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Backyards Designed Around Your Personality!

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since 2005

Pool With Personality

What do you get when you have a father and son who’ve spent years out in nature and love to build pools?

The outdoor area of your dreams.

Hi! We’re Mike & Nick Saia—Pool Builders Extraordinaire!

Whether you:

  • Dream of an outdoor area that’s HGTV-worthy (#FunFact: We’ve been featured on HGTV three times)
  • Long for a staycation in your own backyard
  • Want to relax next to your water feature
    Can’t wait to chill by your outdoor fireplace
  • Or want to be inspired with landscaping that encompasses your natural surroundings…

We’ve got you covered.

After 15+ years of helping clients build extraordinary outdoor environments inspired by nature, we transform your outdoor spaces into backyard oases.

As a father-son team, LiquidFX takes water features to the next level with full landscaping, outdoor kitchens, fire pits, and incredible finishing touches including natural stones and boulders.

From the current trend in “spools” to grandiose infinity-edge pools, LiquidFX offers design ideas and professional execution to make your outdoor living dreams a reality.

Our Story

Almost two decades ago, Liquid FX owner Mike Saia, with the help of his two sons, decided to design and build a coy pond in their own backyard. After completion, he shared photos of the design with the local pond supply business that he had purchased the materials from. The business displayed the photos, which in turn led other customers to inquire as to who had completed the design and build. This led Mike, a software engineer at the time, to build ponds with his sons on the weekends. Eventually, the love of design and creating extraordinary outdoor environments took over, and Mike decided to trade in the tie and razor for construction boots and a beard. Over the last two decades, Mike and his son Nick have expanded what started as weekend hobby building ponds to a successful business that now includes a wide array of outdoor construction including pools, ponds, landscaping, kitchens, and water features. They have expanded from local backyards to multi-state commercial projects including Bass Pro, Hotels, and Resorts, and have been featured multiple times on television shows such as Cool Pools and Best. Pools. Ever.

Our Core Values


Our team of experienced individuals prides itself on being self-motivated and goal-oriented. Our team has the aptitude to see the overall picture in every project, while also focusing on the minute details ensuring each project is unique yet complete. Accountability is a primary goal of this company, our staff is accountable not only to the job but to themselves and the customer as well. In order to remain disciplined our staff are highly capable of autonomy and work well independently to ensure tasks are completed on time and within budget.


Our team strives to take on challenges as they arise and problem-solve in order to complete the task. By committing to taking the initiative to push forward on projects, we are able to continue operations. Rather than seeking constant direction, we encourage our team to complete what needs to be done.


It is imperative that each individual takes full responsibility for their actions and performance. If an issue arises, it is crucial that it is addressed, owned, and resolved in an efficient time frame in order to continue moving forward. It is up to each individual to take responsibility and ownership for their own actions.


Safety is a primary focus of our company culture. It is important that we remain aware of our surroundings and potential job hazards on each job site and with each task, we are performing. Routinely utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment reduces the risk of safety-related incidents. Reporting any safety concerns on a project to the site supervisor and management also assists in preventing safety incidents. A safe environment leads to the successful completion of the project.

Company Pride

At Liquid FX we are enthusiastic about being a part of our team. Our employees display a great passion for what they do and take pride in the work that we produce. When working on job sites and when representing the company off duty, it is imperative that we maintain professionalism and pride in our work. Attitudes are contagious and having a positive attitude about our company, coworkers, and products adds positivity and enthusiasm to the job.


Each job that we take on is a commitment to the company, our employees, and most importantly the customer. Having to follow through on each project demonstrates professionalism and superior service. We expect our employees to represent the value of commitment in everything they do.

Mission Statement

Liquid Fx’s mission is to provide the highest-quality workmanship possible. We succeed at this because of the integrity of our subcontractors and staff, our commitment to a solid work ethic, and our passion for staying current with the newest innovations in our industry, with consideration for the environment. Liquid FX is a licensed swimming pool and landscape business incorporated in CA. Our staff and crew bring years of experience in residential and light commercial buildings and high-end renovations and additions. Currently, the company is involved in custom outdoor environment renovation and remodels, in addition to new construction and commercial projects. A working supervisor or foreman is on the job from start to finish and is responsible for the implementation of the design. We worked routinely with our subcontractors because our relationships are built on trust and performance. Our employees have been chosen based on their ability and level of craftsmanship, as well as their personal qualities and values. We believe that having our own employees provides us with more immediate control over the direction and nature of the construction process. Our pride and personal involvement in the work we perform results in superior quality and service. This attitude is also directly reflected in our employee’s level of responsibility, professionalism, and competency.

Where pools pack a punch…

As a custom pool builder in Northern California, Liquid FX is dedicated to bringing the beauty and serenity of natural elements into the design of each swimming pool. With a focus on custom swimming pools, commercial swimming pools, outdoor living, and landscape design, Liquid FX is a one-stop shop for creating your own backyard oasis. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or an entertainment hub for family and friends, Liquid FX’s team of experts can work with you to bring your vision to life.

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  • I’ve been a fan of building jeeps and hot rods ever since I could build models as a boy (my call name is Jeepjunkee).
  • I’m not kidding when I say I love the outdoors. I love to hunt, fish, hike, and relax next to a river or lake (usually with a whiskey in my hand.)
  • Spending time in nature inspires me to create incredible outdoor environments for our customers.
  • I have 3 grandkids, two boys and a girl. They’re my everything.
  • You won’t catch me in long pants—even in the dead of winter. My uniform is shorts and work boots.



  • I’m 30 years old and my wife and I have a two-year-old son, Ace.
  • When I’m not building pools I enjoy all things outdoors (notice a trend?). I love camping with family and friends, fishing in the high country, and riding my KTM.
  • One of my biggest passions is classic cars. I love flipping cars, working on them, and preserving history for future generations.
  • Also, I’ve never met an ice cream I didn’t like (although cookie dough is my fave–could there be anything better?!), and love a good whiskey (like father, like son!).

Meet Our Team

John Valerio
Shannon Crawford
Walter Guerrera
Rene Mendez

These guys are super talented, they build the most amazing pools, have friendly staff, and do what they say they are going to do."

- Matt Bristow | Facebook Review

Liquid FX installed a drainage system for me as well as a retaining wall and they did it for a fair price with good quality work. Will definitely do business with them again."

- Logan Downer | Facebook Review

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