March 2022

March 2022 • Florida Pool Prosm 5 FSPA PRESIDENT Covid-19. The shutdown gave homeowners the opportunity to focus on their swimming pools (or their desire for a new one), and we have met their needs and profited as a result. 3.Our membership has “paid it forward” by donating to our Florida Swims Foundation. For example, FSPAmember Ben Evans announced a pledge in 2021 to donate $100 per new pool construction to our Florida Swims Foundation. As a result, the Foundation received a sizable donation from Mr. Evans at the January 2022 Board of Directors meeting, inspiring other members to do the same. 4.Our membership is committed to the safety of Florida’s children through the Florida Swims Foundation in partnership with Step into Swim and the ISHOF's Every Child a Swimmer, spearheaded by our very own Dr. Bill Kent and Maurice Bushroe as well as Rowdy Gaines. These programs provide swimming lessons taught by vetted and qualified swim instructors for children across the state of Florida. How lucky are we to be involved in a group with such a strong commitment to the swimming pool and spa industry? I encourage everyone to step up to the challenge. Spread the luck. Whether it is making donations to our Foundation, becoming more involved in your local chapter, or recruiting new members, do what you can to make the FSPA stronger. We are lucky to have each other. Thank you for your support.