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  • Florida Service Firm Makes Strategic Move for Market Share

    In another example of an emerging industry trend, a Florida home services company is entering the world of pool service franchising.

  • Orlando Pool & Spa Show

    When it comes to fun destinations, Orlando, Fla., is at the top of the list. After all, it boasts SeaWorld Orlando, Universal Orlando, Walt Disney World and the nearby Kennedy Space Center, to name just a few major attractions.

  • Proposal Would Broaden Florida Licensing Requirements

    A new bill coming before the Florida legislature would require all pool service technicians statewide, including those who perform only chemical adjustments, to be swimming pool/spa servicing contractors.

  • Florida Pool Permits Jump

    In another sign of the improving economy, applications to build pools in Florida were up in November nearly 300 percent from the same month in 2011.

  • California Pools Heads to Florida

    California Pools has gone bicoastal.

  • FSPA Helps Building,Health Officials Get on Same Page

    Last April, the state of Florida moved the overseeing of commercial pool construction from county departments of health to local building departments, and officials there had little time to learn the ins and outs of their new responsibilities.

  • FSPA to Offer Free Classes in 2013

    The Florida Swimming Pool Association has announced that as of 2013, all of its continuing education classes will be free of charge for members.

  • Records set at FSPA swim meet

    Two national records were set at the FSPA High School Invitational Swimming and Diving Meet on Oct. 5-6 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Single-Speed Pump Standard to be Eased

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is making a change to its APSP 15 standard, which governs single-speed pump flow rates.

  • Florida Housing Uptick Boosts Pool Sales

    With new housing starts in Florida up more than 25 percent from 2011, pool contractors in that state who work with home builders have seen substantial improvement in their business as well.