News: Organization News
- CPSA Launches Drought Awareness Campaign
by Scott Webb March 2014
The California Pool and Spa Association (formerly SPEC) kicked-off its new name change and Drought Crisis Awareness Campaign, titled “Let’s Pool Together,” last Thursday evening at the Western Pool & Spa Show in Long Beach, California. Chairman Mike Geremia and President John Norwood made comments before a crowd of more than four hundred pool and spa professionals representing all segments of the industry.
In response to California’s...
- CPSA Wins Clarification on Permitting Regulations
by AQUA Editors March 2014
The California Pool and Spa Association has succeeded in clarifying a law that would have otherwise caused California pool and spa pros headaches in the permitting process.
The law in question is SB 407, which the California Legislature passed in 2009 and went into effect January 1, 2014. According to SB 407, any person who pulls a permit to make improvements to a residential/commercial structure or real...
- Business Briefs: Mid-February 2014
by Cailley Hammel February 2014
Pentair Purchases Assets of Emperor Aquatic
Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. is excited to announce it has purchased the assets of Emperor Aquatics, Inc., a leading supplier of UV disinfection and water filtering solutions.
With the addition of EAI, Pentair is well positioned to address the...
- NSPF Launches Online Course For Service Pros
by Cailley Hammel February 2014
NSPF is launching a new online course for new and seasoned pool operators and service pros who wish to master the art of routine pool maintenance.
- WAHC Announces Dates for 2014 Gathering
by Cailley Hammel January 2014
Mark your calendars — the 2014 World Aquatic Health Conference is scheduled for October 8-10, 2014 in downtown Portland, Ore.
Hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation, 2014 marks the 11th consecutive year of the event, which brings together academic, industry, and government experts to...
- P.K. Data: Retail Store Location is Important for Industry Success
by Cailley Hammel December 2013
- APSP And IHTA Join Forces
by Scott Webb November 2013
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the International Hot Tub Association (IHTA) have agreed to work as a single entity to unite and strengthen the portable spa industry in North America and abroad.
The Board of Directors of both organizations unanimously voted to combine forces to speak with one voice on all technical and governmental issues related to hot tubs. The agreement calls for combined financial resources to gain operating efficiencies and...
- APSP Presents CBP of the Year Award
by AQUA Editors November 2013
For the first time in the contest’s seven-year history, two winners were chosen for the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals Certified Building Professional of the Year Award. This year,...
- National Plasterer's Council Searching for New Leader
by Cailley Hammel November 2013
It’s a time of change for the National Plasterer’s Council. After 10 years, Mitch Brooks is stepping down from his position as executive director. Brooks, the CEO of Visioneering Consultants Inc., which has collaborated with the NPC for the last decade, cited personal reasons as the motive for his resignation.
As a result, the NPC is in the early stages of a search for a replacement and has begun by forming a search committee. In the meantime, NPC Chairman Edgar Sanchez,...
- A Chat with APSP's New President and CEO
by Eric Herman November 2013
In case you haven’t heard, APSP has a new top executive.
Richard Gottwald took over the reigns from outgoing president and CEO Bill Weber on September 16. Gottwald, 53, is a native Bostonian and graduate of The University of Lowell (now known as the University of Massachusetts Lowell) where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Plastics...