Western Luxury Pools, is a premier design and construction firm building the highest level of residential swimming pools, spas, and landscape water features in Idaho, Utah, Montana, & Wyoming.

Founder & President, John Del Rio, has been designing and building internationally recognized swimming pools and spas for over 20 years with well over 500 projects in his experience portfolio.

Western Luxury Pools was formed with colleague James Kaufusi, Marketing, and Operation expert, to provide a superb choice for clientele in the four state region that maintain extremely high expectations of their water installation projects and truly want the absolute best for their families.


  • Uncompromised Construction Process
  • The Finest Materials
  • Focusing on Details
  • Stunning Design
  • Constant Communication
Learn more about John Del Rio & James Kaufusi
Pool Builder Boise and Meridian Pool Conctractor
John Del Rio – Founder

John moved to Idaho in 2016 with his wonderful wife of 24 years, Amberae, and his two young children. Moving to Idaho was a decision that they both are so happy to have made for their family and their futures. They Love Idaho!!!

John’s father is a career General Contractor in California and he grew up working with his dad in the family construction business building custom homes, and doing major remodel projects all over Northern California.

John’s entrepreneurial spirit started very young. While still living at home as a teenager, he started an exotic pet business that eventually lead to an expansion in Mexico where he invented, designed, and manufactured many dozens of products for the pet industry with a team of partners, managers, and hundreds of employees.

In November of 1999, John sold out of his factory in Mexico and joined his lifelong friend and mentor, Rick Legnon, at his upscale luxury pool construction company in Sacramento. The opportunity to work with Rick, an internationally recognized “Master Pool Builder”, was essential in John learning the highest forms of pool design, engineering, and construction. For the initial two years John was to oversee the entire construction process of all the pools that Advanced Pools was building as Construction Superintendent. In the third year, John’s planned transition into luxury swimming pool design and sales began. John was intricately involved in the construction of well over 500 swimming pools over the next 20 years. Branching out into major pool renovations in the San Francisco Bay area and completing projects for some of the most exclusive clientele in the World.

John’s philosophy on swimming pool design and construction was simple: “Design the backyard to exceed the client’s expectations, and construct it for generations to enjoy.”

In John’s free time, he enjoys raising his Russian guard dogs and homestead animals, working with his wife and kids in 4-H projects, fishing, sports, wilderness, and exploration, and NFL football.

James Kaufusi – Founder

James is a proud native of Boise, Idaho. His father emigrated from the beautiful South Pacific Islands of Tonga.

As an exceptional athlete, James excelled in sports, particularly soccer. James pursued his athletic talent and was recruited into the United States National Soccer Pool and offered opportunities at the Professional Soccer Level. James has parlayed his own excellence and passion in the sport of soccer to become a soccer coach, trainer, and a huge role in bringing one of the most successful soccer clubs in America to Boise, Idaho.

With his time at Boise State University seeking his degree in Construction Management, to his education in Business Psychology from Ashford University, James has a unique skill set for creating stellar operations and reputation of Western Luxury Pools success.

Enthusiasm, personal discipline, and positive thinking is what sets James apart. It is infectious and motivating to all who know him.

A major part of what motivates James to excellence is his devotion to his wonderful wife, Jowita, and their two beautiful children. They enjoy so many things as a family here in Idaho, including camping, volleyball, and travel. One of the goals that James has is to take his wife and kids to his families origins in both Tonga and Jowita’s native Poland.