swimming pool association

Central Florida Chapter

Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties – Chapter Staff: Sonja Dickey (941) 952-9293
www.FSPACentralFlorida.com / FSPACentralFlorida@FloridaPoolPro.com


Albert Underwood, Aqua-Blue Aquatech of Central FL, did a fantastic job teaching us all the ins and outs of alternative dispute resolution on September 6.  Thank you to Albert and to all those who attended.

Come meet our new GR staff person.  Meet Walter Clemence who joins the FSPA government relations team as the government affairs manager.  He will serve as the main contact for members with any questions regarding local and state regulatory issues. Other issues will include new requirements for LP gas license, 64E-9 updates, building code updates and building an active campaign to promote good will with legislators.  We look forward to seeing you at our Government Relations Meeting at Dubsdread on October 11 at 6:00 p.m.

Did you design an amazing pool this year?  Do you know an awesome service tech?  How about a fleet that has clean and up-to-code trucks?  Design Awards, Service Professional of the Year and Tops-in-Trucks entry forms are available. Customers will love to hear that you are an award-winning pool industry professional.  We look forward to seeing your application!  Entries are due October 31.

Congratulations to our FSPA 2018 merit scholarship winners, Jarrett Wendt, sponsored by D. Wendt Pool Services, LLC; Shelby King, sponsored by Florida Leak Locators; Ryan Norberg, sponsored by Waterline Pools & Spas, Inc.; Sydney Bowles, sponsored by Bowles Custom Pools & Spas, Inc., and Chase Cabney, American Pools & Spas. We wish you all the best!

Our next Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Thursday, October 11 at 5:00 p.m. at Dubsdread, at 549 W Par Street, Orlando.  It will be followed by the GR update meeting.

Your 2018 Board is working on exciting and educational events.  Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events. 

If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page at FSPA Central Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.

Upcoming Events


October 11: Legislative Update Meeting

Find photos and more on our new Central Florida Chapter Facebook!

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Below The Surface the Industry blog

By Roy Waldhauer, Waldhauer & Son / waldhauerpools@yahoo.com My business, Waldhauer & Son, has built more than 2,000 pools in the community and we have been a family-owned and operated company for over three decades!  I feel confident in saying we have seen it all!  These days there is so much information out there helping […]

FSPA President Brian Kelly, Shamrock Pools | shamrockpls1091@aol.com As the year winds down and the dust clears from another summer, I thought it would be good opportunity to review some of the progress that this association has made in the recent past. Often times, we as pool people, look for instant gratification and results. But typically […]

By Wendy Parker Barsell, FSPA Executive Director / wendy@floridapoolpro.com.  Last month my column was about sharing the benefits of FSPA membership with your employees. This month I’d like to encourage you to use FSPA to recognize your employees and your company. Most of you are well aware of the swimming pool Design Awards program and […]