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Pool Troopers Partners with Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living to Expand Jacksonville Footprint

Tampa-Based Pool Service Company Continues to Grow Across the Sunbelt Region and Adds Commercial Services

Tampa, FL – January 11th, 2021: Pool Troopers has partnered with Portofino Pool Services & Outdoor Living (“Portofino”), the premier provider of commercial and residential pool services in Northeast Florida. Portofino has been serving the greater Jacksonville area since 1956 and […]

By |March 9th, 2021|News|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

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

“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

Featured Aquatic Project – Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines

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 […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Featured Aquatic Project – Trinidad and Tobago

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 […]

By |June 3rd, 2016|News|0 Comments