World Water Day Marked by Pool & Hot Tub Industry with Water Conservation Standard

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To mark World Water Day, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the country’s only industry organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to write the nation’s pool, spa and hot tub standards, and the World of Recreational Water Foundation (WRW), announce the initiation of a new ANSI/APSP Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas and Swim Spas.

To mark World Water Day, the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the country’s only industry organization accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to write the nation’s pool, spa and hot tub standards, and the World of Recreational Water Foundation (WRW), announce the initiation of a new ANSI/APSP Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas and Swim Spas.

The standard covers methods and technologies to increase the efficient use and conservation of water for recreational pools, spas and swim spas equipped with a filtration circulation system.

“The responsible use of water is a pressing concern for our industry and the whole world,” said APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald. “Through our World of Recreational Water Foundation, we are striving for awareness to ensure that recreational water will be available for future generations of pool and spa owners. We have recently contributed toward the California drought relief campaign, Let’s Pool Together, to promote responsible water usage and conservation with pools, spas and hot tubs.”

WRW's mission is to foster the safe and responsible use of scarce water resources and represent, defend and promote the sustainable use of recreational water. The foundation supports research into the conservation and energy-efficient use of recreational water, and underwrites education and training to advance recreational water environments for pools, spas and hot tubs worldwide.

“The APSP water conservation and energy efficiency standards will move the industry toward eco-friendly pools, hot tubs, spas, and swim spas, meeting the demands of consumers and making sure that we are using recreational water responsibly,” said Gottwald.

The new standard is expected to be completed and submitted to ANSI in late 2015.

For more information about the World of Recreational Water Foundation contact APSP Director of Marketing & Communications Lisa Grepps.

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About World of Recreational Water Foundation

World of Recreational Water (WRW) is an international nonprofit foundation that, in collaboration with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) advocates and fosters responsible use of scarce water resources and represents, defends, and promotes the sustainable use of recreational water. Guided by science, WRW, a 501(c)(3), promotes emerging technologies, supports research into the conservation and energy efficient use of recreational water, and underwrites education and training to advance sustainable and safe recreational water environments and practices.

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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Lisa Grepps
Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
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