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Paperless Licensing, effective 05/04/2018 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license construction contractors in the State of Florida. The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for construction contractors. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees […]

By Terri Payton, Aqua Blue Pools / tupayton@gmail.com Do you want the latest secret on how to increase your pay without having to work longer hours? With a little pre-planning and some extra time in front of the mirror each morning you can easily increase your sales. Despite what we all see in the public […]

By Brett Holland, Treasure Pools /  brett@treasurepoolsfl.com  It is 2018 and the demand for ozone is continuing to rise for residential swimming pools.  Consumers and industry professionals are both becoming more aware of the downsides of traditional sanitizers, such as salt chlorine generators, liquid chlorine and stand-alone tablet feeders.  Ozone was first discovered 170 years […]

The scholarship application for the 2018-2019 FSPA Scholarship Program is ready!  Dependents of owners or company employees (of 2+ years) are welcome to download the application.  All materials are due in the office by June 29.  Spread the word to any company staff with graduating high schoolers or college students.

A situation a Florida business ran into recently made us believe that a short article on this subject might be of value.  The US Department of Labor contacted this business as a result of a former employee complaint.  The individual was a pool service technician who was paid per pool serviced vs. by an hourly […]

By Mickey Sigmon, Pool Pro, Inc. / poolproinc@yahoo.com Swimming pool season in Florida is year round as water temperatures only vary slightly from month to month. On the service side of the pool industry, the “winter” months provide the opportunity to get caught up from the busy fall season, experiment with new ideas, and plan […]

By Rick Myers, Team Horner /  rmyers@teamhorner.com As I teach commercial pool classes, I always ask the question to pool technicians; what are some of the biggest challenges you face on a daily basis?  Undoubtedly, one of the top three to four answers are a property’s refusal to fix or address a leak.    In all […]

Welcome to a new year – 2018! We are inching closer to a new decade.  The world we live in today, as pool repair and cleaning specialists, is a much different world than it was 20+ years ago.  I remember, the year is 1995, a customer calls the office to schedule a service call.  The […]

Mike Kopke Pebble Technology The intent of this article is to shed light on fun facts and procedures of swimming pools in northern climates. When the snowbirds come down to Florida and miss experiencing the joys of winter, which include ice, snow and subzero freezing, they leave their northern pools behind. Here are some interesting […]

By Robert Sicignano, FLA Pools, Inc. Swimming pools have been around for a long time. Roman emperors had private swimming pools in which fish were also kept, hence one of the Latin words for a pool was piscina. The first heated swimming pool was built by Gaius Maecenas of Rome in the first century BC. […]

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Paperless Licensing, effective 05/04/2018 The Department of Business and Professional Regulation is excited to announce an advancement in how we license construction contractors in the State of Florida. The Department has implemented an innovative way to expedite the licensing process for construction contractors. The Department will no longer be mailing licenses upon issuance, as licensees […]

By Terri Payton, Aqua Blue Pools / tupayton@gmail.com Do you want the latest secret on how to increase your pay without having to work longer hours? With a little pre-planning and some extra time in front of the mirror each morning you can easily increase your sales. Despite what we all see in the public […]

By Brett Holland, Treasure Pools /  brett@treasurepoolsfl.com  It is 2018 and the demand for ozone is continuing to rise for residential swimming pools.  Consumers and industry professionals are both becoming more aware of the downsides of traditional sanitizers, such as salt chlorine generators, liquid chlorine and stand-alone tablet feeders.  Ozone was first discovered 170 years […]