from prestigious publications.  You can see some of our media coverage here. Through every meticulously executed pool project, Ultimate Water Creations maintains and elevates the standard for quality and innovation, consistently exceeding the expectations of its esteemed pool clientele with tailored solutions that resonate with their refined preferences and discerning tastes of our clients.

Award-Winning Custom Pool Builders

As the premier pool builders, Ultimate Water Creations designs and builds fantastic custom pools, spas, and complete outdoor living spaces for clients in Santa Barbara. Our custom pool designs have included contemporary, naturalistic, and other styles based on our clients’ wishes. Our contemporary pools are popular designs characterized by sleek lines, minimalist features, and a focus on modern design principles. These pools often incorporate geometric shapes, clean edges, infinity edges, and minimalist landscaping to create a sophisticated and refined look.


As custom builders, our designs often include features such as  Acrylic Walls, Amazing LED Lighting, Baja ledges, Fire Features, Grottos and Caves, Infinity Edges, Outdoor Kitchens, Slides, Spas (custom), Waterfalls, and Stone Features.

The Trusted Pool Contractor

With over five decades of experience as a builder in the swimming pool industry in Santa Barbara, Don Goldstone, the founder and licensed contractor of Ultimate Water Creations, stands as a trusted authority. His expertise spans hydraulic designs, collaboration with structural engineers, and creating aesthetic water environments. Despite his stature in the profession, Don remains deeply involved in the company’s day-to-day operations, ensuring each pool client receives personalized attention and care. Trust in Ultimate Water Creations and Don Goldstone to bring your design dreams to life with unparalleled skill.


Yes. It would be best if you typically had a permit in California. The requirements for permits can vary depending on the location, local building codes, and regulations set by city or county authorities. However, any major construction to a property, including installing water features, usually requires obtaining various permits from the local building department. Permitting ensures the construction meets safety, zoning, and environmental standards. 

It depends. Since all pools need permits, there are ordinances that must be met. This is why it is important to work with an experienced designer and builder who understands the permitting process.


Let’s discuss your project in Santa Barbara.  We are happy to meet with you to discuss
options for your pool and outdoor living spaces.