top of page
Wave Graphic-01.png

About Kelly Pools

Kelly Pools is the premier swimming pool construction leader for the Pinellas County beaches & surrounding areas. With more than 30 years of experience, our family-run business is known for providing a customized, full-service experience for clients. In order to always deliver on our customer-first approach, we limit the number of jobs in production at any one time, ensuring we provide exceptional service during three key project phases.

  1. Planning – During the planning phase, we thoroughly educate potential clients on size options, equipment features, site condition requirements and all project details before buying our product.

  2. Design – We provide extensive & personalized design assistance for all buyers and respect their decision-making process with no rush to make hasty design decisions.

  3. Construction – We spend significant time supervising our job sites with our crews and owners with supreme attention to detail that results in a finished product that meets (and exceeds!) expectations. We are currently seeing longer than normal lead times for permits & materials due to COVID-19 impacts on the industry. We appreciate your patience.

Kelly Pools belonged to Florida’s commercial pool trade organization, United Pool and Spa Association (UPSA) from 1987 until 2017, when it merged with the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA). They are currently a member of the West Coast chapter of FSPA. 

Wave Graphic-01.png


Mike Kelly


Mike Kelly has worked in the swimming pool industry in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties since 1972.  He was employed by National Pool Builders of Largo until 1987 when he and his wife, Sandy, started Kelly Pools, Inc.

On the state government level, Mike is currently serving as a voting member of the Public Swimming and Bathing Facilities Advisory Review Board, also known as the Governor’s Advisory Board, having been appointed to the position in 2014 by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

At the county government level, Mike currently serves as the pool industry representative and Vice Chairman of the Pinellas County Construction Licensing Board (PCCLB). 

Chris Arnold

Chris Headshot.jpg

Chris Arnold has worked in the Florida swimming pool industry for 34 years and joined Kelly Pools in 1989.  He has extensive experience with pool tile manufacturing, swimming pool distribution, and residential and commercial pool construction.  He was licensed as a Florida Commercial Pool Contractor in 2000 and a Practical Exam Administrator for swimming pool sub-contractor candidates in 2007. 

For Kelly Pools, Chris sells residential pools and supervises construction, ensuring clients have a trusted partner for every project start-to-finish.

Chris served on the Board of Directors of United Pool and Spa Association (UPSA) prior to its merger with FSPA in 2017.

He is currently vice president of his homeowners’ association in Indian Shores where he resides with his wife, Karen.

Wave Graphic-01.png


Kelly Pools chooses to work with partners that offer the most high-quality products available. From design elements like deck finish & glass tile, to modern features like automated digital controls & colored lighting, our product partners help us deliver our upscale, custom swimming pools every time.

Vak Pak.webp
Luv Tile.webp
Noble tile.webp
Pebble Tech.webp
Stone Mart.webp
Artistic paver.webp
aquaworx logo.png
bottom of page