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By Tommy Diaz, 365 Pool Service, Inc. /


Who is the FSPA? Why should you be a member? Most
importantly, why does it matter to your customers? FSPA was founded in 1970 and
has a legacy of education and consumer protection in the pool industry.

The FSPA offers an array of professional development and
educational opportunities that cater to the ever-evolving needs of pool
contractors. Engaging in seminars and certification programs allows contractors
to continuously refine their skills and stay on top of industry trends. By
embracing lifelong learning, I am able to infuse my work with fresh ideas,
cutting edge techniques and innovative solutions, appealing to more discerning

Membership provides pool contractors with invaluable
networking avenues and collaboration opportunities. The FSPA network is vibrant
and cultivates collaboration, encouraging the exchange of ideas and fostering
partnerships that fuel growth and innovation within my company and within the
industry. By actively participating in this ecosystem, pool service contractors
can invigorate their business and beat the status quo.

Through the 16 statewide chapters, the FSPA’s collective
voice represents the interests of pool contractors across the state,
championing industry-forward policies that resonate with the consumer and
contractor alike. By joining forces with the association, through advocacy and
active engagement, service pros can actively participate in shaping policies
and regulations that foster sustainability and safety within the industry.

Membership in the FSPA serves as a powerful testament to your
commitment to professionalism, quality, and customer satisfaction. For
consumers seeking pool professionals, the association’s stamp of approval can
be a beacon of trustworthiness and credibility. Since joining the FSPA, I feel
that I have positioned myself as an industry leader which in turn fosters
greater confidence and a competitive edge in the market.

The FSPA has also equipped me with a plethora of resources
designed to help keep my company at the forefront of the industry through
access to industry publications, research materials and educational content
taught by pool pros with decades of experience. 365 Pools can tap into the
latest advancements in technology, design, and sustainability practices. This
wealth of knowledge empowers me to deliver contemporary pool solutions that
resonate with my customers. Additionally, the association provides support
services, including legal alternatives through its arbitration program, and has
been a huge help to me in navigating the complexities of a dynamic

Being a member of the FSPA has infused my career enabling me
to embrace professional development, expand networks and advocate at the state
level. By harnessing these advantages, I have been able to establish myself as
an industry leader who caters to the evolving demands of and preferences of the
dynamo that is the swimming pool industry. Join the FSPA, you won’t regret