May 2022

4 Florida Pool Prosm • May 2022 FSPA PRESIDENT FSPA President Mickey Sigmon Water safety may save a life If this year’s spring break is any indication, bathing suit season is BACK! People from all over the United States ditched their face coverings for bathing suits and cover-ups and flocked to Florida for a dose of fun in the sun. Who can blame them? We all love that feeling of the sun warming our faces while the water cools our feet, but as swimming pool professionals, we know the most important detail for fun in the Florida sun is water safety. The Florida Swimming Pool Association is an advocate for water safety. From the equipment pad to the water chemistry, we know the only way to ensure a safely built and maintained pool is to hire licensed pool professionals. FSPAworks closely with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (FL CILB) to keep the laws governing the pool industry current and fair. In March 2022, Senior Director of Government Affairs Dallas Thiesen, along with Paul Lowell and Carlos Cruz of Converge Become eligible to service public pools /spas Certification is valid for five years. Find information and registration at Approved by the state of FL Dept. of Health as a 16-hour Florida public pool service technician certification course. Learn operation principles, basic calculations, safety, water illnesses, water chemistry, sanitation, specialty chemicals, special problems, water testing, circulation and filtration systems, spa pools and hot water chemistry. FSPA Members: $300 Non Members: $400 Learn current standards for Florida public pools/spas May 12-13: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. or June 24-25: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FSPA TEC Center, Sarasota