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California Enacts Sweeping New Water Laws

Last week, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a pair of bills that will shape the way water is used and conserved in California for years, if not decades to come. These two bills, AB 1668 (Friedman, D-Glendale) and SB 606 (Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys) give new powers to the StateRead the Rest…

Register Now for the 1st Annual WAHCity Broadcast!

This year, our partners at NSPF are excited to present the 1st Annual WAHCity, a World Aquatic Health™ Conference broadcast event. This inaugural broadcast hosted in Los Angeles will allow attendees to view the Elements of WAHC track of the conference. The WAHC will be held in Charleston, South CarolinaRead the Rest…

Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance Announces New Executive Director

May 15, 2018, Colorado Springs, COLORADO – As of May 16, onboarding has begun for David Atencio, new Executive Director of The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). Eileen Benjamin, former Executive Director of The Alliance, stepped down due to unforeseen health concerns. Benjamin and Atencio are actively communicatingRead the Rest…

CPSA at the Western Pool & Spa Show

Last week, the California Pool & Spa Association attended the 40th Annual Western Pool and Spa Show in Long Beach. The show is a wonderful time to connect with the pool and spa community as a whole, as well as doing one-on-one outreach to both our members and others whoRead the Rest…

CPSA and The Alliance Announce Executive Director

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, March 6, 2018 On March 1, 2018, seasoned-professional Eileen Benjamin assumed the role of Executive Director for The California Pool & Spa Association and The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). With this strategic hire, The Alliance is set to grow its member base and benefitsRead the Rest…

Contractors State License Board Update

Today, the Contractors State License Board provided an update on the following. Workers Compensation Insurance Plan To maintain an active California contractor license, licensees are required to have on file with the Contractors State License Board either a Certificate of Workers Compensation Insurance or a Certificate of Self-Insurance issued byRead the Rest…

Snowpack Report Leads to Renewed Drought Worries

A new snowpack report from the Sierra Nevada’s this week brought grim news regarding the state of California’s largest source of water reserves, stoking fears that a resurgence of the drought might be right around the corner. As of January 30th, the Sierra Nevada snowpack was only at 30% ofRead the Rest…

CPSA Files Comments with California Department of Water Resources

The California Department of Resources hosted numerous stakeholder meetings in 2017 with the goal of developing modifications to the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO) to ease implementation by local building officials throughout the state.  The California Pool and Spa Association and its retained consultant participated in these meetings, andRead the Rest…

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…