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  • APSP Announces Consumer Campaign

    by AQUA Editors August 2015

    This morning, APSP announced plans to launch the industry's first consumer campaign, which will be called "Escape."

    The campaign will span across a variety of channels including print advertisements, a microsite, experiential trade show marketing and PR and digital media support. In addition to garnering consumer awareness, the effort also unites manufacturers and dealers behind the common goal of promoting the industry on a national scale.

    As APSP President and CEO Rich...

  • APSP News: Consumers Spending Less Thanks to Hot Tub Labeling

    by AQUA Editors July 2015

    Research & Innovation

    New Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency
    The responsible use of water is a pressing concern for our industry and the whole world especially as California faces epic drought conditions. APSP and its World of Recreational Water Foundation are busy working on an ANSI/APSP Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas and Swim Spas. The standard covers methods and technologies to increase the efficient use and

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  • APSP Government Relations Watch; Member Perk$

    by AQUA Editors July 2015

    Government Relations Watch

    The pool and hot tub industry is being inundated with a crushing number of legislative and regulatory initiatives, but who's watching your back? APSP is at all levels. Members can receive email alerts on any proposed rules affecting their state or jurisdiction. Don't get it? Contact memberservices@apsp.org. Click here to see a full list of recent state activity.

    Here are some key issues

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  • APSP News: New WAVE Event, APSP University Courses

    by AQUA Editors July 2015

    APSP News

    DiGiovanni named to NDPA Board of Directors
    APSP’s Vice President, Technical & Standards Carvin DiGiovanni has been appointed to the board of directors for the National Drowning Prevention Alliance. His two year term begins July 1, 2015. NDPA is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to saving lives through drowning prevention and water safety efforts. Its mission is to prevent drowning and aquatic injuries, by educating, leading,

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  • APSP News: Letter from Rich Gottwald

    by Rich Gottwald July 2015

    Last week, we at APSP announced our partnership with AQUA Magazine. One of the reasons we're excited for this alliance is that it allows us to reach our members more frequently through updates like this one, which you'll be seeing on a regular basis in AQUA's e-newsletter.

    This partnership also means we are retiring AQ Magazine, the quarterly publication of the association, to access a greater market and position us for growth in other areas. We envision this partnership with AQUA...

  • New Hot Tub Labeling

    by Scott Webb April 2015

    New standard puts energy consumption labels on hot tubs 

    A new standard has been announced by APSP which will put a comprehensive energy label on hot tubs, enabling consumers to use a unit's energy consumption in choosing a hot tub to purchase. States that adopt the new standard will require such labeling on all hot tubs sold.

  • APSP Announces Discounted Payroll Service, Insurance

    by Scott Webb April 2015

    APSP has announced a new partnership with ADP, a national provider of payroll and employee management solutions, to offer APSP members discounted rates on health insurance, workers’ compensation insurance and payroll services.

  • APSP Announces APSP University

    by Cailley Hammel February 2015

    Last week, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announced the launch of APSP University, a series of educational webinars hosted by industry experts.

    The webinars, open to APSP members only, will target both industry veterans and fresh faces in a variety of tracks, including classes for...

  • APSP/IHTA Works To Align Int'l Spa Standards

    by Scott Webb December 2014

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP)/International Hot Tub Association (IHTA) has joined the European Portable Hot Tub Standards Harmonization Work Group, a standards task force spearheaded by the British and Irish and German hot tub associations. The alliance of national organizations will work together to harmonize global safety standards for portable hot tubs.

    Standards alignment is important because governments look to standards as the basis for their...

  • APSP And Canadians Form Alliance

    by Scott Webb December 2014

    Yesterday, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) announced an affiliation agreement at the Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo in Toronto.

    APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald and PHTCC Executive Director Robert Wood signed the historic agreement making a partnership to promote, advance and advocate the interests of the swimming pool, hot tub and spa industry across North America. 

    Under the...