February 2023

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2 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Florida Pool Prosm © 2023 Florida Swimming Pool Association. All rights reserved. The contents of this publication may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher. 2555 Porter Lake Drive, Ste. 106 Sarasota, FL 34240 (941) 952-9293 / (800) 548-6774 Fax: (941) 366-7433 www.FloridaPoolPro.biz Association Mission: Advancing Florida’s swimming pool industry Executive Director Elizabeth McMurray Sr. Dir. of Marketing & Communications Charis Tyson Senior Director of Government Affairs Dallas Thiesen Office Manager Valerie Swika Finance & Accounting Manager Janine DeHerrera Events & Programs Manager Jessica Johnson Workforce Education Manager Brittany Cagle Membership Development Manager Beau Wessel PR & Digital Media Specialist Alyssa Holcomb Membership Services Specialist Kelly Sauro President Don Ball The Pool Works of Florida, Inc., Largo Vice President Deidre Bedford West Coast Pools, Bradenton Treasurer Ben Evans American Pools and Spas, Inc., Orlando Secretary Roy Waldhauer Waldhauer & Son, Inc., Bunnell At-Large Director Jonathan Mosher Signet Pools, Sarasota Past President Mickey Sigmon Pool Pro, Inc., Fort Pierce Published monthly by the Florida Swimming Pool Association CONTENTS See what is coming in 2023 President's Column S *** You Should Know It is Expo time! Executive Director's Column What is the true cost of a pool leak? Commercial Article 82% approval rate for FSPA's code proposals Building Code Update Everything Under the Sunsm Expo Guide Exhibitor List Education Schedule At-A-Glance Chapter News Calendar 4 4 6 9 11 14 15 18 23 35 All FSPA members are welcome to attend state Board of Directors meetings. If you would like more information or to RSVP, visit industry.floridapoolpro.com or call 800-548-6774. June 9-10 Board of Directors Meeting Don CeSar St. Pete Beach

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 3 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Visit us at Everything Under the Sun Expo 2023 Booth #1001 AquaCal AutoPilot, Inc. • 2737 24th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713 • 727.823.5642 Available at your local HornerXpress® Branch MAAP Protected

4 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA PRESIDENT FSPA President Don Ball president@FloridaPoolPro.com See what is coming in 2023 The continuing education requirements for all Florida certified and registered contractors are set by the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB) in Florida Administrative Code 61G4-18.001. All contractors must complete 14 total hours of continuing education every two (2) year renewal period with one (1) hour each of the following topics: FSPA offers the hours of education you will need to renew your license each year at the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo. The 2023 Expo education is taking place February 22 – 25; visit www.UnderTheSunExpo.com to register for the trade show and continuing education. If you have any question about registering for the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo or about continuing education please call FSPA at 941-952-9293. S *** You Should Know Q: As a certified or registered swimming pool and spa contractor what are my continuing education (CE) requirements to maintain my contractor’s license? I hope everyone is doing well as this year gets into full swing. I am excited for what 2023 holds for our industry! I look forward to working, growing and learning with you all. We are determined and committed to growing our FSPA membership in 2023. You can count on me blabbering about this each month. Every member has a little different reason for joining. It is important A: • Specialized or advanced module course approved by the Florida BuildingCommission, or the Board; • Workplace safety; • Business practices; • Workers’ compensation; • Laws and rules regulating the construction industry; • Pool electrical requirements (swimming pool and spa contractors) to realize this so we can help prospective members understand the value of belonging. When I get the opportunity to talk to someone who is not a member, I try to listen first. It is always interesting to hear from them what they are struggling with in their business. There is always a way the Florida Swimming Pool Association can help them. It is extremely satisfying to me to genuinely help by providing a solution to the problems they face. It is truly a win-win. This will be part of our journey this year. I look forward to the challenge and

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 5 FSPA PRESIDENT appreciate your support in achieving growth in our great association. We just finished the first Board of Directors meeting for 2023. We had a great time in St. Augustine; what a beautiful city. The Board went to work on Friday in committee meetings. We had a fantastic report from Dallas Thiesen on the Florida Building Code revision process. Dallas has led the task force in navigating this process which included hundreds of volunteer hours from the task force. We were successful in driving the process, which began months ago, to develop good common sense code revisions for Florida pools. Way to go, Dallas and the task force! Our Investment Committee has been hard at work developing an investment strategy for the association’s reserve funds. A huge thanks to all involved and a special thanks to Ken McKenna for chairing the committee in 2023. Our Education Committee has so much planned for this coming year and we will be focusing on workforce development. There is still a labor shortage in our industry that we hope to ease. We are just weeks away from the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo in Orlando February 24-25. This year will be one of the best shows ever. The education opportunities have many new classes to attend. Get registered now if you haven’t. I hope to see all of you there! I hope you stay tuned each month to learn about the great things the FSPA is doing. See y’all at the show in Orlando! To my friend John Centera, rest in peace buddy. We will miss you, JC. As promised, here is your chuckle: An engineer passed away suddenly and found himself in front of Saint Peter at the pearly gates and was told they were not accepting any more engineers so he would have to go down to hell. The engineer was very resourceful upon his arrival in hell. He drafted plans for houses complete with A/C and swimming pools for everyone to cope with the heat. The news of these lavish improvements final reached God. He visited hell to inform Satan there was a mistake and the engineer would need to relocate to heaven. The engineer had become very popular in hell and Satan refused to let him leave. God was outraged by his refusal. God demanded he comply, or he would have no option but to sue Satan. Satan fell on the ground laughing and replied, "Yeah right, where are you gonna get a lawyer?"

6 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It is Expo time! Elizabeth McMurray FSPA Executive Director Elizabeth@FloridaPoolPro.com How has your 2023 been going so far? For the FSPA team, it has been a whirlwind of activity. We had our January Board meeting last month, which had its own many successes, and now our focus is on to our Everything Under the Sunsm Expo. As you may have guessed, our team spends all year ramping up for this event. As soon as our 50th Anniversary show was complete in 2022, we came together to discuss what worked, and what didn’t, 800.641.9247 www.sgm.cc Granite Emerald Black Blue Opal Imperial White Harbor Gray Lucayan Blue Sapphire Bay Serene Seas Aqua Reef French Blue Tropical Blue Cool Seas Tahoe Mist Midnight Moon Blue Granite there’s more to a great pool finish than meets the eye. a great pool finish is DURABLE, SOFT TO THE TOUCH, easily maintained and enhances your poolscape environment. RIVER ROK finishes provide that and more. NEW_FSPA_River_Rok_2020_half_page.indd 1 12/16/2020 11:01:13 AM and to focus on growing and improving our show for 2023. When I say “our show” I mean “your show” as well. We run this show every year because it fulfills our goals and the FSPA mission to “advance Florida’s swimming pool industry.” Each year, when you commit to coming to our show as either an exhibitor, attendee or education participant, you become a part of that process! When you learn something new, grow your network and come

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 7 explore all the new technology and offerings from your vendors, you help to raise up our value to our customers and to the industry at large. I am very excited to share that this year we have more than 70 education courses, the majority of which are for continued education credit for licensure. We are also welcoming Watershape University to our show for the very first time! This success is due to our amazing education instructors, who are all volunteers, and Workforce Education Program Manager, Brittany Cagle, who has coordinated these efforts and brought everyone together to enhance your education experience at the Expo. Due to popular demand, we are excited to bring our Friday Night Party to Howl at the Moon again this year! It was a huge success in 2022 and we heard your feedback and can’t wait to see you there for more live entertainment (dueling pianos), open bar, and free appetizers and dinner treats! Don’t forget to buy tickets now, they are only $40 in advance and $45 at the door. Don’t forget our Welcome andAwards Reception – this year we have spiced things up (hint hint – Mardi Gras theme in 2023) and changed the venue for this event, which will be hosted at 3NINE at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. Come out and enjoy celebrating our Design Awards and industry awards winners, who will also be showcased on the Expo floor post party. This event is free, thanks to the generous sponsorship of HornerXpress, but you must RSVP by February 17 directly to the state office in order to attend and space is limited. Doesn’ t the above sound like an excellent trade show? Don’t you want to be part of it? Come exhibit or attend and share in the joy of our Everything Under t he Sunsm Ex po i n 2023! Check out more information beginning on page 10 and register on our website: www. UnderTheSunExpo.com. Happy Mardi Gras! EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

8 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 Permits provided by HBW / www.hbweekly.com County Name December 2021 December 2022 Alachua County 18 9 Bay County 33 41 Brevard County 73 98 Broward County 88 96 Calhoun County 0 0 Charlotte County 135 77 Citrus County 36 22 Clay County 20 23 Collier County 232 170 Dade County 140 124 Duval County 56 62 Escambia County 18 27 Flagler County 39 22 Franklin County 3 7 Gadsden County 2 2 Gulf County 0 1 Hernando County 28 57 Highlands County 2 8 Hillsborough County 193 115 Holmes County 0 1 Indian River County 50 46 Jackson County 4 4 Jefferson County 0 1 Lake County 39 59 Lee County 316 241 Leon County 16 18 Liberty County 0 0 Manatee County 238 166 Marion County 26 27 Martin County 30 32 Nassau County 22 35 Okaloosa County 23 28 Orange County 134 222 Osceola County 38 112 Palm Beach County 296 185 Pasco County 91 105 Pinellas County 30 70 Polk County 109 104 Putnam County 4 1 Santa Rosa County 56 52 Sarasota County 204 155 Seminole County 7 14 St Johns County 132 105 St Lucie County 60 113 Sumter County 43 123 Volusia County 50 55 Wakulla County 5 3 Walton County 31 72 Washington County 1 1 TOTALS 3171 3111 County Name December 2021 December 2022 FLORIDA POOL PERMITS

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 9 COMMERCIAL CONNECTION In a service business, leaks are as common to swimming pools as locked gates, loose dogs, and wild animals in the pool area. It is not a stretch to say that over a lifespan of a swimming pool, at least one leak will present a problem for your company. How does your company handle leaks with your customers? Many times, the customer doesn't know they have a leak, especially on commercial pools which are required to have autofill devices. I believe that how your customer reacts to news of a leak depends on how you present it to them. Leaks are at best a nuisance, and at worst a very dangerous and costly issue that can be dealt with quickly and affordably, at least compared to the cost of an unresolved leak. How much does a leak cost your customer? Constantly adding water to a pool can add up to an enormous water bill. And if the pool is refilled with city water, they are paying for sewage too. If they are on a well, it can prematurely dry up, leading to the large cost of digging a new well. If these issues aren’t enough to get a customer to fix their leak, what if the customer heats their pool? In an average 15,000 gallon pool, a one-inch leak is the equivalent of heating a 126,000 gallon pool over the course of a year. That is nine times the size of their pool. What is the cost of that? First of all, they are running a heater that will never get to desired temperature in the winter months. Their heating costs, whether electric or gas, will be exorbitant; especially when you consider that the heat will run all the time and rarely get to temperature! Lastly, consider that if the water level drops below the skimmer then they run the possibility of the pump running dry and ruining it. In addition, what is the cost when the customer’s deck is damaged from underneath, or even worse, damage to their foundation? Now let’s talk about your costs with a small one-inch leak like the example above. You have priced the customer for full service, including chemicals for a 15,000 gallon pool. However, you are not adding chemicals to that size pool, in realty you are treating a pool nine times that size. That includes sanitizer, balancing chemicals, and whatever specialty chemicals you use. If the pool has a chlorine generator, add the cost of salt to the mix. Are you really making What is the true cost of a pool leak? By Rick Myers, Lo-Chlor / rmyers@teamhorner.com

10 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 a profit on a pool with even an unchecked one-inch leak? So, how do you fix leaks? Leaks come from the shell, or in the pipe, fittings, skimmers, main drains, or other equipment connected to the circulation system. First, look at the shell. If there are cracks in the shell, then water will be lost at the crack points. These can be fixed with staples into the concrete shell, or even with hydraulic cement. If you fix shell leaks, many times the customer does not like the look of the repair and may even ask you to refinish the pool. If it is a fiberglass pool, then the gel coat has to be patched at the leak point. Vinyl liner pools may require substantial patching that probably will require diving the pool, or possibly even replacing the liner. Another source of leaks in the pool shell can be loose tile on the wall, or in the gutter. This is caused by the grout separating. The repair for this is to replace the grout, and sometimes the tile, in the affected area. Skimmers, returns and drains can sometimes be repaired with putty and that repair could last forever or may take a couple of tries. Plumbing and fitting returns are much more common, and have options as well. If the leak is less than two inches per day, many times they can be fixed with a leak sealing product. These products are introduced to the pool water via the skimmer. The leak sealer then looks for oxygen, or the leak, then seals itself to the cracked pipe or loose fitting. This repair method is very easy and can be done on one service call. It can be used many times and causes no damage to the pool equipment. If the leak is more than two inches of water loss per day, then it may be necessary to call in a leak detection company. There are many companies that do this work, and many of them are members of the FSPA. They use very advanced equipment that can pinpoint the leak, which keeps digging to a minimum. Some pool service companies have invested in this equipment themselves. Many builders even use this product as an added insurance policy before they turn new pools over to their clients. Finally, no matter where the leak is in the pool, or whatever method you ultimately use to fix the leak, the repair is never in the long run, more costly than doing nothing. Leaking pools are a menace and cost real money to everyone who touches the pool. Fixing leaks is not only smart business for you, it is better for the pool owner, and ultimately the planet we all share. Address and fix your leaks, everyone will be happier. COMMERCIAL CONNECTION

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 11 MADE IN THE USA w w w . p u r i t y p o o l . c o m FAMILIAR FAVORITES FULL SELECTION OF LEAF RAKES STAIN REMOVERS & TILE SCRUBBERS New! PELICAN FEATHERWEIGHT TRASH COLLECTOR SPA SCOOP Red Baron ULTRA-LITE GATOR Pro-Lite Fast & Easy Replacement Parts! Choose From: In December 2022 the Florida Building Commission finished reviewing proposed building code modifications for inclusion in the 2023 (8th Edition) Florida Building Code. The Florida Building Commission and Swimming Pool Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviewed 113 proposals for modifications to the Florida swimming pool and spa code, a total of 82 proposals were adopted for inclusion in the 2023 Building Code. During the proposal process FSPA submitted 43 proposals with 35 being approved, an approval rate of 82%! In the next phase of the 2023 code adoption process, the Florida Building Commission will produce the first draft of the 2023 code with all of the approved changes. The building code draft will then be subject to public comment before it is finally adopted by the Florida Building Commission in June 2023. Next 82% approval rate for FSPA's code proposals By Dallas Thiesen, FSPA Sr. Dir. of Government Affairs / dallas@floridapoolpro.com BUILDING CODE

12 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS month’s edition of Florida Pool Prosm will highlight the key changes to expect when the 2023 Building Code takes effect. The 2023 (8th Edition) Florida Building Code will go into effect December 31, 2023. FSPA’s success during the Building Code update process is due to the volunteers serving on the 2023 Building Code Taskforce. They have spent hundreds of hours in meetings discussing, evaluating, and drafting code proposals on behalf of FSPA. FSPA 2023 Building Code Taskforce: • Commercial/Service Contractors: • Don Ball (Florida West Coast Chapter) • John Garner (Northeast FL Chapter) • Jim Smith (Broward Chapter) • J.C. Centera (Broward Chapter) • Todd Koonts (Central Florida Chapter) • Robert Sanger (Manasota Chapter) • Jeff Clarkson (Northeast FL Chapter) • Engineering: • Sam Liberatore (Florida West Coast Chapter) • David Faerman (Palm Beach Chapter) • Michael Weinbaum (Central Florida Chapter) • Manufacturers: • Alex Fletcher (Florida West Coast Chapter)

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 13 COMMERCIAL CONNECTION Tell us about you and your company, Viking Capital, Inc. From 1994Ͳ1999, I was in sales for GE finance, primarily serving pool builders on the West Coast. There were very few desirable options for swimming pool financing back then, mostly secured loans that required timeͲconsuming paperwork. I noticed there was an obvious gap between industry options and builder needs, and that’s how Viking Capital was born. I left GE in 1999 and joined forces with my brother, with the mission of being a oneͲstopͲshop for desirable pool financing options. We aimed to eliminate the hassle for pool builders offering financing to their customers, and our mission remains unchanged today. To what do you contribute your company’s longevity and status as a market leader? I am extremely proud of Viking Capital for weathering the financial crisis of 2008 and beyond. When banks and competitors were closing their doors, we stayed together, continued to fight to stay viable, and eventually bounced back better than ever. This business is built on relationships and I am very proud of what we’ve created here with hundreds of builders and numerous lenders. I am also lucky to have such a great staff. They have years of experience in this field and are as good as it gets. Viking Capital, Inc. was established in 1999 in Sausalito, California by Greg, and his brother Bill. Swimming Pool financing has changed significantly in these past 23 years, but Viking Capital’s core values and mission have not. Today, Viking Capital acts in the capacity of “consultant”, working with lenders to pair pool buyers nationwide with the best swimming pool financing options available. Gregory Powell, President Viking Capital, Inc. What is the value to a pool builder to have a financing partner like Viking Capital? We focus heavily on our service to both borrowers and builders. Being a partner means you get 5Ͳstar rated service always. Our technology is exceptional, allowing builders to stay up to speed on all active loans and always be informed. We go to great lengths to make sure every customer and partner has a great experience. BEST ADVICE FOR POOL BUILDERS WHO OFFER FINANCING: NEVER ASSUME CUSTOMERS HAVE THE FUNDS THEY NEED. Make sure everyone knows that financing some or all their project is very common. There’s no downside to applying. “SELL” FINANCING RATHER THAN ONLY OFFERING IT TO THOSE WHO ASK. It’s a sensitive subject for a lot of people so getting them into the hands of lending professionals will help you sell more and larger projects. LIMIT THE NUMBER OF FINANCING SOURCES YOU RECOMMEND TO CUSTOMERS. Too many options causes confusion and often leads to multiple hard credit pulls. Builders should focus on building the pool, not the hassle of finding a pool financing provider. “YOUR CUSTOMERS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON BUILDING THE POOL OF THEIR DREAMS, NOT THE HASSLE OF FINDING POOL FINANCING.” WWW.POOLLOAN.NET A oneͲstopͲshop for desirable pool financing options that eliminates the hassle for pool builders to offer financing to their customers. For more information, contact marketing@poolloan.net See you in Orlando! Sign up today! Paid Advertisement

14 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS February 24-25, 2023 Orlando, Florida Register NOW! www.UnderTheSunExpo.com Thursday, February 23 at 6:30PM 3NINE at Rosen Plaza Hotel 9700 International Blvd. RSVP by Feb. 17 to Valerie Swika: 941-952-9293 | Valerie@FloridaPoolPro.com PARTY MARDI WITH ! Welcome Reception & Awards Ceremony at the Everything Under the Sun Expo Sponsored by: Book your hotel for the EXPO! Rosen Plaza 9700 International Dr. $195 / night (rate not guaranteed after Jan. 31) 800-627-8258 Rosen Centre 9840 International Dr. $209 / night (rate not guaranteed after Jan. 31) 800-204-7234

FPSA d/b/a Florida Swimming Pool Association CILB Providership #0000917 Exhibitors (as of 1/18/23) Gorman Company has been in business in Florida since 1939 and has the largest footprint with 35 locations servicing the swimming pool industry. Our customers are local pool builders, retail stores, and service companies located throughout Florida and parts of Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. Our Profit Centers have built their businesses by focusing on hiring and retaining experienced and knowledgeable employees that focus on providing superior service to their customers and has allowed themto build relationships with customers that span three generations with some customers. Our strong vendor relations with companies such as Hayward, Pentair, Zodiac and Raypak to name a few, allow us to keep excellent inventory levels to service the professional swimming pool trade since we do not sell direct to the retail segment. We have a wide offering of products that includes pumps, filters, heaters, lights, cleaners, chemicals, packaged pools, replacement liners, and construction materials. AAdvanced Aqua Marketing Group 1025 A&B Brush 1125 Allied Universal Corp. 1319 American Granby, Inc. 1137 American Leak Detection 914 APi Water 827 Aquabella Tile 538 AquaCal AutoPilot 1001 Aquagem Technology 937 AQUA Magazine 925 Aquark Technology Limited 1036 AQUASALT, LLC 821 AquaStar Pool Products 820 Aquatherm Industries 618 Aquatica 342 AquaWorx USA 1114 Artistic Paver Manufacturing 1211 Artistry in Mosaics, Inc. 531 AZPECTS 543 BackyardXpo 1009 Barrier Reef Fiberglass Pools 936 Basecrete Technologies 403 Baystone Tile 911 Bio-Active /Solar Sun Rings 933 Bio Dex Laboratories 1237 BioLab / NC Brands 1123 Blue Square Manufacturing 724 Blue Torrent Pool Products 420 Brenntag Mid South, Inc. 1015 Buckman's Inc. 1127 Built Right Pool Heaters LLC 921 BWT Pool Products 823 CamerEye 1229 CARVIN Pool Equipment 1239 CCEI USA Inc 402 Century, A Regal Company 721 Classic Pool Tile & Stone 920 ClearBlue Ionizer 722 Clear Comfort 415 Clearwater Pool Systems 1039 C.L. Industries 1323 Commercial Energy Specialists 811 Corona Lighting Inc 1222 Crossville Studios 300 Cyclone Filter Tools 329 Danner Manufacturing Inc 1024 Diversitech Corporation 831 Dunn Rite Products 1033 ecoFinish 1328 Everglades Equipment Group 849 Every Child a Swimmer 336 E-Z Products 636 Fiberlite Umbrellas 1414 Floating Luxuries 1322 Florida Stucco Corp. 431 Florida Swimming Pool Association 249 Florida Swims Foundation 343 Florida Water Products 613 Fluidra 601 Glassworks of Largo Inc 525 Alphabetical by Company Continued on page 12 February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 15

16 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 Swimming Pool / Spa Service Certification Fee: $2,200 Plus an enrollment fee: FSPA Member: $50 Non-Member: $300 The course substitutes for three years of experience toward obtaining a State Certified Swimming Pool/Spa Servicing License so the applicant who takes and passes the state exam is only responsible for verifying they have one year of field experience. This is not an exam prep course. Course #0610552 / FPSA d/b/a FSPA CILB providership #0000917 ORLANDO: Feb. 22-23 SARASOTA: March 10-11 March 24-25 and April 7-8 Must attend all 4 modules. Dates may be subject to change Instructor: Jeff Clarkson Call 941-952-9293 / education@floridapoolpro.com www.FSPACourses.com Global Pool Products 404 Gorman Company 1301 Gulfstream Heat Pumps 1220 H2flow Controls, Inc. 1224 Hammerhead Patented Performance 436 Harmony Stone 939 Haviland Pool & Spa 938 Hayward Pool Products 1101 HFS Financial 1201 HIDE Skimmer Covers 408 Industrial Test Systems, Inc. 1210 Insurance By Ken Brown Inc. 439 Intermatic, Inc. 843 IPS Controllers 832 iQ4Mobility, LLC 301 Jack's Magic Products 1021 JobTread Software 633 Joan Roca Master Pool Design 639 Kimes Engineering 1017 King Technology, Inc. 928 Kleen Pool 627 LaMotte Company 825 LeakTronics / Torque Lock 1115 Ledge Lounger LLC 1217 Lo-Chlor / TropiClear 1111 LOU-Powered by Evosus 425 Luv-Tile Ent 624 Lyon Financial 645 Magic Plastics, Inc. 1124 Maytronics US, Inc. 929 Midwest Canvas Corporation 829 Milestone and Pavers LLC 430 Miracote 1128 Moov Pool Products 629 National Pool Route Sales, Inc. 817 Nirvana Chauffe Piscines Inc. 423 Noble Tile 612 Nomad Pools LLC 1418 Novitech Visual Ltd 1336 Oasis Intl. Design 1412 Ocean Blue Water Products 410 Odyssey Manufacturing Co. 519 OnCore Filtration 521 Orange County Environmental Protection Division 440 Orenda Technologies 725 Pal Lighting 1121 Paramount Pool & Spa Systems 1313 Paythepoolman LLC 622 Pebble Technology, Inc. 917 Pentair Aquatic Systems 801 Periodic Products Inc 529 PIPAC 442 Pivot Pool Products/Ariel 1227 Plaster Logic 628 Pluming Labels 421 PMM Products 739 Pool Brain 414 Pool Corp. 501 poolequip.com 1403 Pool & Hot Tub Alliance 429 Pool Lift Specialists LLC 631 Pool Magazine 637 PoolPal Corp 1113 Exhibitors (as of 1/18/23) Alphabetical by Company

PoolRx Worldwide 1225 Pool Service Software 926 Poolside Tech 406 Premium Fiberglass Pools LLC 1309 Primate Pool Tools 327 Princess Fiberglass Swimming Pools 924 Pro Pool Inspectors 317 Pro Valet.io 537 Purity Pool, Inc. 1020 Raypak Inc. 505 Red Rhino 1315 RicoRock LLC 736 Ring Power 1245 Riptide Pool Vacuum Systems 321 Rola-Chem - Paradise Industries 732 Safety Grip 524 SAFTRON Pool Rails 824 Sallee Promotions 443 SEG Aquatics 514 SGM Inc. 715 Sheer Water Designs 1029 Skimlite 1401 Skimmer 513 SKIN Microplaster / OnDeck Waterproofing 502 Softroc 743 Solaxx and Aqua Comfort 718 Spa Electrics, Inc. 1232 Speck Pumps - Pool Products, Inc. 407 Stabil Concrete Pavers 539 Stegmeier Corporation 619 Stenner Pump Company 931 Stetson Development 1028 Stone-Mart 630 Superior Pump 1132 Swimming Pool Windows 1236 Tara Pool & Outdoor Products 1422 Techno-Solis, Inc. 1408 Tenjam 727 The Great American Waterfall Company 1214 The Lever Edge 815 The Outdoor Plus 1223 Thermeau Industries Inc. 1122 The Seal | 5 Star Impression 542 Tile Specialties, Inc. 932 TTI Fabrication, Inc. 927 UMA Distributors 1032 Unicel Filter 1133 Universal White Cement 426 U.S. MOTORS® brand by Nidec Motor Corporation 1120 U.S. Paverscape 814 US SEAL MFG. 500 VacDaddy 838 Valcon Industries, LLC 930 Viking Capital, Inc. 528 Waterco USA, Inc. 520 Watershape University 623 Water Tech Corporation 733 Weld-On Adhesives, Inc. 1022 Westlake Pipe & Fittings 412 Exhibitors (as of 1/18/23) Alphabetical by Company February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 17

18 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 Waterproofing Concrete Pools (GEN) - 0614039 FBC Advanced Module: 2020 Swimming Pool Updates (ADV) - 0613859 Saline Chlorination - Making Chlorine Out of Recycled Pool Water (GEN) - 0010595 Commercial Pool Equipment Repairs and Upgrades (GEN) - 0614359 11:00 8:00 Proper Swimming Pool Inspections with Leak Detection (GEN) - 0614033 Proper InGround Spa Jet Design in a Variable Speed World (GEN) - 0613690 VSPs and DOE (GEN) - 0614042 SPANISH: VSPs and DOE (GEN) - 0614042 Workplace Safety (WPS) - 0614355 Industrial Grade VFD Alternatives(GEN) - 0614063 Preparing Your Business to Live Without You (BSP) - 0614358 Wednesday, Feb. 22 - Thursday, Feb. 23) Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. LP Gas - Florida Laws and Rules $200 / $250 non-members - 3030303 8:30 8:45 9:00 10:00 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:30 10:45 10:15 Friday, February 24 - 8:00 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. Thurs. 10:00 a.m. Could this happen to you? (BP) - 0614357 Thurs. 11:00 a.m. What Happens if I Do That? (L&R) - 0613778 Water Testing and Treatment Myths Exposed (GEN) - 0613714 Saturday, February 25 - 8:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. Understanding Basic Hydraulics (GEN) - 0611489 Selecting, Operating and Maintaining Recreational Water Features (GEN) - 0614062 FBC Advanced Module ANSI-15 and ANSI-7 (ADV) - 0610378 Intermediate Pool Water Chemistry and Troubleshooting (GEN) - 0613191 Alternative Dispute Resolution (BSP) - 0007785 Stop Guessing and Start Understanding What Drives the Buying Habits of Today's Home Pool Owners (GEN) - 0612821 CYA Smart: A Movement Toward Better, Healthier Water (GEN) - 0614361 Cost Saving Methods for Business Insurance (GEN) - 0614032 The Importance of Incident Investigations (GEN) - 0614065 Enhancing Your Digital Footprint - with Bruce Porter - NO CILB CE CREDIT Your Worst Plumbing Nightmares and Expert Solutions (GEN) - 0613708 Can I Do That? Swimming Pool License Scope and Limitations (L&R) - 0613681 The VGBA Standard Changed: What Your Com pany Needs to Know (GEN) - 0614061 Effective Communication Techniques (GEN) - 0614367 Education Schedule At A Glance 6 Steps to Safer Digging (WPS) - 0612729 Solar Heating Design and Application (GEN) - 0613223 8:30 8:45 9:00 8:15 9:15 9:30 9:45 10:15 10:30 10:45 8:00 10:00 Thurs. 12:00 p.m. FL Workers' Comp Laws and Requirements (WC) - 0613189 Thurs. 1:00 p.m. In-Depth Heating (GEN) - 0613186 SPANISH: Watershape University: Design Fees - Billing for Professional Services (GEN) Chemistry for the New Pool and Other Advanced Chemistry Issues (GEN) - 0614356 Driver Screening & the Importance of MVR Policies (GEN) - 0614064 Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical Require ments (PEC) - 0612739 10:30 Thurs. 11-12:50 PHTA/GENESIS: E111- Intro. to Pool Hydraulics (GEN) - 0614416 9:00 10:00 12:00 Wed. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Watershape University: Construction 3611: Essential Plaster Workshop (16 hr) $1,500 / Must attend both days Wed. - Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Watershape University: Engineering 4411: Electrical Installation Workshop (16 hr) $1,500 NO CILB CE CREDIT 2:00 1:00 Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. LP Gas Master Qualifier Endorsed Program - $440 / $590 non-members NO CILB CECREDIT Wed.- Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Florida Public Pool Specialist (BP / WPS) - 0611965 (16hr) $380 / $480 non-members / Must attend both days Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. National Plaster Council, Start-Up Certification - $425 NO CILB CE CREDIT Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Watershape University: Construction 3411: Essential Plumbing Workshop $1,000 **ALSO OFFERED IN SPANISH SAME Wed. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. GENESIS®: E245: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances: A Builder's Guide to Proper Implementation - $699 FSPA and PHTA Members Thurs. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. GENESIS®: C410: Advanced Pool Construction - $699 FSPA and PHTA Members / $999 non-members NO CILB CE CREDIT Florida Pool & Spa Association d/b/a Florida Swimming Pool Association CILB Providership #0000917 Watershape University: Understanding Alkali Florida Workers' Compensation Laws and Basic Pool Equipment Troubleshooting & Swimming Pool & Spa Basic Electrical (PEC) - How to Generate Better Leads Online - with Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 a Thurs. Formalized Fleet Safety (WPS) - 0614363 Gas Pool Heater Not Working – Commo Supply Issues & Troubleshooting (GEN PHTA/GENESIS: Job Costing for Watershape University: CON 3251: Exploring ORP (GEN) - 0614066 Recreational Water Balance 101 Florida Construction Lien Law (BSP) - 0610228 45 Pool Chlorine Mysteries: Chlorine's Annoying it and Increase Profits (GEN) - 0614034 Exhibit Hall Open 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 10:30 11:00

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 19 11:00 11:15 11:30 12:00 11:45 11:00 11:15 11:30 12:00 11:45 Overview NO CILB CE CREDIT DAY AND TIME s / $999 non-members NO CILB CE CREDIT Silica Reaction (GEN) - 0614414 Requirements (WC) - 0613189 Repairs (GEN) - 0614369 0612739 Boom to Boost, Get your Business Ready (GEN) - 0614360 Bruce Porter (1 BSP / 1 GEN) - 0614368 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. Watershape University(WPS/GEN) - 0610226 DBPR Laws & Rules (L&R) - 0609216 FBC Adv. Module: 2020 Pool/Spa Energy Code (ADV) - 0612971 12:00 - 12:50 Salt Chlorine Generators for Beginners (GEN) - 0614031 on Gas N) - 0613684 Profit vs. Existence (GEN) - 0614419 : Pier and Beam Construction (GEN) - 0614413 2:00 (GEN) - 0614037 SPANISH: Chemistry for the New Pool (GEN) - 0614356 Thurs. 3:00 p.m. Web-Based Automation (GEN) - 0614041 / Also Offered in Spanish (separate rooms) 1:15 12:30 PHTA/GENESIS: E345 - Understanding PHTA Standards and Codes (GEN) - 0614417 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM (2hr) PHTA/GENESIS: C212: Pool Surfaces – Problems and Solutions: Help Identify, Prevent and Mediate Pool Surface Irregularities (GEN) - 0614418 11:30 AM - 1:20 PM (2hr) 3:00 5:00 4:00 An Overview of Florida's Construction Lien Law - PENDING CILB APPROVAL 12:30 - 1:20 PM Dealing with Dirt Problems: Sources of Risk - PENDING CILB APPROVAL 12:30 12:30 12:15 Precision Control & BECS Controller Line • Reliable, 30 Year Track Record • All Items in Stock for Immediate Shipment • In-Field Service & Repair by Factory Techs • Leaders in Remote Control & Communication • ORP & Direct Reading PPM • Control Systems at Every Price Level Commercial Energy Specialists Excellence inWater Quality Control Since 1983 FL/Carribean Master Distributor/Service Center www.CESWaterQuality.com 800-940-1557 Disappearing Act: How to Fix 1:30 1:45

20 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 EXPO Learning Labs Labs are presented by exhibitors and may be product specific. NOT for CE credit. Identifying, Removing, and Preventing Staining and Discoloration in Swimming Pools and Solving Everyday Issues Friday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Instructor: Joel Gray, Jack's Magic Products Identify, remove, and prevent the most common types of staining and discoloration in swimming pools and spas. How to do a proper 30-day start-up and use service items for everyday issues Raypak’s Newest Small Footprint Gas Fired Pool and Spa Heater w/ WiFi Friday: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Instructor: Brad Duncan, Raypak Learn about what this new gas heater can do, how to install it, get it hooked up to the internet and a few troubleshooting techniques. We will also allow for Q&A time. Intro to Raypak Small Footprint Hi Efficiency Crosswind Pool Heat Pump Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Brad Duncan, Raypak As an attendee you will receive an overview of the product, understand which size to use for your application, how to install it, light troubleshooting and be provided with time for Q&A. Installation and Operation of VGreen EVO® Variable Speed Replacement Motors with Century Connect™ Technology Friday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Instructor: Ed Populis, Century Electric Motors An interactive presentation featuring VGreen EVO® variable-speed replacement motors with Century Connect™technology. Learn installation and operation of the variable-speed retrofit motors in common pool / spa applications including installation with existing pool automation systems, time clocks and stand-alone applications. A Better Way to Manage Your Jobs From Start to Finish - JobTread Demo Friday: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Rilee Fisher, JobTread Software Get organized, complete your projects on time, and increase your profits. JobTread is end-to-end construction management software that helps you manage all of your business processes, from sales and estimating through to project completion. Learn why contractors give JobTread a 5-star review and consider adding JobTread to your toolkit. Mechanical Seals: Selection, Installation & Troubleshooting Friday, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Shelby Scott, U.S. Seal Mfg. Practical look at identifying, selecting and installing typical seals used in pool & spa applications. We will cover basic principles of seal design and features. Typical designs will be identified. Best practices for installation will be covered, as well as troubleshooting the most common problems. Installation and Troubleshooting Raypak Avia Gas Pool/Spa Heater & Crosswind Side Discharge Heat Pump Saturday: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Instructor: Brad Duncan, Raypak Receive installation, troubleshooting and sizing tips for Raypak’s new AVIA Gas Fired pool and spa heater as well as Raypak’s Crosswind side discharge high efficiency heat pump. Friday Saturday

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 21 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS What might be heard at Mount Rushmore about Salt Water Pools... I keep the pH in the correct range. I add conditioner as needed, honestly. I check the salt level and only use AQUASALT. I clean the cell every 2 to 3 months of use. 7.5 x 4.75 Florida Pool Pro EXPO Product Showcase Clear Comfort - CCW25 AOP Spa & Swim Spa Sanitation System Powered by the award-winning and patented Hydroxyl-Based AOP, Clear Comfort’s CCW25 AOP sanitation system is the easiest path to the best, healthiest and softest-feeling water for spas and swim spas. Cyclone Filter Tools - The Cyclone Have you ever struggled to clean your pool cartridge filter? If so you’re not alone, it’s a real pain to get it clean. The Cyclone is the ultimate filter cleaning solution. It saves strain on your back, saves time, saves water, deep cleans your filter, and keeps you dry. Industrial Test Systems - Pool eXact EZ The Pool eXact EZ with Bluetooth® Professional Test Kit combines two state-of-the-art water quality test instruments that are compatible with a smart device. Nirvana Chauffe Piscines - PV170 Swimming Pool Heat Pump 175000BTU HEAT PUMP - the new Nirvana PV170VF, with its exclusive twin compressor, Smart Fan technology, is the highest capacity, most efficient AHRI Certified Single Phase Heat Pump available anywhere. Raypak® AVIA™ Pool and Spa Heater with NiTek™ Heat Exchanger Technology Stop sacrificing durability or efficiency with the help of Raypak's new AVIA HD models that utilize NiTek, the company's exclusive, industry-first technology. Learn more at Raypak.com/nitek. Spa Electrics, Inc. - Retro R10 The all new Retro R10 replacement LED light is the universal solution for retro fit applications. Purpose-built to attach to any 10”, regardless of the condition with the R10’s dynamic-cam lock system. The R10 Series features innovative technology to support the ease of installation, the UL listed quick connect plug system attaches directly to the existing cable for rapid light replacement. 17

22 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS FSPA Make sure you have the right pool partner. As the only endorsed property and casualty insurance provider of the Florida Swimming Pool Association, Insurance by Ken Brown (IBKB) has been protecting pool contractors for over 40 years. With this vast experience comes expertise, resulting in a higher level of service and coverage, including specialized protection against pool popping. Through our partnership with Amerisure, you can always count on loss protection programs and claims service that set the standard in the industry. So go with a partner you can trust. Give us a call today. Call (800) 940-1543 or email us at info@ibkb.net

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 23 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Broward Chapter Coordinator: Diane Michael (386) 538-1083 FSPABroward@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPABroward.com Happy New Year to all! Unfortunately, due to construction at the Swimming Pool of Fame, we needed to postpone our Behind-the-Scenes Tour. But we were excited to see SENSAFE ITSSENSAFE SENSAFE_ITS sensafe.com • its@sensafe.com • 800-861-9712 USING ALTERNATIVE POOL SANITIZERS? SALT LOW CHLORINE COPPER BORATE OZONE TEST WITH THE BEST! SIN0721_½ ad.indd 1 6/18/21 4:12 PM Many Broward Chapter Board Members attended the state Board Meeting in St. Augustine representing the Chapter. Thanks to all who attended. everyone at Tropical Acres in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday, January 18 for our first meeting of 2023. It was a great meeting where the Board met prior to everyone arriving to plan out the 2023 year. Thank you to our new Chapter Board President Don Cesarone III, Aquatic Consulting Engineers, Inc., for kicking off our new year with positive energy! And

24 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS thank you so much to our new Chapter Board of Directors for your time, talent and enthusiasm for Broward Chapter! Don Cesarone III, Aquatic Consulting Engineers, Inc.; Rick Myers, HornerXpress; Stephanie Taggart, Signature Pools and Spas; Misty Knight, Fluidra; Jim Smith, Lagasse Pool Construction; Erik Eikevik, Ike's Carter Pools; Bill Kent, TeamHorner; Gary Kaplan, Ike's Carter Pools; Fernando Barragan, Stellar Sales Alliance; Terry Nicholas, Shamrock Pool Service; Pam Moss, Florida Pool Remodeling, LLC; Dan Vawter, AquaChamps Swim School; Tom Kelly, Shamrock Pool Service; Dave Faerman, Aquatic Consulting Engineers; Paulo Victor Neves, Master Pool and Home Cleaning, Inc.; and Bryan Banta, B&B Pools. If you want to sponsor a meeting – these spots will go fast so, please contact Diane for more details. As always, we ask that the program be educational in format and that you help our members learn more about your business and ways to support one another. We are also looking to gain support of our Annual Sponsors. The support helps us to be able to run the Chapter, donate heavily to important programs like swim lessons, PIPAC, the FSPA Scholarship fund, and much more. Thank you for your interest! We are looking to find alternatives for places to meet for the Chapter. If you know a venue where they have a private room and space for 20-40 people, please let Diane know. All Chapter Meetings are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and we do our best to host these meetings on the third Wednesday of the month if possible. If there’s any change in that format, we will note it below. Currently, our meetings are held at Tropical Acres, 2500 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale, but we are looking for another venue to welcome us. Please contact Diane if you know of a place that has a private room that can fit 40 people. Thank you! Save the dates: February – No meeting due to the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo February 24 – 25, March 15 – the State Executive Committee will be presented Dr. Bill Kent with an award so please plan on attending to celebrate with us, April 19, May 17 – National Water Safety Month: Drowning Prevention Presentation by the Broward Health Department hosted at Aquachamps Swim School, June 21, July 19, August 16, September 20, October 18, November 15, and December 20. Please like our Facebook page www.facebook.com/FSPABroward and our Instagram @FSPABrowardChapter. We appreciate your continued support!

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 25 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Central Florida Chapter Coordinator: Sonja Dickey (941) 952-9293 FSPACentralFlorida@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPACentralFlorida.com The Chapter would like to welcome Osceola County Building Safety as our newest Chapter member. We are excited to have you as a part of our Chapter! Registration is open for The Everything Under the Sunsm Expo! We invite you to join us February 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center. FSPA members, who are paid in full, enter education courses and the exhibit hall for free! Come see us in booth 249. Look forward to seeing you there! As you all know, the Casino Night is the biggest fundraiser of the year and it is never too early to collect silent auction items. If you would like to help our team collect items, please contact Sonja. We are all looking forward to a successful event on September 29! The event supports education and safety around water, the Margaret M Brown Scholarship Fund, and Florida Swims for swim lessons with the Every Child a Swimmer Program. The Chapter will not have a Board meeting in February as we would like our members to focus on getting to the show! Our next Board meeting will be Tuesday, March 7 at noon at HornerXpress, 975 Florida Central Parkway, Suite 1100. We look forward to seeing you all there. Your 2023 Board of Directors are 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 FSPACentral Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings. Charlotte Harbor Chapter Coordinator: Sonja Dickey (941) 952-9293 FSPACharlotteHarbor@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPACharlotteHarbor.com Your Chapter state representatives learned so much during the first state Board meeting of the year. Thank you, Nicki Pressley-Rice, WEK; KenMoyer, Brenntag; and Billy Freyer, Better Pools and Spas, for representing! The Everything Under the Sunsm Expo is almost here! Register today! We all look forward to seeing you February 24-25. Be sure to stop by to say hi at

26 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS the FSPA booth! Fore! Better Pools and Spas presents the FSPA Charlotte Harbor Chapter Golf Tournament at Heron Creek Country Club on May 6. If you are interested in participating, being a sponsor or registering a team, please email Sonja. The Chapter Board will not hold a meeting in February as we are encouraging our members to attend the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo. Your 2023 Board is working on exciting and educational events. The Charlotte Harbor Chapter Board representatives Billy Freyer, KenMoyer and Nicki Pressley-Rice. Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for speakers or events. If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page at FSPACharlotte Harbor Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings. East Central Florida Chapter Coordinator: Diane Michael (386) 538-1083 FSPAEastCentralFlorida@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPAEastCentral.com Joel Gray, Jack’s Magic, kicked-off our 2023 year with his ever-informative presentation at our first meeting on Tuesday, January 10 at Houligans. As everyone knows, Joel always provides informative content. Joel also brought his 92-year young mother with him, and we were all shocked at how young she looks and acts. Thank you, Joel, for your years of support of the East Central Florida Chapter! RoyWaldhauer, Waldhauer &Son; HollyWaldhauer, Mermaid Lagoons; Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown; and Chapter President Keith Quint, Gorman Company; attended the quarterly state Board meeting in January in St. Augustine where several items were presented and voted on by the Board. Attend the next meeting to learn about what’s going on at the state level and how your local volunteers are representing your Chapter.

February 2023 • Florida Pool Prosm 27 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS Al l meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. located at Houligans, 1725 W International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach, unless otherwise stated. Dinner cost is on you. Future members – the Chapter would like to buy your first dinner with us to get to know everyone. Guests are welcome to attend two meetings prior to joining. Thank you to Joel Gray, Jack's Magic, for his presentation to the East Central Florida Chapter. Your Board has decided to go with a hybrid approach to this year's meetings and events. If you want to sponsor or volunteer for 2023, please let Di know ASAP as this schedule will fill up soon! Calendar for 2023: February 14 – No meeting due to the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo, March 8 – Behind-the-Scenes Tour at CM Custom Pools in Ormond Beach, April 11 – No meeting due to Golf Tournament at the end of the month, April 21 – Golf Tournament (tentative date –please save and stand by), May 9 – National Water Safety Month with a WaterSafe Update, June 13 - Presentation by Pentair, July 11 – No meeting, August 8 - Tabletop & Auction at Hilton Palm Coast (sponsored by Beady Pools), September 12 - safety and consumer awareness CE with Kerry Tait, Insurance by Ken Brown, October 10 – Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Aqua Comfort hosted by Gorman Company, November 14 – Jack’s Magic, and December 8 or 12 – Holiday Party / Casino Night. Please likeour Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/FSPAEastCentralChapter and our Instagram @FSPAEastCentralChapter. Florida Gulf Coast Chapter Coordinator: Kelly Sauro (941) 952-9293 FSPAFloridaGulfCoast@FloridaPoolPro.com www.FSPAGulfCoast.com We had a great meeting to start off 2023 and it was well attended. Melanie Brese, BS, RS, is the Environmental Supervisor for the Florida Department

28 Florida Pool Prosm • February 2023 FSPA CHAPTER NEWS education credits completed and also find out about the latest technology and trends happening in the pool industry. We hope to see you there! The next Chapter meeting is Wednesday, March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Famous Dave’s in Ft. Myers. We plan on having a presentation, with details to come, and another raffle. Please be on the lookout for e-mails about our upcoming meeting. The Chapter Board of Directors met in December and started working on planning and creating events for 2023! Here are some other dates to add to your calendar: There will be Chapter Meetings April 12 and May 10, a Fishing Tournament in May, and there will be Chapter The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter appreciates the Department of Health for the presentation at the Chapter meeting. Raffle winners Brett Gordon, Isabella Rosalas and Marley with Aquatic Pool Repair, Inc! of Health in Lee County and she gave a presentation to explain the process and purpose of the “routine inspection” for commercial pools and spas. Melanie was very helpful in answering the many questions attendees had for her. We also raffled off a Resilience E All-In-One Salt System by Solaxx. The winning ticket was pulled by our cute friend Marley (possible future tech with Aquatic Pool Repair, Inc. with his parents, Brett Gordon and Isabella Rosales). We would like to welcome a few new members to the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter: Freedom Pool Service, LLC; Commercial Pool & Spa Specialists, and Quality Pools For Less. We will not have a meeting in February but hope to see everyone at the Everything Under the Sunsm Expo February 24-25. Classes at the Expo begin Wednesday, February 22. This is a great time to get those continuing