About Bluewater Pools


Since 1983 Bluewater Pools has been a family-owned and operated pool contractor serving the state of New Mexico, including Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Rio Rancho, Belen, Clovis, Farmington, Las Vegas, Roswell, and Los Lunas. We provide quality pools for our residential clients including swimming pool design, layout, excavation, electrical and plumbing, as well as start-up training and overall maintenance.

Bluewater Pools goes to great lengths to satisfy our customers in Albuquerque and all over New Mexico. When you purchase a Bluewater Pool, the relationship we have with you doesn’t end with the completion of the pool. To us, it is just the beginning. The experience and value that comes from being in business for over 40 years with the same owner is a benchmark by which no other pool builder can compare.


We’ve also gone to great lengths to make sure we have all the necessary skills, talents, and licenses in house. In fact, to the best of our knowledge, there’s not another pool builder in all of New Mexico who has all of the following licenses in-house:

Unlike most swimming pools contractors in Albuquerque today who have forgotten the meaning of the word integrity, Bluewater Pools has not. We didn’t build our reputation in the industry by just paying lip service to the notion of customer service. Instead, we built an entire business focused on providing genuine customer care – one customer at a time.

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Our Products & Services

Take a look below at the products and services we offer at Bluewater Pools.

Meet the Owner of Bluewater Pools

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10 Reasons People Choose Bluewater Pools

  1. Warrantees to last a lifetime – Every Bluewater pool comes with a built to last a lifetime on the shell.
  2. Complete in-house capabilities – We aren’t dependent on independent subcontractors. We have trained and licensed plumbers, electricians, and mechanical contractors all in-house.
  3. BBBOutstanding record with the BBB – We agree with the goal of the Better Business Bureau: To maintain the highest ethical standards on the industry. That’s why we’re proud of our A+ rating.
  4. Extensive experience – We’ve been working on both commercial and residential swimming pools of all types since 1969. Yes, we know a thing or two about pools.
  5. No-pressure Sales Philosophy – We know that buying a swimming pool is a big decision for any family, and you don’t want to be rushed. We’re okay with that. We’ll NEVER try to pressure you into a sale.
  6. Financing ability – As an exclusive “Paramount Financial” dealer, we’ll help you get the financing you need at a rate you can afford.
  7. CBPCSPCertified Building Professional (CBP®) and Certified Service Professionals (CSP®)It’s hard to believe that more than 95% of all pool builders won’t bother to get certified on “how to properly build a pool or “how to properly maintain and service a pool.” We’re part of that rare 5% that’s certified.
  8. Salt Water Pools – We offer the unique “saltwater” solution that eliminates “green hair,” dangerous chemicals, and the nasty task of dumping chlorine into your pool. With our IntelliChlor system, all you have to do is add a couple of bags of salt each year, and then sit back, relax and enjoy.
  9. Low Maintenance, Energy Efficient Pool Designs – From our over-sized plumbing and filters to our energy-efficient equipment and self-cleaning pool systems, a pool from Bluewater Pools costs less to own and takes less time and energy to maintain.
  10. Reliability – The biggest problem with most pool builders is they go out of business, leaving you and your pool with no warranty. Bluewater Pools has served Albuquerque and all of New Mexico for more than 40 years. You can trust us to finish the job and still be there for you many years later.

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Associations and Certifications

Bluewater Pools is proud to be certified and associated with the following organizations:

PHTA – Pool and Hot Tub Alliance

PHTAThe PHTA was formed in 2019 through the merger of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and The National Swimming Pool Foundation. Both organizations have similar goals of making swimming safe, healthy, and fun, so the merger was a logical improvement.

PHTA is the world’s largest association representing a swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. PHTA offers a pool and hot tub education and certification programs, provides valuable membership benefits, develops trusted industry standards, and advocates for critical legislation.

PHTA members adhere to a code of ethics in business and technical practices and share a strong commitment to the safe, healthful, and enjoyable use of industry products.

BBB – “Better Business Bureau”

Bluewater Pools, Inc. BBB Business ReviewBluewater pools are proud to have an A+ rating with BBB. The BBB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and foster the highest ethical standards between companies and their customers in the areas of:

  • Dependable Service
  • Honesty In Advertising
  • Honest Business Practices
  • Reliable Complaint Handling Procedures

Examples of services provided by the BBB are Business Reliability Reports, Dispute Resolution, Truth-in-Advertising, Consumer and Business Education, and Charity Review.
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Businesses earning the right to be included in this organization have a strong reputation for taking care of their customers.

More information at: Better Business Bureau

CBP® – Certified Building Professional®

CBPA Certified Building Professional® is an individual who has passed all the rigorous requirements of the PHTA’s Certified Building Professional® training program. Graduates of the course learn the skills and value system pertaining to high ethical standards, commitment to the highest standards of workmanship and construction, business stability, and superior customer relations. After completion of the training, all graduates must complete continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their CBP® certification.

CSP® – Certified Service Professional®

CSPA Certified Service Professional® is an individual who has passed all the rigorous requirements of the PHTA’s Certified Service Professional® training program. The three-level technical training program (TECH I, TECH II, and CSP) provides practical knowledge for technicians and service professionals, from structures and electrical systems, to hydraulics, pumps, and filters, to water chemistry and maintenance.

PHTA members who successfully complete all three levels are granted the program’s highest credential—CSP™ Certified Service Professional®.

Afterward, all graduates must complete continuing education requirements on an ongoing basis in order to maintain their CSP® certification.

American Shotcrete Association

The American Shotcrete Association, headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, is a non-profit organization of contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, designers, engineers, owners, and others with a common interest in promoting the use of shotcrete.

Formed in March 1998 to increase awareness of the shotcrete process, the Vision of the American Shotcrete Association is “that the shotcrete process be understood and used in every beneficial application.”

The Mission of the ASA is “to encourage and promote the safe and beneficial use of the shotcrete process”. This mission is moved forward through the work of the ASA Committees on Education, Marketing & Membership, Pool & Recreational, Publications, Safety, Sustainability, and Underground.

More info here: www.shotcrete.org

NPC – National Plasters Council

NPCThe National Plasterers Council was formed in 1988 to “provide a voice and support for swimming pool plasterers.”

Since then, the Council has been focused on studying plaster surface problems and the writing of technically sound practices for the industry. The Council has also worked to produce educational videos for consumers.

Other priorities include nationwide membership recruitment, new member benefits, and new educational opportunities including a pool surface applicator certification program.

More information at: www.npconline.org

New Mexico Contractor’s License #31940

Blue Water Pools’ New Mexico Contractor’s License is a testament to the high level of expertise and professionalism that we bring to every pool installation project. This license is issued only to contractors who meet stringent qualifications, and it is a reflection of our commitment to providing exceptional service and quality craftsmanship to our clients in New Mexico.

Holding this license means that we have demonstrated our knowledge and proficiency in all aspects of pool installation, from design and excavation to plumbing and electrical work. We are fully licensed and insured, and we adhere to all safety and building codes to ensure that every pool we install is not only beautiful and functional but also safe and long-lasting.

EE-98 Electrical Contractors License (up to 5000 volts)

This license allows us to handle electrical work related to pools, including installing and repairing pool pumps, lighting systems, and other electrical components up to 5000 volts. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that all electrical work is done safely and up to code, giving our clients peace of mind knowing that their pool is not only beautiful and functional but also safe to use. With Blue Water Pools, you can trust that your pool’s electrical needs are in capable and licensed hands.

MM-98 Master Mechanical license

At Blue Water Pools, we are proud to hold the MM-98 Master Mechanical License. This certification demonstrates our expertise in the installation and maintenance of mechanical systems related to swimming pools. With this license, we are equipped to handle all aspects of mechanical pool equipment, including pumps, filters, heaters, and more. We continuously train our team to stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in pool technology, ensuring that our customers receive the highest level of service and satisfaction.

GS-25 Swimming Pool Contractor License

As a company, we hold the GS-25 Swimming Pool Contractor license, which enables us to design, install, repair, and remodel swimming pools and spas in the state of New Mexico. This license ensures that we have the knowledge, skills, and experience to perform pool construction and maintenance work that meets state regulations and industry standards. We take pride in our ability to deliver high-quality pool services, and our GS-25 license is a testament to our commitment to excellence in this field.

MS-07 Swimming Pool Plumbing license

At Blue Water Pools, we take pride in our MS-07 Swimming Pool Plumbing license. This license allows us to perform plumbing work specifically for swimming pools, ensuring that your pool’s water flow and drainage systems are installed and maintained correctly. Our experienced and licensed plumbing team can ensure that your pool’s plumbing system is functioning at optimal levels, minimizing the risk of costly damages and repairs down the road. Trust us to take care of your pool’s plumbing needs with the utmost professionalism and expertise.

MM-02 For installation of gas lines

Blue Water Pools’ MM-02 license for the installation of gas lines enables us to safely and expertly install gas lines for pool heaters, outdoor kitchens, and other gas-powered amenities. With this license, we have the knowledge and skills to ensure that all gas lines are installed properly and meet all safety standards. This license adds to our wide range of capabilities and services that we offer our clients.

LP-09 Liquid Propane gas license

With our LP-09 Liquid Propane gas license, we can safely and expertly install propane gas lines for your pool’s heating system or other outdoor living features that use propane. This license enables us to work on propane gas piping, regulators, and appliances, ensuring that we meet all safety standards and regulations. At Blue Water Pools, we take great pride in our ability to provide comprehensive services for all aspects of your pool and outdoor living space, and our LP-09 license is just one more way that we go above and beyond for our clients.

GB-98 General Contractor’s license

As a general contractor licensed in the state of New Mexico, we at Blue Water Pools have the expertise to oversee every aspect of your pool project, from start to finish. With our GB-98 license, we are qualified to handle everything from site preparation and excavation to building and construction. Our team has the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure that your pool is not only beautiful and functional, but also built to the highest standards of quality and safety. You can trust us to manage your project efficiently and effectively, keeping you informed and involved every step of the way.

Residential Electrical Wiring (ER-1) Contractor License

At Blue Water Pools, we’re not just experts in the art of crafting amazing backyard oases, we’re also trained and licensed to tackle your home’s electrical needs! Thanks to our Electrical Wiring (ER-1) Contractor License, we’re equipped to handle a wide range of residential electrical projects with confidence and ease. From new installations to repairs and upgrades, our team of licensed electricians is dedicated to using only the highest-quality materials and equipment to ensure that everything we do meets strict code requirements and is safe, efficient, and reliable.

GS-4 Concrete, Cement, Walkways and Driveways License

At Blue Water Pools, we have licensed professionals on staff, who hold a GS-4 Concrete, Cement, Walkways and Driveways license in New Mexico. We have extensive experience in working on all kinds of concrete and cement projects. Whether you need a new installation, repair, or upgrade, we use only the highest quality materials and equipment to ensure that our work meets all code requirements and is safe and long-lasting. Working with us, you can rest assured that your walkways, driveways, and concrete projects are in good hands.

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