swimming pool association

Manasota Chapter

DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Manatee and Sarasota Counties – Chapter Coordinator: Sonja Dickey (941) 952-9293
www.FSPAManasota.com / FSPAManasota@FloridaPoolPro.com

The Chapter would like to welcome Gulf Coast Services, LLC, Jay’s Clear Blue Pools, LLC, and Southern Heritage Piping Services, LLC as our newest Chapter members. We have a great year planned!  We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events.

Our Marauder’s baseball outing at LECOM Park on August 2 was a hit!  Our Chapter members and guests had a fabulous time out at the ball game!

RSVP today!  Come meet your local legislators and hear about any government relations issues on September 17 at the Sun N Fun at 6:00 p.m.

Are you interested in being a 41st Annual FSPA High School Invitational Swimming & Diving Meet volunteer? It takes place September 28-29 at Sailfish Splash Aquatic Athletics Center in Stuart. Please reach out to Sonja to let her know.

Design Awards entry forms for 2019 are available. Your hard work 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. 

The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are encouraged to attend, will be Monday, September 17 at 5:00 p.m. at Sun N Fun and will be followed by our GR 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 Manasota Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.

Upcoming Events


September 17: Manasota/Charlotte Harbor Government Relations Meeting


October 13: Annual Pig Roast

Find photos and more on the FSPA FACEBOOK page and also be sure to “like” the Manasota Chapter Facebook page.

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