Andrea Wells
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

August 20, 2018

APSP Service and Hot Tub Manuals Available for Purchase

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Association of Pool & Spa Professional (APSP) has released updates of the APSP Service Tech and Hot Tub Technician Manuals.  Written and reviewed by industry experts, these manuals reflect new standards and changes to the industry.  

These newly revised manuals give students a solid foundation of practical knowledge and guidelines for servicing and repair pools, spas and hot tubs. They give students the core material that is needed for real-world applications and help prepare students to earn their APSP University certification designation through knowledge checks, an updated reference index and revised manuals that follow ANSI/APSP Standards.  

In addition to helping students learn essential industry skills, these updated manuals will be the basis for our newly revised APSP University live certification courses. Starting this fall, APSP University instructors will teach courses using updated PowerPoint presentations that correspond with the manual updates.

“These manuals were carefully and methodically developed and have served us well for many years,” said APSP Education Director, Silvia Uribe. “As APSP enters into a new era with education, it is essential that we provide students with the most up-to-date manuals to help advance their learning.”

APSP Service Tech Manual (5th Edition)
The APSP Service Tech Manual is a reference tool that provides comprehensive information about pool and spa technology, service and repair.   It covers topics including: safety, practical knowledge, water quality, structures and finishes, circulation, filtration and hydraulics, electrical requirements, pump motors, heaters and optional equipment, control systems, and maintenance. It is the manual and textbook for the following courses:  CSP Certified Pool & Spa Professional Course, CMS Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist Course and CST Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician Course.  

APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual (2nd Edition) 
The APSP Hot Tub Technician Manual is a comprehensive guide that provides practical knowledge on servicing and troubleshooting of hot tubs.  It covers topics including: safety and health, practical knowledge, structures and finishes, basic electricity, circulation, plumbing and filtration, pumps and equipment systems, electronic control systems, heaters, water chemistry, and general maintenance.  It is the manual and textbook for the CHTT Certified Hot Tub Technician Course.

“Owning these updated Manuals are critical for today’s pool and hot tub professional, said APSP Vice President of Technical and Standards.” “We’ve updated these Manuals to correspond with the current ANSI/APSP Standards to ensure students are servicing and installing to the latest Codes and Standards.  Pool and hot tub professionals will find these updated technical manuals of great value as learning tools in their professional day to day practice.” 

These updated manuals are available to purchase in hard copy for $249 for APSP Members and $349 for non-members. Orders may be placed online at or by calling APSP Member Services at 703.838.0083 ext. 301.

Students can take APSP University courses that use the APSP Service Tech and APSP Hot Tub Tech manuals now.  Visit to learn more about the CSP Certified Pool & Spa Professional Course, CST Certified Pool & Spa Service Technician Course, CMS Certified Pool & Spa Maintenance Specialist Course and CHTT Certified Pool & Spa Hot Tub Technician Course.  

For more information, email APSP University at or call APSP Education Coordinator, Ana Hernandez at 703.838.0083 ext. 127.


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

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