Charleston's Outdoor Living Experts

For more than 35 years, Atkinson Pools & Spas has built a reputation as the premier custom pool builder in Charleston, South Carolina. Our portfolio features award winning designs for clients seeking new swimming pools, pool remodels, landscape design, luxury backyards, and commercial swimming pools. Our focus on innovative designs, quality construction, and superior customer service is what sets us apart. We can design and construct every single element of residential or commercial project and transform it into a beautiful and functional dreamscape. From resort-style staycation concepts to gourmet outdoor kitchens and everything in between, we have the expertise to bring your vision to life.

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The Atkinson Legacy

One of the qualities that sets us apart from other swimming pool builders is our commitment to proven construction practices. Our luxury pool designers and construction experts marry intentional design with innovative construction practices to create watershapes that are beautiful, functional and durable. Need to renovate? No problem. We can plan a simple interior resurfacing to a complete swimming pool renovation that will delight your family. Whether you’re planning a large municipal project or a custom pool design for your home, instead of cutting corners with a lesser builder, trust Atkinson Pools & Spas with your luxury pool project.

Why Choose Atkinson?

Atkinson Pools and Spas LLC. is a custom-tailored design/build firm specializing in the high-end detailing of WaterShapes and Outdoor Living Spaces. Our creations are designed to be timeless, enhance lifestyles, and engineered to last a lifetime. With this in mind, we are not always the best fit for your pool construction needs and we understand that.

As a precursor to any further conversations. We employ no salespeople, nor do we price projects with gimmicks or discount terms.

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Charleston's only Aquatech Builder

Aquatech is part of the United Aqua Group, one of the nation’s largest organizations dedicated to the professional pool building and retail industries. For more than 50 years, clients have entrusted Aquatech’s award-winning residential builders with their outdoor dreams. Builders constructs awe-inspiring outdoor oases using innovative design, unparalleled craftsmanship and uncompromising ethics. They rely on the highest standards of excellence to transform ideas into breathtaking aquatic realities that reflect each client’s individual lifestyle. Behind every exquisite waterscape is an Aquatech builder.

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Rex Atkinson


Best Advice You Have Received? Life is about making your own parking space when there are not any!

Do You Collect Anything? I collect sports memorabilia. They usually are from games that I have attended.

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Josh Atkinson

Vice President

Best Advice You Have Received? Life is about making your own parking space when there are not any!

Do You Collect Anything? I collect sports memorabilia. They usually are from games that I have attended.

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Judi McKay

Commercial Design Consultant & Project Manager

What Do You Love Most About Charleston? The Food, History, and Culture of Charleston. There is not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t appreciate or revel in the beauty of Charleston!

What Do You Enjoy Outside Of Work? A nice happy hour on the water and my quiet, relaxing, decompressing Sunday’s!

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Madison Snell

Executive Assistant/Warehouse Manager/Vendor Purchaser

How Long Have You Been With Atkinson Pools and Spas? I have been with Atkinson Pools and Spas for almost two years. I’ve worked in the pool industry for three years. I have worked as the Warehouse Manager, Vendor Purchaser, Designer, Executive Assistant, and Sales. I enjoy seeing a project through the beginning to the very end.

Tell Us A Little About Yourself? I was born and raised in Charleston, SC. I graduated Clemson University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Communications which is design, management, and marketing as one. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, finance, and my dogs. I have two black labs. Sadie is an 8 year old lab with a 2 year old’s energy. Remington is a 94lb 1 year old!

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Chad Guthrie

Service Manager

How Long Have You Been With Atkinson Pools and Spas? I have been at Atkinson pools for 15 years. I have done everything one can do in the pool industry @ Atkinson. My current Title is Service Manager and I have been in this position for about 5 years. I enjoy helping people with their pool needs, working outside, and the freedom that the job allows from time to time.

Tell Us A Little About Yourself? Iam a local born and raised, I am married to my beautiful wife Julie who is a 8th grade teacher in Mt. Pleasant. Together we have 2 daughter Lainey 7 and  Winnie 2. We live in Mt. Pleasant and enjoy being active in the community. We have a dog Mary and a cat named Splashy.

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