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Manatee & Sarasota Counties

Start Living The Island Way With Your Own Custom Swimming Pool

Are you ready to build your own slice of paradise? We are insured pool contractors that are fully licensed to offer Manatee and Sarasota counties the best swimming pool and outdoor living construction services. From creating your initial design to finishing construction our friendly, knowledgeable team works closely with you to ensure your project is completed to your exact vision! Whether you are looking for a simple plunge pool or a resort inspired oasis, the Island Way Team is dedicated to providing superior craftsmanship, honest communication, reliable service, and delivering unmatched value to our clients.

Why Manatee & Sarasota Counties Build With Island Way Pools...

Complimentary Consultations & Designs

To ensure you receive the most accurate pool estimate, our team schedules initial consultations at your home. After understanding your project goals and seeing your outdoor space, your designer will provide you a free 3D rendering and an accurate proposal!

Pool Financing Made Easy With Our Partners

Island Way Pools makes financing your pool project easy through our partners: Lyon Financial and HFS! Both Lyon Financial and HFS are offering low rates, no pre-payment penalties, and quick approvals. Apply today to start financing your pool project!

Advanced Pool & Outdoor Living Construction

We understand your backyard deserves more than just a pool, which is why our team specializes in complete outdoor living construction! Infinity edge pools, outdoor kitchens, pergolas, driveways, fire tables, or even sport courts... If you can dream it, we can build it! 

Our Pool Building  Process

Consultation & Design

Before we begin the consulting process, we need you to provide us a survey of your property. Once we have the survey, we can get you scheduled to meet with one of our pool professionals at your property. This initial meeting is to get a sense for your wants, needs, style, and the space we will be working with. After this meeting at your property, our team will begin working on your design. Upon completion of the conceptual drawings and renderings, you will be invited to our showroom for a visual presentation, where you will also choose materials. Learn more about our free consultation and design services in our blog:

In House Permitting


We ensure each project is built to the exact vision of the original design concept! All projects are managed by our trained staff whose goals are to manage timeframes, quality, and most of all, the client's expectations. Our team is currently building new pool projects in 8-12 weeks after we break ground. Learn more more about the different building phases in our blog:

3D Pool Design


After your contract has been signed, we begin assembling your pool permit package. We utilize a system called BuilderTrend, which will provide you access to each step of the process and a schedule of what is occurring.

Timeframes do vary for reviewing permit applications at each municipality . On average it usually takes 4-6 weeks with 2 weeks preparing documents prior to submittal. Once approved,  the fun begins within approximately one week. Learn more about the permitting process in our blog:

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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 Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties 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 home with more to be desired like most pool companies, when we are finished your outdoor living 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 present challenges not all pool contractors in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties 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. Island Way Pools' in-house design, permitting, and build teams have years of experience helping Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties build their dream outdoor living projects on Waterfront Properties. Our portfolio of Waterfront Pool Projects speaks for itself, check it our for some inspiration! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a pool project cost? 

All of our swimming pool projects are custom quoted based on features included, materials selected, and site conditions. Currently our 200sf plunge pool projects are starting at only $40,000, our 350sf custom pool projects are starting at only $50,000, & our pool+spa packages are starting at only $70,000! 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!

Do your employ subcontractors?

Island Way Pools has in-house crews to tackle most stages of your custom outdoor living project. We only subcontract your custom pool's electrical, plumbing, and screen enclosure. Our subcontractors are all licensed in the state of Florida and have been working alongside us on pool projects for over 6 years. Check out some of our pool projects to see the quality of our teams work: "Our Portfolio"

Does adding a swimming pool increase my homes value?

On average in the Florida, adding a swimming pool to your home can increase its value by 5-8%. The biggest impact a pool can have on homes in Florida though is how fast it will sell! Home with pools tend to sell faster. Especially in high-demand areas with warmer weather for most of the year... sounds exactly like homes in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties. 

How long does it take to build a pool?

On average a custom 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 you any aspect of your 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 come with a warranty? 

Yes, every component of your Island Way pool  will be covered under warranty; from your pool shell and deck to all of your pool equipment and plumbing. During the installation of your pool, your project manager will ensure all of your equipment is registered for warranty. Check out our warranty page to learn more: "Warranty & Service Request"

Will you submit plans to my HOA?

Our in-house permitting team will not only submit all paperwork with your local municipality but, will also put together a pool package to submit to your HOA as well! All we will ask of you is to send us your communities rules and regulations so we can ensure we submit all the proper documents. With many communities in the Tampa Bay Area, we have experience submitting plans with their HOAs. 

Will I be taught how to
operate my pool equipment?

After your pool project is complete and has been filled with water, your dedicated project manager will go through "Pool School" with you to ensure you know how to operate all of your pool equipment. In addition to pool school, we provide a 30-day pool start-up service to guarantee that pool starts out properly balanced and your pool finish is cured properly.

How many swimming pools have you built
that would qualify you to build my pool project?

Since 2006 Island Way Pools has built over 1000's pools for Tampa Bay and the greater area! Having got our start in Clearwater Beach and along the coast of Pinellas county: building pools with advanced techniques and in difficult site locations has been our team's focus since day one. The Island Way Team completes between 70 to 100 custom swimming pool projects a year. By ensuring we never stay too booked up, we are a able to guarantee our clients reliable communication, unmatched attention to detail, and the most innovative pool solutions. Feel free to ask your designer for references! 

Get In Contact With Island Way Pools

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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