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Santa Monica Ordinance Bad for Pools & Spas

CPSA has scored a couple important victories recently relative to California’s ongoing development of additional water use restrictions as a reaction to the state’s historic five year drought. The association was successful in convincing the City of Lathrop to remove a ban on filling new and existing swimming pools andRead the Rest…

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 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…

Changing Drought Conditions in California

After five long years of drought, this winter has delivered a bit of a break to a rain-starved California. A series of powerful winter storms has buffeted the state with more rain and snow than has come from previous winters in many years, filling up many major reservoirs and re-buildingRead the Rest…

Challenges Keep Coming

Challenges to the swimming pool, spa and hot tub industry just keep coming. The last two years were dominated by the drought and fighting off state and local restrictions on the use of public water to fill and refill swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. But just when we startedRead 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…

Call to Action – Camarillo

The California Pool and Spa Association is putting out a call to our members, members of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and any concerned members of the pool and spa industry in Southern California to come together at a city council meeting. The city of Camarillo is meetingRead 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…