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CPSA Updates and Reissues Drought Stage Plan

A few weeks ago, the California Pool and Spa Association announced the release of a model Drought Stage Plan that outlined the appropriate steps to be taken by cities or water districts considering restrictions on swimming pools and spas in times of drought. This plan came as a result ofRead the Rest…

Pool Industry Cannot Back Down

54 new swimming pools and family backyards were saved last week when the Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to overturn the moratorium on issuing new permits for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs as initially passed at the July 14th Council meeting.  Also saved were the jobs of numerousRead the Rest…

California Pool & Spa Association Thwarts Pool Moratorium

LAGUNA BEACH – Last night the California Pool & Spa Association continued its vigorous defense of the industry and successfully led stakeholder opposition against the moratorium on new pool and spa construction in Laguna Beach by providing expert testimony before the City Council regarding the water savings and economic benefitsRead the Rest…

Defending Your Right to Water

Approximately 13,000 new residential swimming pools will be built in California during 2015. The swimming pool, spa and hot tub business is doing quite well post-recession. THERE IS PUBLIC WATER TO FILL THESE NEW POOLS BECAUSE OF THE WORK CPSA HAS DONE DEFENDING THE INDUSTRY FROM BANS ON NEW POOLSRead the Rest…

Recent Victories and Upcoming Threats to the Pool and Spa Industry

The CPSA’s drought campaign racked up two new victories this week, but also had a temporary setback. As the summer continues to heat up and water supplies diminish, CPSA is seeing more cities consider enacting water shortage contingency plans which often include bans on filling or refilling swimming pools, spasRead the Rest…

Call to Action – Simi Valley

The California Pool and Spa Association is once again putting out a call to our members to attend a city council meeting and make their voices heard. The city of Simi Valley meeting next Monday to discuss a proposal that would do great damage to the pool and spa industryRead the Rest…

Call to Action – Thousand Oaks

Once again, the California Pool and Spa Association must call on its members for help to prevent a harmful new restriction from going into effect. This time it is the city of Thousand Oaks, who has proposed a resolution to ban the filling and refilling of swimming pools with moreRead the Rest…

Call to Action – City of West Sacramento

If you live or perform work in the city of West Sacramento, we need your help.  The City Council is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, May 20th, at 7:00pm, and during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting the California Pool & Spa Association and members mustRead the Rest…

Call To Action!

The Santa Barbara City Council is poised to vote on a moratorium relating to the issuance of building permits for the construction of new swimming pools at their next meeting on May 5th at 6:00pm.  Although the California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) has submitted a letter of opposition andRead the Rest…

Water Emergency Reaction

Small business folks never believe it can happen to them – government severely restricting or putting them out of business – but then when it happens they wonder why no one was there to defend them. Where was the trade association defending our industry? Oh, I didn’t want to payRead the Rest…