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“Disaster Preparedness” Panel Recommendations

On the heels of Florida’s “Hurricane Irma” in September 2017, the pool industry’s top convention coordinator INFORMA contacted Portofino Pools owner Jack Manilla for his advice on how the industry should prepare for natural disasters. After some discussion, it was decided that Jack and four other industry experts would form a panel to discuss their […]

By |November 21st, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Jack Manilla takes office as APSP Board of Directors Chair

The Incoming APSP Chairman on His Journey
Jack Manilla of Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living talks about what got him here
By Rebecca Robledo, senior editor at Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International

Sometimes you’re faced with a split decision that can change your life and define who you are.

It was just such a decision that […]

By |November 17th, 2016|News|0 Comments

13th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference

The 13th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference held in Nashville October 19-22 had more attendees than ever this year, including four hundred aquatics professionals, government officials, and scientists. 13 countries were represented and five international speakers gave presentations!

Jack Manilla, president/founder of Portofino Pools, moderated a session at this year’s conference on Aquatic Equipment Energy Audits, […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Trinidad & Tobago selects Portofino University, JAX Consultants to conduct training at new $40 million National Aquatic Center

Trinidad & Tobago selects Portofino University, JAX Consultants to conduct training at new $40 million National Aquatic Center

Jacksonville, Fla., October 3, 2016 – Portofino University, a subsidiary of Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living, Jacksonville, Fla., has been retained as a consultant to conduct advanced pool operation and maintenance training in Trinidad and Tobago. […]

By |October 11th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“What is Portofino University?” You Don’t Know Jack Episode 5

By |October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

“Is a Salt Pool More Cost Effective than a Chlorine Pool?” You Don’t Know Jack Episode 4

By |October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

“How Many Gallons of Water are in my Pool?” You Don’t Know Jack Episode 3

By |October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

“Why Is My Pool Cloudy?” You Don’t Know Jack Episode 2

By |October 11th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Safe Kids Event

Portofino Pools was proud to be apart of the Safe Kids swimming event at Everbank Field this past weekend! We were hired as the official company responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of the Everbank pools, and were happy to partner with them and give back to the kids who completed the Safe Kids swimming […]

By |August 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“What causes algae?” You Don’t Know Jack! Video

Portofino Pools is proud to debut the first episode of our “You Don’t Know Jack” video series! Have you ever wondered what causes algae in pools? Let our Owner/President Jack Manilla tell you all about it!

By |August 16th, 2016|News|0 Comments