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Find the Best Pool Companies in Tampa, FL

Living in Tampa makes swimming a year-round activity, and there’s no better way to escape hot and humid days than with a dazzling pool. Choosing the right swimming pool and pool company can be a challenge, however. We researched the best pool builders in Tampa to get purchasing advice and find the right options for you.

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Blue World Pools
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Get a free quote online
  • Installation services included
  • Econoline, Midline & Classic pools
  • Several different financing options available

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Serves residents in
Tampa, FL
(888) 511-8266
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Jandy Pro Series
Overall satisfaction rating
  • Professional grade pool equipment
  • Product warranties available
  • Reach customer support via chat, phone or email
  • Register your products online for best customer service

Jandy Pro Series is a leading brand of pool products owned by Zodiac Pool Systems. Jandy's premium pool & spa equipment includes a full line of pumps, filters, lights, chlorinators, heaters, and award-winning automation solutions

Serves residents in
Tampa, FL
(800) 822-7933
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Larsen's Pool & Spa
  • More than 30 years of experience
  • A+ BBB rating
  • 3D pool design services
  • 3-year warranty on filters, pumps & Hayward equipment
9909 Race Track Rd.
Tampa, FL 33626
(727) 786-7665
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Grand Vista Pools
  • BBB Accredited
  • FSPA Design Awards Winner
  • Full maintenance program available
  • Pool resurfacing & refinishing
1722 Pink Guara Ct.
Tampa, FL 34655
(888) 530-7665
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Trendsetter Pools
  • 25 year pool shell warranty
  • Handles all permitting, construction & inspections required
  • 4-week maintenance once pool is complete
  • Rock waterfalls, sheer descents, fountain jets & therapy jets
13540 N. Florida Ave., Ste. 101
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 964 - 0000
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Natural Springs Pools & Spas
  • M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • naturalspringspools.com
109 Whitaker Rd.
Lutz, FL 33549
(813) 948 - 2326
Xecutive Pools
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • xecutivepools.com
13542 N. Florida Ave., Ste. 215
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 298-2218
Olympus Pools
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • olympuspoolsfl.com
4422 N. Lauber Way
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 983-7854
Challenger Pools
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • challengerpools.com
6846 N. Dale Mabry Hwy.
Tampa, FL 33614
(813) 886-9119
Riviera Pools
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • rivierapools.com
14409 N. Nebraska Ave.
Tampa, FL 33613
(813) 961-2358
Patio Pools
  • M-F: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sun
  • patiopools.com
4118 Gunn Hwy.
Carrollwood, FL 33618
(813) 962-0374
Tampa Bay Pools
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • tampabaypools.com
604 Lithia Pinecrest Rd.
Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 684-3639

Pool design and installation in Tampa


Backyard swimming pools are an excellent way to entertain guests and cool off in the Florida heat. They’re popular in Tampa neighborhoods that don’t have homeowners associations with community pools. Older and more established areas like Hyde Park, Bayshore and South Tampa have larger yards, lots of kids and a population that desires to maintain well-landscaped lawns and outside living spaces that often include pools.

Choosing between inground or above ground swimming pools in Tampa

Pool builders in Tampa often specialize in inground or above ground pools, but some companies sell and install both. When you’re deciding which is best for you, consider these factors and how they impact your lifestyle and budget.

Inground vs. above ground pools in Tampa

Inground pool Above ground pool
  • Adds value to your Tampa home
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Great for entertaining
  • Takes just a few days to install
  • More affordable
  • Less space is needed
  • More expensive
  • More maintenance required
  • Higher electric bills
  • Adds no value to your Tampa home
  • No deeper than 48” or 52”
  • Less durable
Best for...
  • Outdoor entertaining and daily use
  • Homeowners on a budget
  • Buyers can choose different sizes, shapes, water features and surrounding patio designs
  • Wrap-around decks and railings can be added to outdoor pools
Average installation cost
  • $25,000 - $80,000
  • $2,000 - $12,000

Above ground pools are typically built with steel or aluminum outer walls and a vinyl interior liner. Companies have more options for constructing materials when building inground pools, with each type of pool having different benefits.

  • Concrete pools, also known as gunite pools, are popular in Tampa because of their unlimited customization options. These swimming pools are perfect for Tampa residents who are looking for a centerpiece for a landscape design or want features such as a multi-level pool. Concrete pools take longer to build, however, and require more cleaning because of the porous material.
  • Fiberglass pools are durable and easier to maintain than concrete pools but have limited customization options. Because these pools are pre-built by the manufacturer, buyers are limited to the selection offered by their contractor and cannot design their own.
  • Vinyl pools are the least expensive option for inground swimming pools. These pools are relatively customizable but less durable and require the owner to replace the liner every six to 12 years. Liner replacement typically costs around $4,500, depending on the type of liner and pool size.

Keep in mind that inground pools are considered permanent, while you can remove an above ground pool if you no longer want it or would rather sell your home without it. Consider the size of your yard as well — if you have a large backyard, you can install an inground pool that’s any size or shape. If you have a smaller yard, an aboveground pool might fit better.

Maintaining your pool in Tampa

Regular maintenance is vital to keep your pool safe, extend its life span and keep it working at peak performance. Besides cleaning, you also need to ensure the water has the correct pH balance. Even if you have your swimming pool professionally cleaned regularly, you’ll want to have the following supplies handy:

  • Pool vacuum
  • Pool skimmer
  • Pool net
  • Water test strips
  • Balancing chemicals
  • Algae brush
  • Surface cleaner
  • Pool sanitizer

How to choose a pool builder in Tampa

Swimming pool contractors must be licensed through Hillsborough County and the State of Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. You can use the state’s website to verify a contractor's license.

When talking to pool builders in Tampa, get an idea of what you can expect in terms of construction timelines and cost. Some questions you should ask before buying a pool include:

  • Do you offer on-site inspections to help determine the best pool for my yard?
  • How long will the installation take?
  • What kind of payment plans or financing do you offer?
  • Do you have warranties on parts, materials and the life of the pool?
  • Do you offer maintenance packages?
  • How do you prevent damage, corrosion and general wear and tear?
  • Do you offer saltwater and chlorine water, and which do you recommend?
  • What kinds of chemicals do you use, and how do I know if the amounts are off?

The City of Tampa requires homeowners to apply for a permit before installing an inground or above ground pool. In addition to the general swimming pool permit, you may also need permits for electrical, plumbing, fencing and site clearing work. An experienced swimming pool contractor lets you know what is required and helps with any necessary permits.

Pool Builders Reviews

Blue World Pools

Blue World Pools specializes in affordable above ground pools and offers three different pool models and pricing plans. Installation is available seven days a week, and the company’s experience as a volume dealer enables them to keep prices low. Tampa reviews indicate the pools are low-maintenance and the company’s customer service is outstanding.

Blue World Pools

Jandy Pro Series

Jandy Pro Series is a pool automation company providing services and solutions to pool builders in Tampa and around the country. The company can provide a list of local dealers who use high-quality products and materials in their pool designs. The user-friendly supplies provided by Jandy are easily connected to smartphones and other digital devices.

Jandy Pro Series

Larsen's Pool & Spa

Larsen’s Pool & Spa is a local Tampa pool company that has been in business for over 30 years. It has a local reputation for reliability and value; reviewers in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties rave about available warranties and the company’s high industry standards. Larsen’s is a member of the Florida Swimming Pool Association.

Larsen's Pool & Spa

Grand Vista Pools

Tampa homeowners can have Grand Vista Pools build a customized swimming pool and complementary outdoor living space. The company is locally owned and operated, and it uses state-of-the-art design software to create and install pools. Reviews from Tampa customers praise Grand Vista’s customer service and the stress-free experience it provides.

Grand Vista Pools

Trendsetter Pools

Located in North Tampa, Trendsetter Pools offers customized pools with high-quality construction and installation. The company performs on-site evaluations and personal consultations to help design the perfect pool. Trendsetter provides a number of warranties, including a 25-year pool shell guarantee. Tampa customers say the company is fast, reliable and has competitive prices.

Trendsetter Pools