Coordinator: Sonja Dickey
The Chapter would like to welcome Blue Horseshoe Pools of
Central Florida, Stone-Mart (additional chapter) and Aqua Comfort Water
Group as our newest Chapter members. We are excited to have you be a part
of our Chapter!
Violet Bludsworth Brown, founder of All Pool Service and
Supply and the amazing woman the Chapter is named after, passed away
September 3, 2023 at the age of 92. Violet saw the family business through many
successful years until she retired in 2008. During her time running All Pool,
Violet became active in the trade association of the swimming pool industry.
She became the first woman to sit on the Board of the local Chapter and
eventually became President of the Central Florida Chapter of the National Pool
and Spa Association. She would follow that up by becoming the President of the
State Chapter of the organization in 1978. During her tenure, she was awarded
the “Person of the Year” award, which up to that point had always been “Man of
the Year,” and was inducted into the FSPA Hall of Fame for her many hours of
work in the industry. Thank you, Violet, for paving the way for many others in
the pool industry. We are proud of all your accomplishments. You will be
greatly missed, but never forgotten. In Violet’s honor, the Chapter donated
$5,000 to the Florida Swims Foundation's Margaret M Brown Scholarship Fund.
Due to hurricane Idalia, our first ever Cheers and Beers
night on August 29 at Hourglass Brewery was canceled. The Board plans to
reschedule this event for a later date.
The FSPA Swim Meet at the Rosen Aquatic Center was packed
full of student athletes. Thank you to our loyal local volunteers for helping
bring it all together.
Thank you to our awesome sponsors for the 6th annual
Casino Night and Silent Auction presented by Aquabond, AquaWorx, Cemex, FWP,
Gorman, Gulfstream Heat Pump, Hayward, HornerXpress. Intermatic, Joe McGrady
Excavating, National Pool Route Sales, PAL Lighting, Pentair,
Performance Link, Premier Pools of Central Florida, SCP, Solenis, Vak Pak,
and Water Creations. This event benefited education and safety around
water, with an emphasis to provide swim lessons through the Florida Swims
It is that time again, show off your pretty pools and
restorations, nominate an outstanding employee or member, and more in this
year's FSPA awards! All entries are due by October 31 at 5:00 p.m.; any Design
Awards entry received afterward through November 7 will be subject to a $25
late fee. Got more to flaunt? Enter a person or fleet vehicle for awards
consideration, too! Please go to the FSPA website under award competitions to
enter. Good luck!
The next Chapter Board meeting, which all members are
encouraged to attend, will be Tuesday, October 3 at 12:00 p.m.
at HornerXpress - Longwood.
Your 2023 Chapter Directors are working on exciting and
educational events. Please let us hear from you with any suggestions for
speakers or events. If you haven’t already, please like our Facebook page at
FSPA Central Florida Chapter to keep up with upcoming events and meetings.