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  • APSP Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

    by AQUA Editors November 2017

    APSP announces the appointments of two new members to its board of directors: Scott Frost of Zodiac Pool Systems and Jon Viner of Bio-Lab.

    “We are honored to have Scott and Jon join our board of directors,” says Rich Gottwald, president and CEO of APSP. “As we continue to move the industry forward, their experience will be an invaluable asset to APSP.”

    Jon Viner is the president of Bio-Lab, Inc, the global pool chemical...

  • Cleaning Up Flooded Pools and Spas

    by APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee (RWQC) November 2017

    Along with death and widespread destruction, this fall's hurricanes in Florida and Texas left tens of thousands of pools and spas contaminated with floodwaters and debris. The problem is not limited to hurricane zones, as flooding occurs on a large and small scale in low-lying areas across North America.

    Restoring pools and spas to a condition fit for use is not as simple as some might think. Homeowners must assume that floodwaters are contaminated with chemicals, fertilizers, oils,...

  • APSP Joins Forces With Mexican Trade Association

    by AQUA Editors November 2017

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the Asociación de Profesionales de la Piscina A.C. have announced an international partnership, bringing together two respected organizations committed to the advancement of the pool, spa and hot tub industry.

    APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald and APPAC President Ignacio Barroso signed the historic agreement making a partnership to promote, advance and advocate the interests of the swimming pool, hot tub and spa industry in...

  • 2017 APSP Industry Achievement Award Winners

    by AQUA Editors November 2017

    In addition to the Awards of Excellence, APSP honors individuals who have made great strides to help better their communities and the industry at large. These awards include Certified Pool Builder of the Year, Certified Service Professional of the Year, industry Fellows, Young Professionals of the Year, Chapter of the Year and, for the first time, the Retailer of the Year.

     


  • Class (Back) In Session

    by Barrett Kilmer October 2017

    Fifteen years ago, the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals developed a training course aimed at helping commercial operators gain certification in states that required it. A few short years later, the association shelved the program. Now, after extensive updates and modifications, APSP is rolling out a...

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners: Gold (Part II)

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    All month long, we at AQUA have reveled the winners of the 2017 Awards of Excellence competition. Today, it all comes to an end with our final batch of gold winners.

    Below, you’ll find 11 one-of-a-kind projects that represent the best our industry offers. And while all of them are beautifully designed, they also highlight the immense technical prowess required to surmount the inevitable construction challenges that come with pool and spa construction. Sloping hills, complex...

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners: Gold (Part I)

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Hundreds of pool builders each year submit their best works to APSP’s Awards of Excellence competition. And while dozens of honors are handed out, only a select few strike gold.

    Below, take a look at just a few of this year’s gold winning entries, which include razor-sharp Lautner knife edges, sprawling geometrics and more.

    The first half of our gold winners are below; come back Thursday to see the rest. Be sure to click on the images for a better view, too.

    And...

  • Interview with Rich Gottwald and Jack Manila: APSP Takes the High Road

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    In the last couple of weeks, the merger between CPSA and NSPF has fueled conjecture and rumor about the future alignment of trade associations in the pool and spa industry. Some have publicly speculated that NSPF and CPSA intend to launch an organization to directly challenge APSP, but leaders of the newly formed “Alliance” have stopped short of saying that.

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  • APSP Announces Director for New Western Office

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    APSP announces Jennifer Farwell as the director of its new western office.

    She comes with over 20 years of experience in the sales and operations of various industries. Farwell will deliver educational programming, lead advocacy efforts and drive membership by engaging current members, industry and APSP chapters.

    The western office will serve as an extension of APSP by furthering its effort to develop collaborative opportunities with industry associations in California and...

  • 2017 Awards of Excellence Winners: Silver

    by AQUA Editors October 2017

    Last week we kicked off our Awards of Excellence month by looking at the impressive batch of bronze-winning projects, and this week, we’re onto silver — and trust us, they do not disappoint.

    RELATED:2017 AOE Bronze Winners

    Dazzling freeforms, luxurious spas, creative lighting and impressive...