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By Alvaro Mendoza, Commercial Energy Specialists / amendoza@ceswaterquality.com Once a service company takes over an account, they’re normally trying to figure out the personality of the pool, how much time they need to spend and what they have to do to keep the pool clear and the customers happy. Sometimes the pool is lightly used […]

By FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools / shamrockpls1091@aol.com As the summer winds down and the kids return back to school, many of our daily routines once again revert back to the primary focus of work. Not that the focus ever went away. It’s just that many of us with children have their priorities realigned […]

By Misty Knight, Zodiac Pool Systems / misty.knight@zodiac.com Remember playing the “telephone” game as a child? You sit in a circle where one person whispers to the next person what was said and then the person at the end of the line tells everyone what they think was originally said. Even though I am speaking […]

By Wendy Parker, FSPA Executive Director/wendy@floridapoolpro.com Shhh, don’t tell your employees about FSPA!  Why not?  Because goodness knows, they might actually find something about membership beneficial. FSPA is a trade association, which means your membership belongs to the company, not just the owner whose name is on the bill.  That means that EVERY SINGLE one […]

By Ray Pearen, Fresh Finish Pools LLC/ray@freshfinishpools.com There is so much work out there. The phones keep ringing and almost every caller wants ‘it’ done now. During the busiest times of the year with a shortage of workers, we are challenged to get everything completed, meet every demand and keep every customer happy. Add this […]

By Rick Howard, Howard’s Pool Service, Inc./flapoolguy1@yahoo.com For those maintaining commercial pools, dealing with Health Department inspections is a way of life. In Pinellas County they have really started cracking down on both not enough flow and/or too much flow. Commercial pools are engineered for a required flow to turn over the pool in six […]

By FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools / shamrockpls1091@aol.com  As the end of summer nears, many of us look forward to the peace and quiet that is finally in sight. The kids are going back to school! Yes, the youngsters are once again going back to learn the ABC’s and the routine that school brings. […]

By Deidre Bedford, West Coast Pools, Inc. / deidre@wcppools.com You’re probably saying to yourself, “We can’t stop unlicensed activity, there are just too many of them out there”  Well,  with that attitude we will never stop them.  How does this affect our industry and why should we care?   I’m glad you asked. Some fun facts […]

By Rick Myers, Team Horner / rmyers@teamhorner.com Recently I had the pleasure of teaching the FPPS class for one of my customers, and they had 14 of their service techs, managers, and office staff there.  The experience level in the room ranged from people just new to our industry to service techs who have been […]

By FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools / shamrockpls1091@aol.com  This time of year we start to see print and television ads reminding us that it’s time to start thinking politics. While many of us are consumed by our businesses in our busiest time, we cannot forget to exercise one of our greatest rights in this […]

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By Alvaro Mendoza, Commercial Energy Specialists / amendoza@ceswaterquality.com Once a service company takes over an account, they’re normally trying to figure out the personality of the pool, how much time they need to spend and what they have to do to keep the pool clear and the customers happy. Sometimes the pool is lightly used […]

By FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools / shamrockpls1091@aol.com As the summer winds down and the kids return back to school, many of our daily routines once again revert back to the primary focus of work. Not that the focus ever went away. It’s just that many of us with children have their priorities realigned […]

By Misty Knight, Zodiac Pool Systems / misty.knight@zodiac.com Remember playing the “telephone” game as a child? You sit in a circle where one person whispers to the next person what was said and then the person at the end of the line tells everyone what they think was originally said. Even though I am speaking […]