Welcome to Charleston, South Carolina! We are extremely honored to be members of Tributary and humbled that more so as a host city in 2021. -- Josh Atkinson

Sunday - 10/10/2021

Sunday Night Reception & Happy Hour - 5:30pm-8:30pm

Monday - 10/11/2021

Project Tours with Atkinson Pools

Transportation via chartered bus. Water and snacks on board.Depart Hyatt House promptly at 8:00am. Drive time to the first project is ~60min.

  • Marsh House Tour 45 minutes 9:15-10
  • Marsh House to Pearson 5 Minutes
  • Pete Dye Tour 30 Minutes 10-10:30
  • Pete Dye to Marsh Edge 15 Minutes 10:30-10:45
  • Marsh Edge Tour 30 minutes 10:45-11:15
  • Marsh Edge to lunch location 45-90 Minutes. Arrive between 12-12:45
  • Lunch 90 minutes 12:30-2 @ Brewlab - https://www.thebrewlab.net
  • Lunch to Stono 15-30 minutes 2-2:30
  • Stono Tour 30 minutes 2:30-3
  • Stono to Childrens Park 30 minutes 3-3:30
  • Childrens Park Tour 30 Minutes 3:30-4
  • Childrens Park to Shem Creek 30 Minutes 4-4:30
  • Shem Creek Tour 30 Minutes 4:30-5
  • Oliphant to Happy hour 5 minutes

I wanted to extend some courtesies often asked of us as professionals on each tour. To many of these clients, this is a dream realized. So, please be respectful of material choices, furniture, etc in your comments on each site. Like most of our clients, they all have video cameras and could be listening in.

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that we are looking forward to learning more about how to do things better, even by touring our own projects. By no means do we think we are perfect, or even close. I’m positive there are issues on each job, flaws in fact, that we potentially aren’t even aware of. We welcome positive feedback as an organization.

Below is a list of the projects. We have included dropbox links to the associated 3D renderings (if available) and plan sets for your review. Please do not share. We have redacted names at the clients request and renamed them.

Marsh House Kiawah Island – Kiawah Island Private Club Pool 

Completed 2016
Site and Architecture Design by Thomas and Denzinger
Pool Design – Atkinson Pools and Spas

Pete Dye – Ocean Course Kiawah Island

Architect – Thomas and Denzinger – Instagram 
Completed 2020

Marsh Edge – Kiawah Island 

Architecture – Thomas and Denzinger – Instagram
Pool Design- Atkinson Pools
Completed 2021

Stono Modern – Charleston – 

Architect – Rush Dixon Architects – Instagram
Pool Design – Atkinson Pools
Completed 2021

Children’s Park – Water Feature / Splash Pad 

Architect – Thomas and Hutton – Instagram
Hydraulic Design – Raindrop / Atkinson Pools
Completed 2021

Shem Creek  

Architect – Carl McCants
Pool Design – Atkinson Pools
Completed 2021

Tuesday - 10/12/2021


  • 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM - Atkinson Pools –  Project tour review, Q&A, and open mic group discussion.
    • Quick Introductions (Atkinson Pools, members, sponsors, etc.)
    • History of Charleston, SC
    • History of Atkinson Pools (Josh & Rex)
    • Q&A and open mic group discussion about project tours
    • Hayward introduction (time for presentation or discussion)
    • Business Consulting Team – Generational Transfer/Buyout (time for presentation or discussion)
  • 12:00-1:00 PM - Lunch at nearby restaurants - Options and details TBA
  • 1:15pm – 4:00 PM - Roundtable discussion. Rotating group discussions.

Wednesday - 10/13/2021

Various Optional Activities / Depart

  • TBA

Below is a list of highlights and places to visit. If you are coming in early or staying late, these are some places to go and see. During our tours, we will be passing through and by a large portion of these historic sites. We will do our best to point them out for you.

Saturday, October 8

Charleston Farmers Market - within walking distance of hotel http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com

Sunday, October 9

Second Sunday - within walking distance of hotel The streets close down and restaurants and shops move into the street. Accompanied by street performers and artists producing their wares. https://discoversouthcarolina.com/products/28502

Historical Locations, Monuments and Activities

Charleston City Market

Charleston City Market - one of the nation's oldest public markets. Most items are all locally made and indigenous to South Carolina traditions and cultures. Making your way through will likely take a few hours. Pay attention to the sweetgrass basket makers. These artisans are unlike any other and you will struggle to find anything like it outside of Charleston.https://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com

The Battery / Rainbow Row

These two areas are walkable. You can see the entire harbor and the mouth of the Atlantic Ocean in these areas. It is surrounded by the country's oldest and most famous houses. You should be able to see Fort Sumter and Castle Pinkney on clear days.

Beaches to Visit

Folly Beach

Funky and local, sometimes just weird. But, as the saying goes, it's our weird. If you want to go, you need to go early, as traffic can get congested on two way roads in and out. The washout is where the surfers go. Breakfast restaurant the Lost Dog and lunch spots at the Tiki Bar are pretty good. - https://www.follybeach.com

Sullivans Island - Locals Choice

By far the most historical. Sullivans island was a bulwark of defense during the revolutionary war and the first shots of the civil war were fired from this island at Fort Moultrie. A locals secret, you can find a really cool jetty and beach spot at Fort Moultrie. The confederate army occupied the island and many of the houses were officers quarters long ago. An amazing place to have lunch at Poes, Home Team BBQ, Mex 1, or Aubrey's favorite, the Co-Op where you can get bottled frozen rose and awesome sandwiches. - https://www.charlestoncvb.com/beaches/sullivans-island/

Restaurants / Bars

Local to Charleston Cuisine - on the fancy side


Lunch / BBQ

Rooftop Bars and Restaurants to check out