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FSPA President


As business owners we spend so much time working on getting business we may lose track of the paperwork needed to protect ourselves when we do get a signed contract. Our contract is all we have in protecting ourselves should a matter go to court or arbitration. There have been recent legislative changes that require new language in our contracts. It indicates that pool contracts require Pool Recovery Fund information with the address to contact for homeowners. If you have not updated this, your contract may technically not be enforceable. You should consult an attorney to make sure you have a current, enforceable contract.
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Are you an FSPA member with children in college? Did you know that each year an average of $23,000 is distributed to dependents of pool industry professionals through The Florida Swimming Pool Association Scholarship Program? This program helps members meet the high cost of college expenses for their children. The award is presented by the Swimming Pool Education & Safety Foundation.

Students at all levels of post-secondary education are eligible for merit scholarships based on academic accomplishment, extracurricular activities, contributions to their community and a research paper on a pool industry related topic. This program is only available to dependents of owners and employees of member companies.

The 2017-2018 Scholarship application and materials are due in the FSPA office by end of business on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Click here to download the 2017 Application!

*Sponsoring company must have membership paid in full to participate.

With spring and summer fast approaching your pool will start seeing more use from your family and friends. Keep your pool fun and festive with new pool toys and accessories*.

For babies: There are so many fun ways to introduce baby to the pool! Keep them close in baby floats!

For kids: Between diving toys and underwater hoops, there’s lots of opportunity for kids to have fun in the water.

For adults: With so many unique pool floats, how could you possibly choose one?

For more ways to expand your collection, check out Amazon’s Best Sellers.

*With great fun comes great responsibility! Always supervise your children in the water and practice pool safety!

 

The 2017 SkillsUSA Florida State Leadership and Skills Conference will be held April 24th through April 26th. FSPA will be sponsoring a booth at the World of Possibilities on Monday, April 24 & Tuesday, April 25 at The Lakeland Center, 701 North Lime Street, Lakeland, 33815. Volunteers are needed to work at the FSPA Booth to speak with Students, Instructors and College/School Administrators.

What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. The national, nonprofit organization serves teachers as well as high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

What is the Worlds of Possibilities?

The Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo will be a premier event of its kind bringing together business leaders in key area industries to give 2,500+ students hands on career exploration opportunity. The purpose of the Expo is to create awareness about career options among students and educators.

Email Mary@FloridaPoolPro.com with your availability (date & time) to assist at booth and if you would like to attend the Opening Ceremonies, Sponsor Social/VIP reception. Please respond by April 14th.  View the conference schedule below.

Schedule for the Conference:

Sunday, April 23

  • Opening Ceremony— 7:00 PM
    • Youkey Theatre located in The Lakeland Center – Contact me if you are interested in attending the ceremony.

Monday, April 24

  • 9:00 AM—3:00 PM—Worlds of Possibilities
  • 4:30 PM—6:30PM—Sponsor Social / VIP Reception – Contact me if you are interested in attending the Sponsor Social/VIP Reception

Tuesday, April 25

  • 9:00 AM—3:00 PM—Worlds of Possibilities

Wednesday, April 26

  • Closing Ceremony—10:00 AM
  • Jenkins Arena – The Lakeland Center.

What is SkillsUSA?

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. SkillsUSA helps each student excel. The national, nonprofit organization serves teachers as well as high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations.

What is the Worlds of Possibilities?

The Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo will be a premier event of its kind bringing together business leaders in key area industries to give 2,500+ students hands on career exploration opportunity. The purpose of the Expo is to create awareness about career options among students and educators.