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Portofino Pools CEO Earns Industry’s Highest Honor
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) welcomes Jack Manilla into its Fellows Program
By: Portofino Pools
Manilla was among 11 honorees inducted into the Fellows Program of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) during a reception Nov. 9 at the 2015 Pool|Spa|Patio Expo in Las Vegas.
APSP’s Board of Directors established the peer-nominated Fellows program in November 2012 to recognize leaders whose contributions have enhanced the pool, spa and hot tub industry through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others.
Nominees for the rank of APSP Fellow are also evaluated on their professional accomplishments and their commitment to the values honored by the APSP Fellows Program, which include the highest ethical standards and excellence in practice, research and education.
“Our Fellows represent a commitment to excellence and success in the industry. Their contributions are immeasurable,”
Manilla is an APSP Instructor, a Certified Building Professional (CBP®), a Certified Service Professional (CSP®) a member of the APSP Career Institute Board of Regents and chair-elect of the national APSP Board of Directors. He is also a National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF®)-Certified Pool/Spa Operator (CPO®) and Instructor
Manilla’s company, Jacksonville, Fla.-based Portofino Pools, emphasizes innovation, service and community engagement as means of connecting to and growing with its clients, which include the most prestigious schools, resorts and hotels in Northeast Florida.
“Portofino is committed to aquatic health, safety and customer enjoyment,” Manilla said. “Our Mission is to enrich lives, fulfilling dreams with water! We are committed to doing the right things and doing things right.”
Manilla integrates spiritual values and Biblical principles into his business and everyday life. Humbled to receive the pool industry’s top award, he is thankful for all of those who have helped him succeed.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’
APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit http://apsp.org/
About Portofino Pools/Portofino University
Started in 1956, Portofino Pools, is a leading commercial and residential pool maintenance provider headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. Portofino University, founded in 2005, provides professional international education consulting. Certification courses and training are available in the United States and globally for commercial and residential pool aquatic facility managers, technicians, contractors and owners.
Nationally certified for pool service, maintenance, pool repair, equipment upgrades and pool restoration and remodeling, the company is known for its unique BluDiamond© Standards, which ensure that each employee is knowledgeable, skilled and experienced in servicing clients. For additional information on Portofino Pools, visit http://www.portofinopools.com/