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VIDEO:  FSPA Government Affairs Update - Week of 1/20

VIDEO: FSPA Government Affairs Update - Week of 1/20

Published: Friday, January 24, 2020

This week, January 20, was the second week of the 2020 Florida Legislative Session. The Legislature will be in session until March 13, 2020.

3404 Bills have been filed this year, 2440 bills in the House of Representatives and 964 Bills in the State Senate. FSPA is monitoring several bills that can affect the swimming pool and spa industry and will be engaging with legislators to support and oppose bills. The stated FSPA positions on legislation are discussed and voted on by the FSPA Board of Directors.
Participate in Friendly Competition at this Year's Trade Show

Participate in Friendly Competition at this Year's Trade Show

Published: Friday, January 24, 2020

During our Under the Sun Expo, FSPA will be hosting a stepping/walking challenge in memory of our friend Brian Kelly.  You'll be able to participate in some friendly competition among your peers as you work your way up the leaderboard and try to exceed the Challenge Step Goals to win prizes!
2020 Swimming Pool and Spa Legislation: SB 1102 / HB 1169

2020 Swimming Pool and Spa Legislation: SB 1102 / HB 1169

Published: Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Dallas Thiesen, FSPA Government Affairs Manager, breaks down an important bill in the Florida Legislature that will give swimming pool and spa contractors an exemption to allow the hiring of sub-contractors who do not have a state or local sub-contractor license. 

Pool Routes: Greg Bowers – Mowing Grass at 19 Leads to Unexpected Career

Pool Routes: Greg Bowers – Mowing Grass at 19 Leads to Unexpected Career

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Greg Bowers was mowing a customer’s grass in 1990 when he was asked if he would like to interview for a job at a local Pinch-A-Penny.  Bowers showed up to the interview, aced it, and was offered a job on the spot.  The 19-year-old, at the time, accepted the offer and eventually started working at the Pinch-A-Penny location in Orange Park, Fl.  

Pool Routes: Maurice Bushroe Went from 500 Employees to 1

Pool Routes: Maurice Bushroe Went from 500 Employees to 1

Published: Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Current Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) treasurer Maurice Bushroe’s success as the owner of Blue Ribbon Pools wasn’t overnight and it wasn’t even close to planned.  Bushroe started off cleaning his mother’s and next door neighbor’s pool when he was a kid.  It was a kind gesture and a way to help out and lend a hand.  Bushroe never once thought he would be doing this as a profession down the road.

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