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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is pleased to announce a collaborative affiliation with The Swimming Pool & Spa Association.
Partnering with SPASA will provide substantial benefits to both organizations and in turn their members, in the sharing of ideas and knowledge relating to: • Education • Industry best practice • Advocacy • Research"We're thrilled with the opportunity to pool resources with such an established body as the APSP," says SPASA Australia CEO Lindsay McGrath. "It's an exciting time to be looking beyond our borders to collaborate with likeminded associations, to share skills and provide benefits and efficiencies to our members. Distance is not a significant barrier when we have similar strategic goals;: to promote our industries which create happier and healthier people by swimming in more pools more often."
President and CEO of APSP, Rich Gottwald, agreed. "We are excited to partner with SPASA on a number of initiatives. With shared common goals to professionalize and protect the pool and hot tub industry, we are embarking on a new path toward collaboration that can strengthen both memberships and provide consistency for companies doing business in Australia, the U.S. and the world."
To learn more about this exciting collaboration, please contact APSP at (703) 838-0083 or email@example.com
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A few quick facts about boric acid and sodium borates:
• Used as a pH buffer in swimming pools (against increases in pH)
• Helps to limit algae growth (acts as an algaestat)
• Lowers chlorine demand
• Additional benefits may include reduced corrosion
• Recommended dose
The rank of APSP Fellow is an honor bestowed on prominent individuals who have made distinguished contributions that raise professionalism in the aquatic community through teaching, research and/or exemplary service to others. Nominees for the rank of APSP Fellow are also evaluated on their professional accomplishments and their commitment to the values honored by the APSP Fellows Program.