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Professional Associations

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA)

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance was formed in 2019, combining the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). With the mission to “Celebrate the Water,” PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities.

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance will provide the full array of education, training, certification, advocacy, promotion, research, grant making and support services currently delivered by APSP and NSPF, while combining infrastructures, networks, affiliations, and resources, and eliminating duplication of programs to provide the greatest value and impact.

The Florida Swimming Pool Association (FSPA)

Serves as the coordinating organization for 16 local FSPA Chapters.
The FSPA operates as in independent not-for-profit organization serving Florida’s pool and spa industry. It was originally created by a national organization’s Chapters in Florida to serve as the coordinating and administrative support office to carry out projects, programs and services which could be best accomplished on a state-wide level.

Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP)

The Association of Aquatic Professionals brings together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to network, educate, advocate, enrich, and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally.

The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Inc.

Exists for the mutual professional benefit and growth of its members and for the continued improvement of the pool and spa industry. IPSSA was formed in 1988 as a result of a merger between IPSA and Cal-IPSA. Those two organizations were a part of the original association founded in 1961 for the purpose of pool service technicians banding together to help each other in times of illness or disability.

The Independent Pool and Spa Service Association, Inc.- Florida Region

Represents six Independent Pool and Spa Service Association Inc. chapters who operate their Pool Servicing and Repair businesses throughout the state of Florida. Our chapters hold monthly meetings whereby trade manufacturer representatives attend and inform/instruct our chapter members on the most up-to- date products, technology, and troubleshooting techniques available in the pool and spa industry.

The Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA)

Exists to create a professional climate in which to advance commercial activities, and to address the current and future needs of the pool and spa industry. The association provides education, networking and business support to meet the current and future needs of our membership and the industry as a whole. NESPA also serves as a resource for product and safety information for consumers.

The Conference for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC)

Created in 2013 to support and improve public health by promoting healthy and safe aquatic experiences for everyone. The CMAHC’s role is to serve as a national clearinghouse for input and advice on needed improvements to CDC’s
Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).

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