Ike's Carter Pools

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About Us







Our Promise

More than just a pool company, we design, build, restore, and maintain the most elegant and exciting aquatic environments that fit our clients’ coveted lifestyles. Founded in 1949, we have been setting swimming pool design and technology trends in South Florida for the past 70 years and counting. We enhance homes with immersive pieces of art, which incorporate fine waterscapes into the surrounding terrain and architecture. We strive to provide the perfect blend of beauty and function, to satisfy the most discerning tastes.

Managing Partners

Gary Kaplan

President & Partner

Gary joined the company more than 30 years ago. He oversees pool construction and remodeling sales. Gary has worked in all company departments using that holistic experience to build or remodel the finest designed and performing pools in the industry. Gary takes pride in his work because “Ike’s is known as the best in the business.” While the relationship ends after the sale or completion of a pool at other pool construction companies, Gary remains hands on for project so the final result exceeds customer expectations.

Erik “Ike” Eikevik

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Erik is a third generation company owner and operator. Starting as early as 8-years-old, Erik tagged along with President and Co-Owner Gary Kaplan to learn the ins-and-outs of pool design and construction. Erik was mentored by his famous pool building father Ike Jr. While working his way up the company ladder, Erik obtained a Certified Pool Contractor (CPC) License, earned a coveted Society of Watershape Designers Master certification, which is reserved for the upper echelon of members who are experts in pool design build and pool design consultation across the USA and Internationally. Unlike absentee owners at other pool companies, Erik is involved in every new pool design and construction project providing clients with a comfort level knowing that ownership is hands-on and accountable.


Pinnacle Award


Luxury Pools + Outdoor Living magazine recognition as the Best of the Best in pool and outdoor living design for Boca Water Wall / Bamboo Springs.

World’s Greatest Pool


Pebble Technology International® World’s Greatest Pools Contest recognition for Wet-stone Enclave.

World’s Greatest Pool


Pebble Technology International® World’s Greatest Pools Contest recognition for Sweeping Sunset.

World’s Greatest Pool


Pebble Technology International® World’s Greatest Pools Contest recognition for Champion’s Pier

World’s Greatest Pool


Pebble Technology International® World’s Greatest Pools Contest recognition for Paradise Falls.


After using an independent pool contractor for years, we finally switched to Ike's. The pool, developed a stain that the old contractor simply shrugged his shoulders over. Ike's responded immediately, and over the next two weeks, sent a full court press of technicians to get the pool back to normal. We got what we paid for and now in excellent hands with Ike's. I highly recommend them for their response, their service and their professionalism.

Patricia Esgate

The best pool builder, contractor, service & Maintenance and supply company in the state! I have done business with them for the last 25 years or more. They are solid and here to stay! You can take that to the bank

C Lon Smith

Ike’s built our 47' pool and maintains the pool as well. They did what they said and continue to do as they promised. I would recommend them without concern. They will deliver. If you have concerns, call Gary the owner and he will call you back. Like I said, you want what you paid for, call Ike’s. You want BS and being short changed call someone else.”

Michael J

Amazing pool builder who was on time, creative design, with flawless work. Highly Recommended with fantastic results!

Brent Dudley

Our Story

Incorporated in 1949 as Carter Construction, we were (and continue to be) pioneers in the South Florida pool industry. In 1962, then manager, Ike Eikevik purchased and changed the name of the company to Ike’s Carter Pool and Maintenance. 70 years later we’re still crafting one-of-a-kind pools and backyard living spaces for the most discerning clients.