The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the California Pool & Spa Association Announce Affiliation Agreement

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) announce an affiliation agreement today, strengthening the largest pool and hot tub market in the world.

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) announce an affiliation agreement today, strengthening the largest pool and hot tub market in the world.

APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald and CPSA Executive Director John Norwood signed the historic agreement making a partnership to promote, advance and advocate the interests of the swimming pool, hot tub and spa industry in California.

As part of the agreement, APSP will be responsible for all Federal legislative and regulatory government relations, while CPSA will take the lead for local and state legislative and regulatory government relations and public relations in California. Members of CPSA are entitled to use the APSP logo and will have access to all benefits. Local California chapters will be branded as CPSA/APSP Chapters. Both organizations will maximize promotional opportunities to strengthen brands and membership opportunities.

“We are pleased with the formalization of our close relationship with CPSA,” stated APSP President and CEO Rich Gottwald. “CPSA has been at the forefront of the California drought, and has done an excellent job protecting the pool, spa and hot tub industry from what could have been overreaching legislation. Leveraging our collective strengths, we can make our California members more successful by solving complex technical and standards issues and by offering more APSP training and certification opportunities.”

“CPSA has been working hard to unite all segments of the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry in California so as to build a powerful organization that can represent and defend this important industry before numerous government entities,” said Norwood. “This affiliation with APSP will go a long way to achieving that vision.”

For more information, email Gottwald at ceo(at)apsp(dot)org or Norwood at jnorwood(at)nalobby(dot)net.

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 or the Association’s consumer site, EscapetoWater.com.

About CPSA
The California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) serves as the statewide public policy representative for the pool and spa industry by advocating on behalf of industry interests before the California Legislature and state and local regulatory agencies. CPSA works with all segments of the California pool and spa industry and partners with other associations to be the central source of information for the industry and consumers relative to professional and consumer education. CPSA promotes the highest standards of professional conduct in pool construction, service, and repair and seeks to promote the products and services of its members. For more information, visit CPSA.org.

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