Membership & Benefits

APSP offers a variety of categories for membership. Below is a detailed list of categories as well as the benefits and application associated to each.

Business to Business Firms

Distributor

Firms whose major (70%) business is the wholesaling of goods manufactured by others.  No single customer shall constitute 50% or more of the firm’s sales. 

Manufacturer

Firms manufacturing or fabricating products or components, including complete swimming pool units, spas, and hot tub units.

Manufacturers' Agent

A firm or individual representing two or more different manufacturers and brands (any size firm).

Business To Consumer Firms

Builder/Installer

Firms that build, install, and renovate swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features.

Retail Store

Firms that operate a retail store open to the public offering a variety of industry products, spanning more than one manufacturers’ brand(s).

Service Company

Firms that service and maintain swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features.

Single-Person Service Company

Person servicing and maintaining swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features.

Commercial Facility

An entity operating a single commercial or semi-public swimming pool, spa, or hot tub facility.

Professional Pool Management

Firms or individuals providing professional management services for public and semi-public swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features.

Associate

Not-for-profit individuals and organizations, government entities, trade or professional associations, research or academic institutions.

Allied Supplier

Manufacturers and distributors not directly related to the manufacture or operation of pools, spas, or hot tubs, but more related to the backyard experience.

Professional Affiliate

Firms or individuals that provide professional services. Includes consultants in designing, building, and operation, architects, landscapers, finance and lending firms, bookstores, advertising, PR, and insurance agencies/agents.

Retiree

Member not generating any income from the industry.  Former dues-paying member.