Rec Pool and Spa, selling hot tubs, swim spas and above ground pools in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area is proud to have been featured in the hot tub industry’s most prestigious trade magazine, SpaRetailer.

SpaRetailer is the definitive trade magazine for the hot tub industry and is the only publication dedicated 100% to the editorial needs of hot tub professionals.

“It was a great honor to be able to share the story of how Rec Pool got started and how the company has grown over the years,” said Mike Hansen who has worked in the pool and spa industry for 27 years and is the owner of Rec Pool and Spa.

The selection, the presentation and the whole ambiance of the store is crucial to be sure that customers have a great experience, and then ultimately, recommend REC to their friends, family and neighbors. “In addition, the key to this business is to continually learn, take classes and attend local and national conferences,” continued Hansen.

While working for other large stores in the industry, Hansen dreamed of starting his own store and opened Rec Pool and Spa in 2011. Today, Rec Pool and Spa has 6 employees and 4 subcontractors and sells pools, hot tubs and swim spas from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. His 2 service technicians provide warranty and non-warranty repairs as well as regular hot tub water maintenance regardless of where the hot tub was purchased. In addition, Cynthia Hansen, Mike’s wife is a valuable part of the team, helping with administration, showroom improvements and customer service.

After some reflection, Hansen says there are a few things fundamental for success, like having an industry mentor who understands the company goals, a great accountant and lawyer and to be careful with finances in the first few years.

To learn more about the benefits of owning a hot tub, swim spa or above ground swimming pool, call 954-990-8113 or visit

Rec Pool and Spa
708 West Oakland Park Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311