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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…

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…

California Drought is Over, But Conservation is Not

Last Friday, Governor Jerry Brown officially declared an end to the drought that has marked one of the driest periods in California’s history. The drought, which began in 2012 and was officially marked as an emergency by executive order in 2014, was brought to an end by historic rain andRead the Rest…

CPSA Kicks Off 2016 With A Big Win!

It may be raining in Northern California, but water and water restriction issues are expected to continue to be big issues in 2016. That having been said, it appears the CPSA has been successful in addressing a major issue that was the root of the water use restrictions faced byRead the Rest…

CPSA Unveils Model Drought Response Plan

(SACRAMENTO)—As part of its ongoing Let’s Pool Together campaign, the California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) announced today the release of its Model Drought Response Plan aimed at providing state and local policymakers with positive ideas designed to achieve water savings related to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. “ForRead 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…

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…

New Water Restrictions Mandated

The hopes that California had for a wet enough winter to end the persistent drought are all but gone, and the state is rapidly heading into its fourth dry year. A combination of record-high winter temperatures in 2014, low rainfall, and high demand has created a dangerous situation for aRead the Rest…

Water Savings and Outlook

The last few days and weeks have brought California a lot of news about the state of our water this year, and on the face of things a lot of it doesn’t seem to add up. Following a very wet December in which the state received 6 inches of rain,Read the Rest…

Economic Impact Study for Pool & Spa Industry

It’s the start of a new year for California, and even though it’s just beginning there is already a lot on the horizon for the California Pool and Spa Association, and for the pool and spa industry throughout California. The swimming pool and spa industry has endured a lot theseRead the Rest…