If you have never stopped by Gus’s No Fuss Pool Service, you are missing a treat. The couple opened their Marianna business in 2014, and since that time have been busy helping the community stay cool in the Florida heat.
Harvey (Gus) and Fran grew up, met and dated in Jacksonville when they were young. Like many couples, their decisions took them into different directions, with Gus joining the Air Force and Fran attending college in Tennessee. They reunited and married in 2011. Gus owned HP Pools in Panama City from 2005 to 2010. Then, he started servicing pools in the area until 2014. Fran’s son managed the pool route for Gus, so that he could commute. Meanwhile, Fran was working at SunTrust Mortgage in Jacksonville. Little did they know, their future would soon change.
Fran was laid off in 2014 and she moved to Marianna in March of the same year. The next month, the couple opened the storefront located at 4501 Lafayette Street, and Fran became the store manager. “I love it here,” explained Fran.
Gus’s No Fuss Pool Service sells chemicals, pool supplies, salt and Polaris replacement parts. “We are able to order parts from the distribution center and have it available for customers within a few days,” Fran added. The business has experience in pool maintenance, liner changes, small and large repairs, re-plasters and in-ground pool installations. “Gus can build or repair commercial or residential liner or gunite (concrete) pools,” she continued. While they prefer not to install fiberglass pools or service, “we can do almost anything,” added Fran.
Over time, Gus’s No Fuss Pools Service has grown dramatically. “We service 63 pools weekly in the Panama City and Panama City Beach area” Fran explained. In fact, the company provides services east to Chattahoochee, southeast to Bristol and Blountstown, west to Bonifay, and south to Panama City Beach. If you are considering installation of a new pool, Fran explained that “the winter months are the best time to repair or install a pool.”
Visit Gus’s No Fuss Pool Service at 4501 Lafayette Street or call them at 850-372-4945. Also visit their website at www.gusnofusspoolservice.com or their Facebook page. Visit the City of Marianna’s website at http://www.mariannafl.city/335/New-Businesses-and-Other-Community-News to learn more about new businesses. Shop locally and support Marianna businesses.
Kay Dennis, MBA, MPA, A.I.C.P., is the director of Municipal Development for the City of Marianna.