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CPSA Kills Bad Labor Bill

John Norwood, CPSA lobbyist and Executive Director, reported this week that the association helped kill a bill which would have provided workers’ compensation benefits to people using the underground economy to compete against legitimate businesses. AB 2016 (Gonzales-Fletcher) would have expanded the workers’ compensation coverage contained in a homeowners orRead the Rest…

New Pool Safety Law – FAQs

As of January 1st, the updated version of the Swimming Pool Safety Act enacted into law by SB 442 went into effect in California. This new act increases the requirements for safety devices on residential pools and spas in California, and applies when a permit is issued for a newRead the Rest…

New Swimming Pool Laws Going into Effect

As we have previously reported, SB 442 (Newman – D) was voted and signed into law this year updating the Swimming Pool Safety Act in California. This bill increases the number of safety or anti-drowning features required on new or remodeled residential swimming pools from one to two, and alsoRead the Rest…

Santa Monica Ordinance Bad for Pools & Spas

CPSA has scored a couple important victories recently relative to California’s ongoing development of additional water use restrictions as a reaction to the state’s historic five year drought. The association was successful in convincing the City of Lathrop to remove a ban on filling new and existing swimming pools andRead the Rest…

2017 Year End Report

The California Legislature adjourned for the year on September 16th and will not return for the second half of the 2017-2018 Legislative Session until January 3rd, 2018. For perspective regarding the legislative activity from this year, the following occurred: bills signed into law by the Governor: 859; bills vetoed byRead the Rest…

CPSA Scores Another Win Against Water Restrictions

As indicated in a CPSA Alert published on October 17th, the California Pool and Spa Association is far from done responding to potential drought restrictions on filling new and existing swimming pools and spas during certain water emergencies. Even though the drought in California is over, cities must periodically fileRead the Rest…

Water Issues Coming to a Head in California

While many have assumed that the end of California’s five-year-long drought last winter meant the end of the pool industry’s troubles, recent events have shown that this is not the case. Despite the fact that the California Pool and Spa Association worked to ensure that restrictions against using water forRead the Rest…

Water Issues Continue to Threaten Future of Pool Industry in California

Just recently, a bill was introduced in California to ban the internal combustion engine in automobiles and trucks by 2030. California is already committed to requiring energy companies to provide 50% clean energy or alternative energy by 2030. Diesel truck owners have had to purchase new clean running trucks toRead the Rest…

CPSA Expands Reach

Dear Friend of the California Pool & Spa Association, The attached press release announces an exciting new chapter in the evolution of the California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA), the expansion of CPSA’s geographic focus and the combining of CPSA with the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®). In 2014, whenRead the Rest…

Water Bills on Hold Until 2018

Two identical bills with the goal of enacting the statutory authority to implement the Governor’s New Water Plan, “Making Water Conservation a Way Of Life,” stalled in the last days before the California Legislature adjourned for this year. These bills are now considered two-year bills that can be taken upRead the Rest…