In 2000 Jack Manilla was retained by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines to train/certify their Asia-Pacific Fleet officers and crews sailing from ports in China, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand. For 6-weeks in the Asia-Pacific, Jack Manilla travelled ship to ship as a Certified National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor successfully conducting […]
In 2013 retained by the Ministry of Sports, a public/private partnership of the Islands Government, Olympic Committee and one of the country’s major liquefied natural gas exporters, to establish swimming pool health/safety standards and train/certify pool operators. Jack Manilla as a Certified National Swimming Pool Foundation Instructor successfully conducted a live classroom 16-hour course and […]
The architectural heritage of the former Hotel Ponce de Leon, listed as a National Historic Landmark. Built by railroad magnate, Henry M. Flagler in 1888, the Ponce is considered one of the finest examples of Spanish Renaissance architecture and was one of the most exclusive resorts of its day. The 160,000-gallon pool was built circa […]
The original pool was built in the 1960’s. Portofino Pools was awarded a renovation contract in 1997 and at completion awarded a contract for complete Swimming Pool Operations: cleaning, maintenance, chemicals and water-quality services. Portofino Pools has performed these services continuously for the past 19+ years.
In 2010 Portofino Pools was retained as an aquatic consultant […]
Designed as a replica of the water polo pool used in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the Semmes Aquatic Center, 572,000 gallons, is one of Episcopal’s premier athletic facilities. As one of only two 50-meter high school pools in Northeast Florida, the Semmes Aquatic Center is the only one that has met the minimum depth requirement […]
The $25 million project was part of the 2000 Better Jacksonville Plan. The aquatic center facility, built for $5.7 million in 2004, has an Olympic-sized pool and a family/exercise pool. The heated indoor pools can be used year-round, but in the summer, large glass panels are opened for air circulation. The facility has hosted scores of […]
The Bolles School is a private college preparatory school with an international reputation for excellence. Located in Jacksonville, Florida. The Bolles Sharks swimming program facilitates training and stroke instruction in Bolles’ 50-meter (Uible Pool) and 25-yard pool (Lobrano Pool). In 2000 Portofino Pools was awarded a contract for complete Swimming Pool Operations: cleaning, maintenance, chemicals […]