March 2021

2 Florida Pool Pro sm • March 2021 Florida Pool Pro sm © 2021 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 / (866) 930-FSPA Fax: (941) 366-7433 Association Mission: Advancing Florida’s swimming pool industry. Executive Director Wendy Parker Barsell, APR, CEM Sr. Dir. of Communications & Marketing Charis Tyson Education Program Manager Mary Anderson Government Affairs Manager Dallas Thiesen Membership Development Manager Tora Buttaro PR & Social Media Coordinator Travis Cornwell Accounting Manager Cheryl Cotten Administrative Assistant Valerie Swika Administration Specialist - Membership Dawn McManus President Maurice Bushroe Blue Ribbon Pools, Daytona Beach Vice-President Mickey Sigmon Pool Pro, Inc., Fort Pierce Treasurer Don Ball The Pool Works of Florida, Inc., Largo Secretary Deidre Bedford West Coast Pools, Bradenton At-Large Director Ben Evans American Pools and Spas, Inc., Orlando Past President David Pruette David Pruette’s Electrical Services, Inc. Orange Park Published monthly by the Florida Swimming Pool Association CONTENTS ACCESS the pool industry's leading government relations team President's Column S *** You Should Know And just like that, 2001 was 20 years ago Executive Director’s Column To provide truly great service, you must touch their heart before their wallet Service Article 2021 Legislative Session preview Margaret M. Brown Scholarship Fund Are main drains necessary? Builder Article Maximizing GPS to reduce insurance costs Insurance Article 2021 Design Awards FSPA Awards Chapter News Calendar 4 4 6 8 10 15 1 4 1 6 1 9 2 3 2 7 4 1 All FSPA members are welcome to attend state Board of Directors meetings. If you would like more information or to RSVP, visit or call 800-548-6774. June 25-26 B oard of Directors Meeting Mission Inn Resort &Club Howie in the Hills