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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 […]

By Brett D. Holland, Treasure Pools / brett@treasurepoolsfl.com Over the last three months I have been asked a few times on my approach to new potential clients.  So for this month’s article I have decided to share my design schedule. When a new lead first makes contact with our office we ask for the typical […]

Your hardwork to build an awesome pool deserves some recognition!  Customers will love to hear that you are an award-winning company.  Prepare now for the 2019 Design Awards.  Entries are due October 31, 2018. Design Awards entry form 2019 The annual Florida Swimming Pool Association Design Awards program gives members an opportunity to enter their […]

This rule reduces the limit of respirable crystalline silica to 50 mg per cubic meter of air averaged over 8-hour shift. Compliance dates Construction industry September 23, 2017 (fully enforceable 30 days later, October 23) General Industry June 23, 2018 Requires employers to: Use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure; […]

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 […]

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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 […]

By Brett D. Holland, Treasure Pools / brett@treasurepoolsfl.com Over the last three months I have been asked a few times on my approach to new potential clients.  So for this month’s article I have decided to share my design schedule. When a new lead first makes contact with our office we ask for the typical […]