Testimonials

My first encounter with Sean was for an estimate. I remember trying to explain how I envisioned my back yard with examples of, “kind of, and sort of like this and that”. I had no clue what I wanted, but knew it needed to look nice.

To my amazement Sean was able to design the backyard to a higher standard than I could have imagined. Sean is truly a genius when it comes to design, and my backyard has become my oasis. Thank you so very much. My experience with your company has been more than I expected, professional and family oriented.

Cooley’s Custom Pools is a company with high integrity, which is very rare in today’s society. Michelle and Sean are great examples of how companies should be run. I recommend Cooley Custom Pools for any project, and I am so grateful that I was lucky enough to have hired them.

Thank you so much for all your help during this project. And thank you for my wonderful backyard!

Gail Campbell – Modesto, California


Thank you so much for the awesome pool Sean and his hard working guys built for our family. We entertain quite often and continually receive enormous compliments on our pool. In fact, most people say they have never seen a pool as nice and unique as ours.

I asked for a waterfall “like no other” and boy did I get it.
When we went out to pick the rocks for the massive rock waterfall, I remember telling Sean, “How are you going to get those rocks into place?” Sean just said, “Don’t worry about that, that’s my problem.” I was still a nervous wreck watching them set all the huge rocks, but everything worked out fine.

I said I wanted a swim up bar and Sean just said, “NOT A PROBLEM.” Needless to say we now have an awesome swim up bar. I said I wanted a beach entry. You already know the answer. It is obvious Sean and his wife Michelle have been around the higher-end pool construction business for many years before Sean decided to start “Cooley’s Custom Pools.” It’s nice to see a pool builder with so much talent in the Modesto area that still maintains the valley pricing.

Sean and Michelle have been and continue to be not only our pool contractor, but have become friends through the process, always there if we ever need them.

Dirk Nieuwenhuis – Cooley’s Custom Pools customer since 2005


We would be happy to testify to the fine pool you installed for us. As with all major purchases, we solicited three major companies to offer their options and construction services. Both of you were helpful in walking us through the process including showing pools you had already constructed so we could decide what we wanted as well as what we didn’t want. The decision to hire you was easy. During the construction phase we were most impressed the competence and workmanship of each step. Importantly, work scheduled was completed on time and clean up quickly finished. Only minor issues surfaced after the pool was put into service and those were corrected promptly. We would be happy to talk personally to any potential customer.

Bob and Marilyn Taylor – Oakdale, California


We just wanted to say “THANKS” again for the great job you did on our pool. From the very beginning of designing the pool to filling it with water, we couldn’t be more satisfied with the care and attention you provided us. As you know, we did not have the greatest experience when we had our other pool built by the other company and because of that, we were very wary on who we would choose to design and build this pool, difficult to work with, I’m sure; however, by the end of the first week we were completely at ease with you and totally comfortable to just letting you do your thing and not wanting to get in your way. Do you know how nice it is to be so comfortable that we could just rely on your expertise and not have to stress about every little detail? Your crew was wonderful as well. Everyone treated us with respect and was at a level of expertise that excelled our expectations (not to mention going out of your way to make sure our ailing dog was safe and even built her a pen so she wouldn’t get hurt). Everything was done in a timely manner and the pool is exactly what we wanted. We are so pleased and excited about our pool and would love if you would show it off to your possible clients. If anybody would like to talk with us about our experience, just please give them our cell phone numbers and we’d be happy to talk with them.

Jim and Sherry Kupper – Oakdale, California


We are fortunate to have a beautiful pool that was built by Cooleys Custom Pools. Not only was the end product beautiful, but the entire process surpassed our expectations. We had heard many horror stories about how difficult having a pool built can be, and how once it is completed, you are left alone with no communication with the builder. Our experience was just the opposite. We found Cooleys Custom Pools to always be dependable; they were always there to supervise any sub-contractors that were working on our pool. They did all their own plumbing and made sure it was done right. All the materials they used were superior. We have to say, mostly, what impressed us was that if we had any questions, they were always readily available to be reached. Also, Sean is really just an all around nice guy to work with!

Harvey and Suzanne Roth – Modesto, California


This letter is long overdue. We’ve had the pool for over a year now and couldn’t speak highly enough of the pool, its design, construction, installation and Cooley Custom Pools personnel.

Prior to installing the pool we completed construction of a 5,200 sq. ft. home with a contractor. I couldn’t say how many times there were delays or problems with construction. This never occurred with Cooley Custom Pools. Even after construction, Sean has always been available with advice and assistance.

I’ve attached a few pictures of our pool and waterfall. I couldn’t tell you the number of times we’re sitting in the house or on our patio, just listening to the waterfalls in the backyard. This is one of the main reasons my wife is continually saying “I love my house, pool and backyard”. Did I mention the beach entry? We have young grandchildren who love to visit and of course wade in the pool and swim with their parents.

While this is our second home with a pool, the kids considered it a treat when I took my annual swim. While working on the landscaping, I’ve found myself taking nightly swims to cool off.

Our experience with home construction has not been as enjoyable but our experience with Cooley Custom Pools is totally the opposite. I couldn’t speak highly enough of Michelle and Sean and am happy to be a reference or show the pool to anyone interested.

Barry Goldman


Your professional and personal attention to detail played a big part in our decision to use you for our pool. We had tired to work with three other pool companies before we found you to design and understand the concept of our pool . Your attention and input to our vision for the pool along with your expertise in custom pools using natural stone made our decision to us Cooley’s Custom Pools the right choice.

It is never easy to put in a pool when a home is under construction, but your consideration and ability to work around all the sub-contractors invading your space, and still stand behind the time frames for delivery was tremendous. You deviated willing when changes were requested (such as moving the pool equipment to a different spot), and monitored the completed project to our satisfaction. I know I would not have had the personal pride you put into each of your pools, if I had used another pool company. You can rely on our recommendation any day of the week, and feel free to show our pool any time you want for reference.

Buz and Shareen Carnes – Modesto, California


Cooley’s Custom Pools built a spa with a waterfall in our backyard. They were always very professional thoughout the project. There was no confusion because Sean explained every step of the building process. We are still pleased with the quality of craftmanship of our spa. It was an enjoyable process from start to finish. The Webbs strongly recommend Cooley’s Custom
Pools.

Arthur Webb


Happy to hear that business is going well for you! Nice brochure and website! Thanks again for the great job you did. We LOVE our pool and get compliments all the time on it. Our oldest daughter is a proficient swimmer and several of her friends learned to swim over the summer in our pool. If you ever need a recommendation feel free to use us as a reference.

Ariana and Erik Kruger


We love our pool! We love our pool! And so do many of our friends who enjoy the plunge when it’s just too hot! When we asked and agreed on price and dimensions, rock etc, construction was fast. The men were polite. The job went smoothly and we are
totally satisfied!

Barb & Jim Findlay and Family

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