• CPO Course Offered in UK for First Time

    by Cailley Hammel October 2013

    photo of UK Pool and Spa Expo

    For the first time ever, the UK Pool & Spa Expo will host the National Swimming Pool Foundation’s Certified Pool/Spa Operator course. 

    “We are incredibly excited to host the NSPF course at the 2014 event. This is the first time that this course has been available in...

  • APSP Announces New President and CEO

    by AQUA Editors August 2013

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is excited to introduce its new president and CEO: Richard Gottwald. 

    Gottwald brings more than 26 years of relevant association experience to his new role, having previously served as executive vice president of the International Sign Association...

  • APSP Releases New Spa Standard

    by Scott Webb May 2013

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces the new American National Standards Institute (ANSI)/APSP/International Code Council (ICC)-6 2013 Standard for Residential Portable Spas and Swim Spas.

    The standard is in synch with UL 1563 standard on Portable Electric Spas and the 2012 International Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), and also covers additional requirements not found in those codes such as stair and step construction requirements.


  • APSP Embraces Dramatic Change

    by Scott Webb April 2013

    APSP is undertaking some of the biggest changes in the organization’s history, starting with a restructured organization chart and a new model for carrying out the association’s work. 

    In purely practical terms, for starters, the organization will reduce its Board of Directors by half, from 24 to 11 or fewer, and the Executive...

  • Leslie's Acquires Texas Chain

    by Scott Webb January 2013

    Leslie’s Poolmart has announced the acquisition of Warehouse Pools, a South Texas retail chain which includes 24 retail stores, and also the warehouse and corporate offices of Ram Chemical and Supply, Houston, Texas. 

    “We are very excited to reach an agreement with Leslie’s Poolmart to acquire our company,” says John Andrews, President of Warehouse Pools. “We’ve known Leslie’s for many years and respect that they, too, are committed to...