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Florida Pool Pro


• October 2020


Florida Pool Pro


© 2020 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:


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 & Digital Media Coordinator

Miles McCreery

Accounting Manager

Cheryl Cotten

Administrative Assistant

Valerie Swika

Administration Specialist - Membership

Dawn McManus


David Pruette

David Pruette’s Electrical Services, Inc.

Orange Park


Maurice Bushroe

Blue Ribbon Pools, Daytona Beach


Don Ball

The Pool Works of Florida, Inc., Largo

Secretary of State

Mickey Sigmon

Pool Pro, Inc., Fort Pierce

At-Large Director

Deidre Bedford

West Coast Pools, Bradenton

At-Large Director

Ben Evans

American Pools and Spas, Inc., Orlando

Past President

Jim Bingold

Proline Distributors, Boca Raton

Published monthly by the Florida

Swimming Pool Association


Apprenticeships build commitment President's Column S *** You Should Know When did you learn to swim? Executive Director’s Column Long-term thinking for aquatic facility renovations Commercial Article Pricing your pool maintenance Service Article The importance of having consumer financing available Builder Article The importance of a company driver policy Insurance Article 2021 FSPA Slate of Officers Chapter News Calendar 4 4 6 9 12 14 16 20 22 38 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. January 8-9 B oard of Directors Meeting Jupiter Beach Resort Jupiter