About Us

Gulf Breeze Pools and Spas was founded by Mike Esmond in 2010, who is now celebrating his 56th year in the swimming pool industry.  We are a full-service pool construction company specializing in the design and build of custom in-ground gunite, vinyl, and fiberglass pools and spas.   In addition to building new pools, we also remodel existing pools and service pool equipment.   We build pools from the simple to the sophisticated, and our designer will work with you to design a pool specific to your desires and tailored to your landscape.

We look forward to helping you to create your backyard oasis.  

Member of the PensacolaGulf Breeze, Navarre, and Crestview Chambers of Commerce

Mike Esmond

Owner / President

With experience on over 7000 pool builds nationally and internationally, Mike has experience that few in the pool Industry have. Mike likes to say he’s only held two jobs in his life. The first was with the United States Army, serving one year in Vietnam. The second was when he started in the pool industry in 1968 and worked for a company called Sylvan Pools, which is now Anthony Sylvan Pools, one of the largest pool companies in the world. With them, he managed the construction of pools in Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Japan, England, and most of the states in the United States. 

James Kinports ​

Vice President
James has extensive experience in Sales, Marketing, and Construction. He spent the early part of his career working in corporate sales and marketing roles until he joined Gulf Breeze Pools and Spas. James worked in the field, learning the business from the ground up, and has overseen our overall pool construction for the last several years.

Joe Hild

Design / Sales Consultant
Joe started in the swimming pool business in the early 1990s, working in a retail pool store. Throughout his career, Joe has managed retail pool stores, run a pool service division, and built & remodeled pools. He has leveraged that knowledge for the last eight years as our in-house design and sales lead. .


Tyler Kinports

Construction Supervisor
After high school, Tyler served in the U.S. Army. He was a medic for the 82nd airborne unit out of Fort Bragg. Upon leaving the military, Tyler moved to the Panhandle to work for the family business; he is Mike’s grandson. Tyler served in many capacities while learning the pool construction business and now helps to supervise construction.

Tabby Love

Office Manager
Brought on to get the office organized and in line, Tabby effectively manages administrative tasks, schedules, and resources to ensure the smooth functioning of the office. With experience in the service industry and great communication skills, she can seamlessly interact with clients, vendors, and our crews.