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About Island Way Pools

Helping Tampa Bay Live "The Island Way"

20 years ago before the Island Way team started building luxurious outdoor living spaces, we were dedicated to providing high quality hardscape solutions to Clearwater Beach and waterfront properties in Pinellas county. During our hardscaping years we noticed a lack of knowledgeable, reliable pool contractors with an eye for luxurious outdoor spaces in the Tampa Bay area. In 2006 to address the lack of trustworthy pool contractors available to the Tampa Bay community, The Island Way Team expanded our services to include: new pool construction, pool remodels/renovations, and complete outdoor living construction! We have since built more than 1000 pools for Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Polk, Manatee, Hernando, Citrus, and Sarasota counties! 

Since 2006 our team has been dedicated to the same goal: to build Tampa Bay the highest quality pools with a touch of luxury. No matter the size of your pool project, we want you to go through a stress free process while our team of pool pros constructs your dream outdoor living space. Are you ready to start living The Island Way?

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Meet The Island Way Team


Meet the team that is going to help you achieve your dream pool! Island Way Pools has been focused  on building a fresh team of young individuals who are creative and motivated to build the most innovative pools our customers dream up. 

Director of Sales Zach


I am a Florida native and have lived in Pinellas County my entire life. I graduated from Palm Harbor University and went to St. Petersburg College. 

My role here at Island Way is to over-see and perform the tasks involved in the sales process. I strive to provide exceptional customer service as I communicate with clients on a day to day basis.

I design all 3D renderings in house and they are always custom to the clients property and dream for their backyard. I include everything in your rendering from pool design, spa, screen enclosure, outdoor kitchens, custom decks, fire features, water features, and infinity edges. If you can dream it, we can build it.

Zachary Case
Director of Sales

Director of Operations Jacob


I am a Florida native and grew up in Pinellas County where I graduated from Osceola High School. After high school, I joined  the US Army where I served in Germany, Iraq, and Fort Knox, Kentucky before being medically retired in 2009. I have since Graduated from St. Petersburg College with my  Bachelor's Degree in Business and Operation Management.  I pride myself as a family man with six wonderful kids and a beautiful wife. 


My role at Island Way Pools is to handle the day to day operations for the company. I lead a team of project managers and contractors to complete the entire pool build from pre-site to finish in a timely and productive manner. 

Jacob Leach
Director of Operations

Project Manager Joe


My position as project manager at Island Way Pools is to oversee the day to day progress on the job sites. I strive to manage the expectations and communication of our customers and our operations team to ensure our customers are always pleased with the building process. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two children and my beautiful wife.

Joe Scroppo
Project Manager

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Jonathan Tuttle
Project Manager

Administrative Director Amber


I coordinate the day to day administrative tasks for Island Way Pools. I also am responsible for getting permits issued. I work directly with the various building departments all while maintaining the customer relationship. 

I have my Master’s Degree in Project Management and my passion is web & graphic design.  

Prior to starting full-time with Island Way, my focus was on raising my children and working from home as a freelance designer. I still run a very successful Etsy shop with my oldest step-daughter

Amber Lissy
Administrative Directo

Executive Assistant Joanna


I am a transplanted western New Yorker. I grew up near Buffalo and graduated with honors from Niagara University's College of Hospitality and Tourism Management. Its location on an international border in a world renowned tourism center gave me a great start in the hospitality industry.

My constant passion has been helping individuals to achieve their lifestyle goals. My move to Florida and my love for this new region made my move into the outdoor living profession a natural one; a marriage of the Florida outdoors lifestyle and helping individuals/families find their new perfect setting. My experience within various upper management roles made my transition into Island Way Pools seamless. 

Joanna Hidalgo
Executive Assistant

Custom Relations Manager Bre


I was born and raised in the Island Estates Community and grew up working for my dad's logistics company which implemented small business skills in me from an early age. I studied business at St. Petersburg College. My upbringing, as well as my studies, have led me to follow my passion in working for small businesses and helping to contribute to their growth. 

I began my career with Island Way Pools looking to gain knowledge and experience in marketing as well as the construction industry. As Vice President of Marketing, my role consists of social media management, advertising, and photography. I also assist with Customer Relations which includes managing warranty claims and customer satisfaction. 


Breanna Kennedy
Customer Relations Manager

Administrative Assistant Abbey


I am proud to be a Florida native growing up in Safety Harbor my whole life. I graduated from Countryside High School and I am currently attending  St. Pete College for my bachelors degree in business administration. In my free time I enjoy cooking, being outside in nature, and learning about holistic medicine. I will admit, I am a crazy cat lady as I have two cats and I treat them as my children. I have learned so much working at IslandWay and I desire to continue to improve my knowledge within the world of construction.  My role here consists of general administration duties as well as facilitating clear communication for new customers, particularly throughout the permitting and inspections processes. I am committed to enhancing efficiency by ensuring that our customers remain well informed and up to date on the progress of their projects.

Abbey Dailey
Office Assistant

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We Build More Than Just Swimming Pools

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An outdoor living space deserves more than just a pool and our design experts understand that. Which is why we are here to help Tampa Bay and the greater area build more than just swimming pools! This can be anything from outdoor kitchens and fire features to a new driveway or even a pickleball court. Instead of leaving your property with more to be desired like most pool companies, when we are finished your outdoor space is ready for your family to enjoy. If you can DREAM IT, THE ISLAND WAY TEAM CAN BUILD IT!

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Waterfront Pool Project Clearwater Beach

Waterfront Properties can present challenges not all pool contractors have experience handling: higher water tables, difficult elevations, engineered retaining walls, and more stringent code regulations are just some of the challenges that can arise with Waterfront Pool Projects. Our in-house design, permitting, and build teams have years of experience helping Tampa Bay & the greater area achieve their outdoor living dreams on Waterfront Properties. Our portfolio of Waterfront Pool Projects speaks for itself, check it our for inspiration! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a pool project cost? 

All of our pool projects are custom quoted based on features included, materials selected, and site conditions. Currently our 200sf custom plunge pool projects are starting at only $40,000 and out 350sf custom pool projects are starting at only $50,000! Check out our blog post diving deeper into the cost of a pool project: "How Much Does a Concrete Pool Cost?"

I have a small backyard. Can I still have a pool built?

You can absolutely have a pool built in a small backyard! Small or uniquely shaped properties just require some flexibility with the design as we work around your county's regulations. Small pools, cocktail pools, plunge pools, and spools have been a popular trend in recent years as people look to fit more than a pool in their outdoor living space!

How long does it take to build a pool?

On average a pool project takes 4 months from the start of permitting to you being able to swim. After you have your initial design and have made your material selections, our Director of Sales Zach can let you know if any aspect of your pool project may affect this timeline. Check out our blog for a deep dive into the pool building timeline: "How Long Does It Take To Build A Pool?"

Will my pool or outdoor living project have a warranty? 

Yes, every component of your pool project has a warranty offered but the warranty varies by item. During the installation process, we will get you everything you need to know about our warranties for the products we are using. Check out our warranty page to learn more: "Warranty & Service Request"

Are you ready to take the plunge towards building your dream backyard? Have a question about pools or the pool building process? Complete the form below or call us at 727-488-2047 to speak with a member of our team!

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