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 Featured Pool...
Small but Beautiful!

This small kidney shaped pool has a Cancun blue PebbleTec interior and a dolphin fountain at the far right. The deck is harvest blend Turkish Travertine laid in a Versaille pattern.




Pete Coccaro

After almost five years of a slow economy the construction industry is finally moving forward. However, one of the results of the slowdown is that we lost a large part of our labor force. Either companies went out of business or people moved out of the area to look for work in other cities or states.


It has been a focus of the Florida Home Builders Asso (FHBA), our local Charlotte DeSoto Building Industry Association (CDBIA) and the Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) to work together to see how the organizations and their members could positively impact this challenge. Together and individually we are all supporting the Future Builders of America (FBA).   


The FBA program is sponsored by the Florida Home builders Association (FHBA).  It is a nonprofit workforce development and student leadership program that links students in area schools with the local building industry.Students are educated, not only in their classrooms, but through guest speakers, field trips to building sites and opportunities for a summer camp experience that has them creating projects and working on their leadership and teamwork skills.


Since the Florida Swimming Pool Association has felt that this was a great way to prepare the next generation for work within the various elements of the construction industry, the FSPA Executive Committee voted to donate $10,000 to the FBA. A few weeks ago, we met with FBA representatives to see how the FSPA could work with them to encourage high school students, who are not planning on attending college, to enter the construction industry. In particular, FSPA would like information and classes available at local vocational schools on the needs and requirements particular to the swimming pool industry. 

Some classes already available in many vocational schools include, residential & commercial drafting, carpentry, electric and plumbing. It would be a small leap to add swimming pool design & construction as an adjunct course. I hope our FSPA donation will help motivate the educators to invest in expanding their programs to include our industry.





 Pete Coccaro

Owner Nautilus Pools
President Florida Swimming Pool Association  



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Cool DIY Projects

Want to light up an outdoor area that isn't near a source of electricity?

Reclaim an old chandelier (yard sale, second hand stores, your own garage) remove the wiring and replace the light bulbs with inexpensive solar lights.

Hang it from a sturdy tree branch, over a table or near a seating area.

The fixture could be used "as is" or spray painted to look old - check your local paint department for great texture spray paints.

Or...  for even more "pop"...paint with an outrageous color to
coordinate or contrast with your plantings or decor...
like these old metal folding chairs that were spray painted in an array of beautiful colors.

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Splash Laughs 

Q: What kind of stroke can you use on toast?
A: BUTTER-fly!

Q: Why did the blonde keep doing the backstroke?
A: She just had lunch and didn't want to swim on a full stomach.

Q: Why did the teacher jump into the water?
A: She wanted to test the water!

Q: Why did the vegetarians stop swimming?
A: They didn't like meets!

Q: How do swimmers clean themselves?
A: They wash up on shore!

Q: Why wasn't the blonde afraid when she saw a shark while she was swimming in the water?
A: Because it was a man-eating shark!



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In This Issue
DIY Outdoor Chandelier
Splash Laughs
Heat Pumps - Beat the Rush!
Grandkids Coming to Visit?
Why Build a Nautilus Pool?
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It's Getting to be
"THAT" Time Again!


Weather is starting to cool down and Snowbirds will be back soon.


Do you know what time it is?




How They Work

Heat pumps use electricity to capture heat and move it from one place to another. They don't generate heat. Heat pump diagram


As the pool pump circulates the swimming pool's water, the water drawn from the pool passes through a filter and the heat pump heater. The heat pump heater has a fan that draws in the outside air and directs it over the evaporator coil. Liquid refrigerant within the evaporator coil absorbs the heat from the outside air and becomes a gas. The warm gas in the coil then passes through the compressor. The compressor increases the heat, creating a very hot gas that then passes through the condenser.  


The condenser transfers the heat from the hot gas to the cooler pool water circulating through the heater. The heated water then returns to the pool. The hot gas, as it flows through the condenser coil, returns to liquid form and back to the evaporator, where the whole process begins again.


(Taken from energy.gov  For more information visit their site)


 Give us a call and we'll help you calculate the size of the pump you'll need for your pool and we'll get you on our schedule for installation before the cool weather and Snowbirds arrive! 

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Grandkids Coming to Visit?


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      Children's Safety Activity Book    


  Lots of puzzles, coloring pages & 
  games to help the kids learn about 
 pool safety in a way that's fun!  


FSPA Children's Safety Activity Book

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PUBLIC NOTICE FSPA hire licensed contractorsWARNING:

Homeowners Face Penalties For Hiring Unlicensed or under licensed Contractors. According to Florida Law, consumers who knowingly hire unlicensed construction contractors could face a fine of up to $5,000.00. 
Chapter 455.228

Here are some links to help you make an educated decision when choosing a Builder, Remodeler or Contractor. 

  Checklist for Finding and Hiring a Builder or Remodeler.

Verify your contractor's  

State of Florida license.

Verify your contractor's  

Charlotte County license or  

Certificate of Competency.   

 Charlotte County's Building Construction Services department.  

 NOTE: Check both County and City Government Agencies for specifics on rules for your location.   

A Charlotte County or Punta Gorda BUSINESS TAX RECEIPT is NOT a License to perform construction work.

CDBIA hire licensed contractors

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- Locally Owned/Operated since 1989 by the Coccaro family
- Successfully completed over 2300 pool projects
- Local Showroom, Office and Knowledgeable Staff


- Serving SW FL -

Charlotte, City of Punta Gorda, DeSoto, Arcadia, Lee, Cape Coral, Boca Grande, Sarasota and City of North Port


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9 International Awards and 12 State Design Awards


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