Shelby Pools

Since 1994, Shelby Pools has turned the dream of pool ownership into reality for many discriminating homeowners in the area. You need only look at our Pool Portfolio to appreciate the level of our craftsmanship and why you can trust our reviews. We provide services within 50 miles of our Shelby location.


826 S. Post Rd

28152 Shelby, NC

Phone: 704-481-8400

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for our clients, team members and community by striving for excellence as a builder and supplier.


Our Philosophy

We believe in matching design and materials to compliment a home’s architecture and the client’s lifestyle. We strive to treat our clients and team members as we would expect to be treated.

“I think one of the strong suits we bring to the table is tat the level of work we do frees the homeowners mind from having to worry about details such as properly designed hydraulics, proper steel reinforcement, compaction, drainage etc.

I can think of few projects, where there are not details, that need extra attention to make things right. That’s why in my opinion there’s no real substitute for on site supervision. Keeping it on time and on budget and importantly for myself to get those little details that the average construction guy doesn’t always see as important.” - D.K.


Our Background

Darren Kendrick is a native of Cleveland County growing up in the Patterson Spring area. Darren has an extensive military background with the Army Corp of Engineers. He has been married to Helen for 18 years. They have two little girls, Kensley age six and Katie age two. They are active members of their church as well as the community. As a family they understand the value of quality family time and there is nowhere their children would rather be than in the pool with their family and friends. Helen opened the Shelby Pools retail store in 2001 to give their pool customers the added comfort of knowing they found us and we will take care of them which is why we take so much pride in our automatic pool cleaner reviews


Helen Kendrick

• Graduate Kings Mountain High School

• Joined company as co-owner in 1995

• Watershape construction five years

• Opened her first store in 1996

• Opened Shelby Pools retail store in 2001

• Completed 7 Pool Chemical schools

• Completed 2 pool and Spa retailing schools

• APSP certified pool and spa courses, 130 plus credit hours

• Active members of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals


Darren Kendrick

• Certified Building Professional (C.B.P.)

• Licensed by Board for General Contractors: #44572

• Graduate Army ROTC and Army Engineers Officers basic course

• 1992-1994 – Employed by Aqua Pools Inc., commercial pool construction

• Certified Pool Operator

• Graduate – Gennis 3 Pool Design Course

• Foxx Pools contractors course

• Active members of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (A.P.S.P.)

• Graduate of Crest High School and Western Carolina University