APSP Announces New Foundation to Promote the Sustainable Use of Recreational Water

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CNA Foundation Makes Donation of $50,000

From Left to Right: 2013 APSP Chairman of the Board Steve Gorlin, CBP, CSP, Gorlin Pools & Spas; CNA Splash Program Director, Jason Oswald; APSP President & CEO, Bill Weber; and APSP Past Chairman, Joe Amato, Amato Industries, Inc.

Increasing demands are being placed on finite water resources across this country and the world, and we are extremely excited to introduce World of Recreational Water to the aquatic community, said Bill Weber, president and CEO of APSP.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces a new foundation, World of Recreational Water (WRW) to promote the sustainable use of recreational water worldwide. The official announcement was made at the International Awards of Excellence program in New Orleans, last week. CNA Foundation presented APSP with a $50,000 donation.

The mission of the new foundation is to promote the safe and sustainable use of recreational water through support of technical research and voluntary standards. Guided by science, WRW fosters the conservation of water with promotion of water sustainability practices and energy efficient and emerging technology so that present and future generations can benefit from powerful health effects of recreational water.

“Increasing demands are being placed on finite water resources across this country and the world, and we are extremely excited to introduce World of Recreational Water to the aquatic community,” said Bill Weber, president and CEO of APSP. “We are extraordinarily appreciative of CNA’s generous donation.”

"For more than 100 years, we have taken pride in measuring our success not only by our business results, but by our commitment to the communities where our employees work and where CNA does business, and our partnership with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is a great example of this longstanding tradition," said Jason Oswald, SPLASH Program Director, CNA.

For more information about World of Recreational Water Foundation, please e-mail Lisa Grepps, APSP Director of Marketing & Communications, at lgrepps(at)apsp(dot)org.

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About CNA Foundation

The CNA Foundation is the nonprofit, private charitable giving entity of CNA. Through its matching gifts program and community involvement grants, the CNA Foundation provides vital funding to thousands of charities where CNA does business and where CNA employees live and work.

About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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