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October, 2014

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Important Recall Alert

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced that Waterway Plastics has issued a recall for 26,000 of their spa drain suction covers due to a defect that can lead to entrapment. The covers are from their Designer Pro Series of covers, and the defect makes it so that the coverRead the Rest…

Court Ruling Denies Coverage for Subcontractor Negligence

A recent court ruling by a Federal District Court in Georgia has found that the insurance policy of a general contractor does not cover damage caused by the negligence of their subcontractor. The dispute arose when a swimming pool contractor filed a claim over the costs of damage they allegedRead the Rest…

Consumer Website Webinars This Week

As I’m sure that many of you have heard by now, the CPSA is currently in the process of launching a brand new consumer-oriented website for our members. This is an exciting project that we can’t wait to share with all of you, and we’re confident that it will provideRead the Rest…

Still Waters: The Essential Elements for Crafting the Ultimate Backyard Lifestyle

By Vance Gillette, member of the CPSA Board of Governors This article is reprinted with the author’s permission from the Fall 2014 issue of Luxury Pools Magazine. It may seem an unlikely comparison at first, but when you stop and look through the right kind of eyes, it’s easy toRead the Rest…

California’s Water Savings Increase as Drought Continues

At the start of its fourth year of extreme drought, California has received a small piece of good news amidst all the worry about rapidly draining water supplies. After repeated calls from officials, state agencies, and water groups for the state to reduce its water consumption, it appears that theRead the Rest…

Labor Contracting Bill Becomes Law

Aiming to reduce workplace labor violations, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation this past week that could potentially impose liability on businesses who utilize subcontractors.  Under Democratic Assembly Member Roger Hernandez’s AB 1897, California employers will now share joint liability for wage, hour and work condition violations with any contracting group theyRead the Rest…

CPSA Newsletter – October

The October edition of the CPSA Newsletter is here, and inside you can read about our recent trip to the Pool Industry Expo show in Monterey, the water savings prospects for the state, and how YOU can help the CPSA with an exciting new project! This newsletter is also availableRead the Rest…