Meredith Dropkin

Ocean Blue Pool Supply & Services of Bradenton to
Celebrate Recent Awards with Big Sales Event
Two-Day Truckload Sale to Kick-Off Summer

Bradenton, Florida – March 24, 2015 – Ocean Blue Pool Supply & Services, a family owned and operated business dedicated to providing exceptional care pools, is proud to announce its recent recognition with two prestigious industry awards. The company was named the Manatee Readers’ Choice for Best Pool Supplies and Services, and owner Mark Mulder was honored as the 2014 Pleatco “Perfect Pool Guy” at the International PSP Expo in Orlando, Florida. To celebrate, and to kick off the 2015 summer pool season, the company is hosting a special two-day Truckload Sale event on April 3 and April 4 at their store located at 7236 55th Ave E in Bradenton. “The weather’s heating up and pool season will soon be in full swing,” said Erica Mulder, business manager at Ocean Blue Pool Supply & Services. “We invite the public to come out and celebrate with us, while enjoying some big savings on a range of supplies and toys.”

The celebratory event will feature free specialty hamburger sliders courtesy of Ocean Blue neighbor Cedar Reef, along with games, music, a raffle drawing for great prizes, and big discounts on an assortment of pool toys, supplies and more. Additionally, a free Pleatco filter cartridge will be given out to guests every hour along with one grand prize winner of a variable speed pool pump, valued at $1,400.00. All proceeds from the raffle drawings will be matched by Ocean Blue and donated to a local family in need. Guests attending the celebration on Saturday, April 4 will have the opportunity to try their skill to dunk Ocean Blue owner Mark Mulder in a dunk tank. Local radio station WCTQ will also be on-site for a live broadcast.

Each year, Pleatco honors top-tier service professionals with the Pleatco Perfect Pool Guy and Gal award. This year at the International PSP Expo in Orlando, Pleatco revealed this year’s winners, which include two Florida-based pros as well as the first winner from the UK. This year saw more than 75 contestants, and contest organizers say the competition was steeper than ever. All three winners received a trip for two to the PSP Expo in Orlando, as well as a $5,000 continuing education scholarship from Genesis 3 Design Group to attend the G3 Certified Pool Operator Program. “Mark is a great choice, a true unsung hero, an inspiring industry leader and a dedicated family man,” says Howard Smith, Pleatco CEO. “He has become an industry leader in our little corner of the world.” 

About Ocean Blue Pool Supply & Services
Ocean Blue Pool Services is the premier, licensed pool service, repair company and retail swimming pool supply store in Manatee and Sarasota counties. The family-owned and operated business is dedicated to providing exceptional care for pools in the Lakewood Ranch, Bradenton and Sarasota areas. For more information, visit or call 941-373-6389.

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