APSP and Canadians Announce Affiliation Agreement

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals & the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada Sign Agreement

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada (PHTCC) announced an affiliation agreement today at the Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo in Toronto.

APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald, and PHTCC Executive Director Robert Wood signed the historic agreement making a partnership to promote, advance and advocate the interests of the swimming pool, hot tub and spa industry across North America.

“We are delighted with the formalization of our close relationship with The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals,” stated Wood. “In addition to expanding the level of service offered to members, this agreement will help foster efforts to collaborate on policy development, and thereby serve to further advocacy efforts on key issues of mutual interest. This is a monumental step forward for the industry in North America.”

“We are honored to be affiliated with the Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada,” said Gottwald. “Collectively, we are a stronger industry by promoting membership, sharing resources and working cooperatively to invigorate consumer interest in our industry’s products. Membership in PHTCC goes hand in hand with membership in APSP and we are excited about this opportunity.”

Under the agreement, members of the PHTCC will become members of APSP and receive membership benefits. Both organizations will maximize promotional opportunities to strengthen brands and membership opportunities.

For more information about the benefits of APSP membership visit APSP.org/Benefits.

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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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About PHTCC
The Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada is a national, not-for-profit association of companies, organizations and individuals involved in the aquatic leisure industry. Members include builders and contractors, retailers, service providers, manufacturers and distributors of swimming pools, hot tubs and water feature products. Members also include public pool operators and related safety organizations. Members promote the safe enjoyment of pools and hot tubs by sharing their knowledge with others. For more information visit PoolCouncil.ca

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