How to Advance and Succeed in Pool Service and Operation will present the attendee with a myriad of information in the area of licensing, education, business operation and career choices. With over 300,000 commercial swimming pools and 14 million residential pools in the United States, there are many opportunities for a “pool guy” to succeed and grow in the aquatics industry. This presentation will provide a glimpse of what it takes to run and operate your own service company. This includes an introduction into the world of licensing requirements both on a federal, state, county and city levels. In addition, what educational requirements are required and what additional ones you may want to explore to stay one step ahead of your competition, such as Advanced Service Technician, Certified Pool Inspector, Certified Pool Operator, Aquatic Risk Management, etc. While your heart may be in aquatics, your head needs to know the business and operational components you would need to comply with in terms of insurance requirements and documentation compliance. This seminar will show what it takes to go from pool guy to pool expert.