• Tuesday, July 16, 2019
    “We are excited that our PHTA Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for the Plastering of Pools & Spas was able to address plastering applications in cold temperatures and further explain their rationale for those changes in the non-mandatory section of the publication,” said PHTA Director of Standards Promotion and Adoption, Susan Hilaski. “Volunteer subject matter experts who specialize in plastering provided more clarity on this issue and introduced a guide to cold weather concreting.”
  • Monday, July 15, 2019
    The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has awarded the 2019 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the Pueblo Department of Public Health and Environment (PDPHE) at the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) 2019 Annual Education Conference (AEC) & Exhibition awards ceremony in Nashville, TN.  
  • Monday, June 10, 2019
    The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is proud to announce that our safety partner the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA) supports the adoption of International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) to help save lives When adopted, the ISPSC will provide the country’s 13 -14 million backyard residential pools and spas the same level of high bather safety protection that the VGB mandates for the nation’s 300,000 public pools.
  • Thursday, May 23, 2019
    The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), through its J-1 Coalition, has been working aggressively to combat the impact of seasonal workforce shortages on the pool and hot tub industry.  Due to the complexity of the visa process, delayed pool openings are expected in the East Coast, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Pools that are expected to be impacted include those that are run by pool management companies that recruit lifeguards from countries through the U.S. Department of State’s J-1 Summer Work Travel Program.  
  • Wednesday, May 22, 2019
    As families converge on aquatic centers, pools, splash pads, waterparks and open bodies of water for recreational water activities this Memorial Day weekend, it is vital to ensure safety is a priority for all people. The National Water Safety Month campaign supporters offer six important tips and reminders for parents and caregivers about safer water practices.
  • Monday, April 22, 2019
    A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (formerly The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals/National Swimming Pool Foundation) and the World Waterpark Association, along with dozens of other water safety groups will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month (NWMS).  NWSM engages the public to raise awareness about water safety and highlights the importance of public education regarding safer practices for kids and adults when they’re in and around water.
  • Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) officially launched April 1, unifying the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP). 
  • Monday, March 11, 2019
    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is pleased to announce that the Vice President of Technical and Standards, Carvin DiGiovanni will receive the 2019 Paragon Award in the category of Recreational Swimming from theInternational Swimming Hall of Fame this May.
  • Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals confirmed that state advocacy efforts aimed at protecting the scope of work available to Texas pool and spa professionals has resulted in a successful outcome. Those who hold a Texas Residential Appliance Installer’s License (RAIL) can now confidently perform common pool-related services without the threat of TDLR violations. 
  • Monday, February 11, 2019
    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces the newly revised ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas and features significant changes that will impact pool and spa service professionals across the nation.  
  • Monday, January 28, 2019
     The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today the availability of its new online self-paced CRP Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional 201 course.  
  • Friday, January 25, 2019
    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the Aquatic Professionals Education Council (APEC) and the Independent Pool & Spa Service Association (IPSSA) have agreed to work together through the newly created Texas Pool & Spa Coalition to unite and strengthen advocacy efforts in Texas and throughout the country.
  • Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) today announced that the organizations will unify to form the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.  The unification was approved by the boards of directors of both organizations on January 18 and 19, respectively, and work is currently underway to establish and formalize governance, structure, and operations.  The unified organization is scheduled to officially begin operations on April 1.
  • Monday, January 14, 2019
    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today the availability of its new online self-paced CRP Certified Pool & Spa Retail Professional course.

Press Releases

Welcome to The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals' press release archives. Here you will find an archived list of APSP press releases by date and year published. To request a press release not listed, email APSP Director of Marketing & Communications, Andrea Wells at awells@apsp.org or call 703-838-0083 ext. 166.

2015

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2016

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2017

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2018

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