Coolest Pools ’21

Does your yard need an upgrade? Here are the hottest pools to cool off in the sweltering Lowcountry heat all summer long.
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The events of the past year have led to many of us staying home a bit more than usual, and business is booming on the home improvement front. Before summer comes around again, put an end to all those little trips to Home Depot for odds and ends and jump into a project more worthwhile, literally.

Year Round Pool

With locations in Bluffton and Hilton Head, South Carolina, Year Round Pools serves Charleston through Savannah. Their residential pool customers receive the personal attention they have come to expect from a small pool company, combined with the resources and experience expected from a large one. Their award-winning design and construction team works directly with clients to create their vision of the perfect backyard.

“This pool was part of a major home renovation, and space for the pool was at a premium,” explains Ted Graziano of Year Round Pools. “The pool and surrounding architecture was creatively designed to maximize space and create the beautiful outdoor living area. For the pool in particular, the large sun ledge was designed to accommodate multiple chairs for lounging in 15 inches of water. The pool also features a lap lane for exercise and is finished in Pebble Tec exposed aggregate in ‘Caribbean Blue.’”


Year Round Pools/ Photo by Blake Crosby

Clearwater Pools & Patios

For 25 years, family-owned Clearwater Pools & Patios has been creating custom pools and performing quality installations and renovations for Savannah and its surrounding communities. From conceptualization through maintenance service, Ike New and his sons provide expert, personalized services to transform and maintain any outdoor living space.

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When it comes to building custom pools and patios, projects can take anywhere from four to six weeks to complete, on average. As for pricing, due to the custom nature of the work, cost can vary, according to Clearwater Pools & Patios. Contact a builder for a quote to bring your outdoor living space dreams to life!

Pratt Guys

Based in Jacksonville, the Pratt Guys specialize in designing and building custom outdoor living areas for residential and commercial properties. They’ve appeared on HGTV, Animal Planet, National Geographic WILD and D.I.Y. Network, and even collaborated with celebrity pool expert Lucas Congdon of Animal Planet’s “Insane Pools: Off the Deep End.”

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Artistic Pools, Inc. 

As a founding member of the Master Pools Guild and one of two members to serve the state of Georgia, Artistic Pools, Inc. is based in Atlanta and has been in the pool design and construction business for over 80 years. They also handle all aspects of outdoor design from pool houses and pavilions to firepits and places, and everything in between.

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Savannah Surfaces

While TV shows make home-reno and D.I.Y. projects look easy, behind the scenes, experts in the field are carefully and meticulously planning and designing outdoor spaces that can be unpredictable. 

Savannah Surfaces are the experts in consulting for all outdoor planning and remodeling projects. They offer the finest selection of products—sourced domestically and from around the world—in their boutique showroom in Hardeeville.

Photo: Blake Crosby

Aqua Blue Pools

If a pool needs puttin’ in anywhere between Charleston, South Carolina and Savannah, Georgia, Aqua Blue Pools is the preferred choice. As the only Master Pools Guild member within 50 miles of either city, Aqua Blue Pools is a member of an elite, select group of custom pool builders “dedicated to designing and building the World’s finest pools to the highest industry construction standards.”


Pool Solutions Plus

At Pool Solutions Plus, clients work directly with the design team to bring their backyard paradise to life. From on-site consultations through installation and maintenance, Pool Solutions Plus is a full-service company providing their top-notch services throughout the Savannah area. The team’s expertise takes the stress out of the project and allows clients to enjoy the process and get excited to experience their new oasis.


Pride Pools

Having installed over 3,000 pools in Claxton and Savannah, Pride Pools, Spas & Leisure Products has been beautifying backyards since 1975. This family business is on its second generation of ownership and is committed to providing the best designs, products and services to their community.

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