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By Alvaro Mendoza, CES / amendoza@ceswaterquality.com After 35 years of paying its dues, chemistry controllers are finally being accepted as a great baseline to a responsible commercial pool care program. Forward-thinking pool service owners are taking it one step further and are providing a controller for each of their customers as a part of their […]

By FSPA President Jim Bingold As we begin 2019 I am compelled to reflect back on my time as a FSPA Board member for the Palm Beach Chapter and on the state Executive Committee, but more importantly, on the amazing people of this association. I think about the volunteers who served as presidents, task force […]

By Todd Koonts, SPIES Pool / todd@spiespool.com What is Legionella and why do we seem to be hearing more about it being found in spas, spray features or fountains? Legionella is a germ that can cause a type of pneumonia called Legionellosis, more commonly known as Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionnaire’s often mimics the symptoms of pneumonia […]

By Jerry Mason, HornerXpress / jerry@teamhorner.com Do you want to grow your business revenues and profits, but not sure how? The answers may vary slightly based on what segment of the market you serve, but there is a common theme. Here are a few of the “easy” answers.  If you build or renovate pools – […]

By Walter Clemence, FSPA Government Affairs Manager / Walter@FloridaPoolPro.com There have been a few changes in licensing requirements for LP gas. Qualifiers and Master Qualifiers:   Effective July 1, 2018, the license types and education requirements have changed for LP Gas Licenses.  If you previously held a Gas Installer or a Gas Specialty Installers license, […]

By Jonathan Mosher, A & D Pool / jonathan@adpool.today Joining the FSPA two years ago was one of the best decisions I’ve made since coming to Florida.  I moved down to Florida from Ohio where I also worked in the pool industry. After working in this industry in both states for some time, I’ve realized […]

FSPA Executive Director Wendy Parker Barsell, wendy@floridapoolpro.com  It is the time of year to give thanks for all that we’ve received in the past year.  I am thankful for many things and the staff and volunteers of this association make my job much easier. First, outstanding team members.  Each person who works at FSPA helps […]

By David Griffiths, Insurance By Ken Brown / dgriffiths@insbykenbrown.com Are you getting the most out of your Telematics/GPS system? Are you using it as a real management tool? A typical GPS system has the ability to track a significant amount of information which can be used to monitor and manage your drivers. Managing the operations […]

By Rob Sanger, Galaxy Pools / rksanger@yahoo.com I have been servicing, modifying, and building commercial pools longer than I can remember (since 1975 to be exact). Boy how things have changed.  Back then the rules were fairly lax, you would have pools with waterline tile looking more like a roller coaster than an edge that […]

FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools | shamrockpls1091@aol.com November, for most of the country, signals the true beginning of winter. We, here in Florida, typically are not anticipating our first snowfall for quite some time! But seriously, November does signal a typical slowdown in many aspects of our businesses. However in many other aspects, it […]

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By Alvaro Mendoza, CES / amendoza@ceswaterquality.com After 35 years of paying its dues, chemistry controllers are finally being accepted as a great baseline to a responsible commercial pool care program. Forward-thinking pool service owners are taking it one step further and are providing a controller for each of their customers as a part of their […]

By FSPA President Jim Bingold As we begin 2019 I am compelled to reflect back on my time as a FSPA Board member for the Palm Beach Chapter and on the state Executive Committee, but more importantly, on the amazing people of this association. I think about the volunteers who served as presidents, task force […]

By Todd Koonts, SPIES Pool / todd@spiespool.com What is Legionella and why do we seem to be hearing more about it being found in spas, spray features or fountains? Legionella is a germ that can cause a type of pneumonia called Legionellosis, more commonly known as Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionnaire’s often mimics the symptoms of pneumonia […]