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Florida West Coast Chapter

Hernando, Pasco (western portion) and Pinellas Counties – Executive Director: Malinda Howard 727-638-6072
www.FSPAWestCoast.com / FSPAFloridaWestCoast@FloridaPoolPro.com

The Florida West Coast Chapter would like to wish all of our members a happy holiday season!

The Chapter’s Annual Pool Industry Table Top Event was held Tuesday, October 24 at Ruth Eckerd Hall – Great Room in Clearwater.  Thank you to Don Ball, The Pool Works of Florida, for chairing the event and to all of the volunteers.  There were approximately 250 people in attendance.  This year the theme was fishing and the evening was filled with an exciting mixture of pool industry displays, food, drinks, door prizes and three grand prizes.

A big thank you to all of the exhibitors who participated:  A & A Manufacturing, AAdvanced Aqua Marketing Group (including Air Supply, Bobe, Pool Tool, Purity Pool, and SR Smith), AquaBond, Aqua Star Pool Products, Aquaworx, Blue Square Mfg., Built Right Pool Heaters, Byrd Moreton & Associates (including NC Brands, SGS Salt Chlorinators, Stegmeier, Thermeau Heat Pumps, Unicel, and US Motors), Century Electric Motors, C L Industries, Commercial Energy Specialists, Devin Cahn Associates (including Ecostealth, Great Lakes Biosystems, Intermatic, J & J Electronics, Saftron, Solaxx, United Chemical Corp), Easy Care Products, Florida Water Products, Gorman Company, GulfStream Heat Pumps, Hayward Pool Products, HornerXpress, Insurance by Ken Brown, Jack’s Magic, Kodiak Marketing/We Got IT Covered, Lo-Chlor, Noble Tile Supply, Pebble Tec, Pentair, Professional Lines (including Aladdin, AquaCheck, Inter-Fab, Nirvana Heat Pump, and Orenda Chemicals), Raypak/Rheem, Riptide Pool Vacuum Systems, SCP Distributors, SGM, Solar Solutions, Solar Source, Speck Pumps, Waterway Plastics, and Zodiac!  It was a fun night for everyone.

On Saturday, November 4 there was a Chapter Deep Sea Fishing Trip onboard the Double Eagle out of Clearwater Marina. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a good time catching many fish.

The Chapter Board met Tuesday, November 7 at Queen’s Pizza in Clearwater.  Thank you to Alex Fletcher and Aquaworx USA for sponsoring the lunch.  The Board will not be meeting in December. The next Board of Directors meeting will be held at noon on Tuesday, January 9 at Queen’s Pizza, 1834 N. Belcher Rd., Clearwater.  Our Board of Directors meetings are usually scheduled for the first Tuesday of the month.  We are always interested in hearing your ideas for Chapter meetings and programs.

Thank you to the 2017 Chapter Board of Directors for their hard work and dedication to the FSPA throughout this year:  President Don Ball, The Pool Works of Florida; Vice President Rick Howard, Rick’s Pool Service; Secretary Brian Gangelhoff, A Pool’s Best Friend; Treasurer Jim Guszkiewicz, SCP Distributors; and At-Large Directors Amber Couchenour, HornerXpress; Laura Frid, Quality Pool & Spa Services; David Oxley, Belleair Pool Service and Supply; and Ray Pearen, Fresh Finish Pools.

The Chapter Board of Directors for 2018 is President Rick Howard, Rick’s Pool Service; Vice President Brian Gangelhoff, A Pool’s Best Friend; Secretary Laura Frid, Quality Pool & Spa Services; Treasurer Jim Guszkiewicz, SCP Distributors, and At-Large Directors Don Ball, The Pool Works of Florida; Tim Converse, Solar Solutions;  Amber Couchenour, HornerXpress; Alex Fletcher, Aquaworx USA; David Oxley, Belleair Pool Service and Supply; and Ray Pearen, Fresh Finish Pools. Thank you to these members for committing their time to serve the Chapter in the coming year!

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