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New Building Codes in Effect-Some Cities Banning Natural Gas

The 2019 California Building Codes go into effect 1-1-2020. Over the last several months virtually every city in the state has added the 2019 updates to their agendas and has approved them for implementation starting the first of the year. These include new plumbing,...

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SCE Pool Pump Rebate Program Ends 12/31/19

CPSA’s was integral in helping to restore the pool pump rebate program for the industry.  SCE agreed to offer reinstate rebates for Variable Speed Pool Pumps through qualifying distributors in April 2019. This offer was open to any interested distributors who sell...

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CPSA Takes on Sierra Club on Banning Natural Gas

California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) Board Chair, Jerry Wallace, published a commentary last week responding to the Sierra Club’s call for a ban on natural gas. In an article by Cal Matters, one of the leading news and issue publications written for State...

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2019 California Legislative Summary

The California State Legislature adjourned the 2019 legislative session in the early morning hours of September 14. Legislators are scheduled to return to the Capitol on January 6, 2020, for the second year of California’s two-year legislative session.This year...

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Now What? Practical Tips for Navigating California Post-A.B. 5

By Jim Paretti, Michael J. Lotito, Bruce Sarchet, and Patrick C. StokesOn September 18, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law sweeping legislation—Assembly Bill 5 (A.B. 5)—that will dramatically reshape the contours of California’s workforce and...

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Why Invest in Any Membership?

By Michelle Kavanaugh – Executive Director, California Pool & Spa AssociationAs the new Executive Director of the California Pool & Spa Association, I think about why a person would invest in a membership often.  After all, the focus for my position is to...

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A Message from the Chair

Somewhere around 1974, the swimming pool industry in California was faced with pending legislation that would ban the sale and installation of natural gas heaters on swimming pools. This proposed legislation spawned the birth of SPEC, the Swimming Pool...

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