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By Greg Bowers, Pinch-A-Penny / cane2000@bellsouth.net As we continue to see growth in the number of people moving to Florida and the number of new pools being built each year, plus an already large number of existing pools, the need for pool service is in demand even more each year. We have several other factors […]

Events and Meetings: 2019 Legislative Days FSPA’s 2019 Legislative Days will be taking place at the State Capitol this week from March 20 to March 21.  FSPA members from around the state will be engaging with legislators and state agency officials about our legislative and regulatory priorities this year. We are looking forward to a […]

Executive Shuffle Allison Sitte was named director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Erin Moffet will be Federal Affairs Director for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Democratic Commissioner Nikki Fried. Campaign Shuffle Dan Daley was the only candidate who qualified in the special election for House […]

By Will Monroe, Howard’s Pool World / willhpw@embarqmail.com The service side of our industry is all about repeat, ongoing business. Once a pool gets dialed in, repeat service is less about the actual pool and more about the relationship with the pool owner. In Florida, we only have a few months of face time to […]

2019 Session Update Week of February 11 – 15 Executive Shuffle Governor Ron DeSantis appointed Jonathan Satter as Secretary of the Department of Management Services. Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried named Holly Bell as director of cannabis. Stats So far, there have been 1,832 bills filed for the 2019 Session. There are 17 days left until […]

Your State, Your Voice   Job Shuffle Summary of action from Governor Ron DeSantis this week: announced the appointment of Judge Laurel M. Lee as Florida Secretary of State appointed Jim Zingale as Executive Director of the Florida Department of Revenue announced his intent to name Ron Bergeron to the South Florida Water Management District […]

By Keith Johnson, Pool Works / trifloridawater@msn.com   Your business is more than just a price tag. Develop a good business model with strict procedures and processes. Hire good people and invest in them through training and coaching. Provide an outstanding product that includes great equipment, high quality work and amazing customer service! Once you […]

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 […]

Below The Surface the Industry blog

By Greg Bowers, Pinch-A-Penny / cane2000@bellsouth.net As we continue to see growth in the number of people moving to Florida and the number of new pools being built each year, plus an already large number of existing pools, the need for pool service is in demand even more each year. We have several other factors […]

Events and Meetings: 2019 Legislative Days FSPA’s 2019 Legislative Days will be taking place at the State Capitol this week from March 20 to March 21.  FSPA members from around the state will be engaging with legislators and state agency officials about our legislative and regulatory priorities this year. We are looking forward to a […]

Executive Shuffle Allison Sitte was named director of legislative and cabinet affairs for the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Erin Moffet will be Federal Affairs Director for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services under Democratic Commissioner Nikki Fried. Campaign Shuffle Dan Daley was the only candidate who qualified in the special election for House […]