916.447.4113

View Our
Member Directory

member-shadow

Report Unlicensed
Contractors

member-shadow

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…

CPSA Requests Governor Veto Contractor Liability Bill

This week, the California Pool and Spa Association submitted comments to Governor Jerry Brown registering our opposition to AB 1701. The CPSA is part of a coalition organized by the California Building Industry Association that contains 66 other groups composed of contractors and members of the business community that alsoRead the Rest…

CPSA Ends Affiliation with Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

SACRAMENTO—The California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) announced it is terminating its affiliation agreement with the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP). The two organizations began their affiliation in 2016 after CPSA successfully defended the industry from proposed pool and spa water-use restrictions in cities across California. “When CaliforniaRead the Rest…

CPSA Joins Coalition Opposed to Bill Penalizing Contractors

The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) has joined the California Building Industry Association and others to fight AB 1701, which unfairly imposes liability onto a direct contractor for the wage and hour violations of a subcontractor that the direct contractor did not cause. AB 1701, by Assembly Member Tony ThurmondRead the Rest…

Dangerous New Bills as Session Ends

The California Legislature just returned from its month long summer recess, and as they say, “No man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature are in session!” On that note, new draft amendments were just circulated to existing bills that would provide language and authority for the Governor’sRead the Rest…

Upcoming Meetings and Regulations

In August the California Energy Commission will be conducting a public workshop seeking comments regarding proposed energy efficiency regulations for pool pump replacement motors and portable electric spas. This is part of a multi-year rulemaking process that began in March of 2012, with a draft staff report with analysis ofRead the Rest…

MWELO Updates Still Ongoing

I spent 8 hours last week in a PG&E sponsored seminar on the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance (MWELO), a topic I have written about and confused people with over the last couple years. I will keep trying to make MWELO more understandable, but I am not sure how successfulRead the Rest…

CPSA Attends Drowning Awareness Events

Last week, the California Coalition of Children’s Safety and Health hosted a display in the Capitol building that told the stories of six children who lost their lives to drowning in residential swimming pools. The display was intended to emphasize the importance of safety procedures and vigilance around swimming poolsRead the Rest…

Regulations Frustrate Small Business Owners – More on the Way

Frustration has been growing in the small business community over the increasing number of laws and regulations that must be complied with in California. The number of regulations has ballooned in recent years, leaving small business owners struggling to keep up and living under a cloud of potential lawsuits ifRead the Rest…