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CPSA Scores Another Win Against Water Restrictions

As indicated in a CPSA Alert published on October 17th, the California Pool and Spa Association is far from done responding to potential drought restrictions on filling new and existing swimming pools and spas during certain water emergencies. Even though the drought in California is over, cities must periodically fileRead the Rest…

Water Issues Coming to a Head in California

While many have assumed that the end of California’s five-year-long drought last winter meant the end of the pool industry’s troubles, recent events have shown that this is not the case. Despite the fact that the California Pool and Spa Association worked to ensure that restrictions against using water forRead 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…

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…

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…

Is the Pool & Spa Industry Under Attack in California?

You can answer this question on your own after you read this article, but I think it is fair to say that there are a number of serious issues that have the potential to do the swimming pool and spa industry significant damage, if not endanger the largest pool marketRead 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 Submits Comments on Proposed Building Ordinance

“Backyards consisting of a traditional grass play area and a swimming pool could be a thing of the past if the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance is enacted as proposed,” according to John Norwood, President of the California Pool and Spa Association. Last week the California Pool and Spa AssociationRead the Rest…