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Urban Water Management Plans

Urban Water Management Plans (UWMP) are what form the basis of emergency water contingency plans or local water restrictions by cities and water districts. The content of the current plans, developed in 2010, are what has caused the many proposals that CPSA has been battling over the last 20 monthsRead 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…

Drought Webinar Recording

This week, the CPSA hosted an interactive webinar detailing our response to the drought crisis in California for members of the pool and spa industry, water managers, and city officials throughout the state. This was a very successful event with a great deal of important information regarding how pool industryRead 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…

CPSA Announces New Water Savings Study

The California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) is pleased to announce a landmark study that will provide much-needed data on how to mitigate evaporation water loss in swimming pools. Sponsored by a wide range of industry associations including the CPSA, the National Plasterers Council, the Association of Pool & SpaRead the Rest…

CPSA Newsletter – July 2015

Recent CPSA Success Stories In recent months the California Pool and Spa Association and its dedicated members have been putting in a great deal of hard work throughout the state on behalf of the pool and spa industry, and it has been paying off. We have had our hands fullRead the Rest…

CPSA Opposes Major Threat to Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Industry

CPSA has submitted comments to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) opposing the proposed draft Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance.  The Governor’s Executive Order B-29-15 called for revising the Model Ordinance to increase the water efficiency standards for new and retrofitted landscaped through more efficient irrigation systems, greywater usage, onsiteRead 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…