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KidSwim Long Island: With hundreds of miles of beaches, and tens of thousands of pools, kids on Long Island are constantly exposed to water. “KidSwim Long Island” is a water safety initiative of LIPSA started 9 years ago to prevent needless drowning and save lives. Now partnered with the Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force, KidSwim Long Island does educational programs in Long Island kindergarten classes every spring. Reaching over 10,000 children each year, we raise funds for the project through raffle ticket sales, our Design Award journal and our Golf Outing.

KidSwim Long Island reaches over 10,000 kindergarten children each year with a fun and educational drowning prevention message

Polar Bear Plunge LIPSA was featuring in the national publication “Aqua Magazine” for our annual team participation in the Polar Plunge to raise funds for Long Island’s Special Olympics Programs.



The hardy LIPSA Polar Plunge Team

Wish Pool LIPSA helped a very special family in a very special way in 2016 by building a swimming pool for disabled brothers. Due to their disability, swimming is the only activity where they can move freely and get the benefits of exercise and recreation at the same time. The LIPSA Board would like to thank the following companies who generously donated to this project: All Island Recycling, AquaCal/Auto Pilot, Arthur Edwards Swimming Pools, Cardinal Pool Systems, Chaikin Ultimate Pools, Chemex Pool Supplies, Commercial Redimix., Diamond electric, Dunrite Pools, East End Pool King, Essroc, Hayward Pool Supply, Horizon Venture, HPI Products, Interfab, J. Ratto Landscape Design, Island Building Supply, Jenco Ready MJix, Jetline Products, Kazdin Pools, Latham Industries, Loop Loc, Ltd., Pentair Pool Products, Permacast, Sta-Rite Industries, Proper pH Pools, Stapleton Tree Service, Teason Land Surveyor, TJ Rysuk Excavating, the Town of Brookhaven, True Blue Swimming Pools, United Concrete, United Pipe, Whittemore Vermiculite and Zodiac Pool Systems.



These young brothers were the recipients of an in-ground pool built through the generosity of LIPSA members and many vendors.






Set It and Forget It: Automation

Your Pool & Spa Has 
Never Been Easier

Hamilton, N.J.—Today’s pools and spas have it all—beauty, sophistication and a high level of 21st century technology that makes the daily routine of operating the equipment and accessories no more difficult than pushing a few buttons.

“New automation options eliminate the inconvenience of trips to pool or spa equipment to reset timer clocks and thermostats,” said Kyle H. Chaikin, CPO, CBP, CSP, president of the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA). “Control the pool at poolside, from inside the house, on the golf course or halfway around the world with handy smartphone apps. Click a few buttons and the pool and spa is blissfully on cruise control; click it again and the equipment is on manual control ready to host that last-minute pool party or spontaneous swim.”




Pool Industry Licensing Comes of Age

YOU CAN NOW add Suffolk County to the growing list of legal entities requiring the licensing of pool and spa professionals. Currently, Nassau County and the State of Connecticut require licensing as well. Some other counties in New York are looking to follow the lead of the two Long Island counties. The states of New Jersey and Pennsylvania are looking closely at what is happening in Connecticut. I think it is safe to say that pool industry licensing is finally coming of age in the NESPA region. 



Attention all Members Doing Business in Suffolk County, Long Island

In a major success for our industry through the efforts of the Long Island Pool and Spa Association, the Suffolk County Legislature passed and the County Executive has signed into law licensing requirements for all companies building or servicing pools, permanent spas or hot tubs and a new company registration requirement for pool and spa maintenance companies.  

License to Service Pools Law 

License for Pool Maintenance


Annual Design Awards




Complying with the Virginia Graeme 
Baker Act (VGBA)  in Long Island




LIPSA’s KidSwim program 

Our mission is to educate kindergarten children and their parents in the rules of water safety. All research has shown that encouraging the ability to swim is the most effective way to prevent drowning and thus preserve our most valuable resources – our children. This fun, educational program runs 20-30 minutes, with take-home materials for each child. LIPSA is beginning a pilot program this Spring in a limited number of elementary schools and eventually hope to reach all of Long Island schools when we secure additional funding. Contact us for more information!

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