Donald Ball, Sr. Named 2023 Person of the Year by FSPA

2023 Person Of The Year Donald Ball Sr
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The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA) has named Donald Ball, Sr. (Don) the 2023 Person of the Year. Don is president and wwner of The Pool Works of Florida Inc., current FSPA executive committee member and immediate past president, and Florida Swims Foundation president. 

The award was presented at the 2024 FSPA Awards on the eve of FSPA’s 52nd annual Everything Under the SunExpo.  

Each year, all FSPA chapter presidents vote to select a Person of the Year based on the effort and effectiveness of the individual in providing the FSPA with leadership, commitment and service. 

With more than 35 years of industry knowledge and experience, Don has contributed not only to leadership of the FSPA Board of Directors and the Florida  Swims Foundation, but also on the Florida Building Code Task Force efforts and on the legislative front through FSPA’s Pool Industry Political Action Committee (PIPAC). 

In 2023, Don served as the FSPA Board of Directors president and an executive  committee member. Simultaneously, Don also accepted the position of  president of the Florida Swims Foundation, FSPA’s charitable nonprofit organization, in which he continues to serve. 

“Don’s leadership and exemplary service continues to drive the Florida Swimming Pool Association’s mission forward in advancing the pool industry in  the state of Florida,” says Deidre Bedford, FSPA Board president. “His outstanding  professionalism is matched only by his great character, and we are honored to recognize him for his hard work and effort within the pool and spa industry.”

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