Speaking with One Voice

The Northeast Pool & Spa Association is your voice on legislation and regulations impacting our industry. NESPA GRAC monitors legislative action across the region and represents the pool and spa industry when these important actions are being debated.

 


 

 

NESPA's Government Relations Action Committee (GRAC) brings together dedicated member volunteers and lobbyists on behalf of our members to oppose onerous over-regulation and advocate for our industry. We have important relationships with Federal, State and local officials and are in regular contact to share our industry’s perspective on legislation. 

The Government Relations Action Committee consists of representatives from each of our four chapters.  If you have questions about legislation and government regulations contact NESPA at 609-689-9111.

President's Message
Alcide Guzman

President's Message

With the season in full swing, I know we are all juggling a lot.  I wanted to share with you a few reminders that should help as we move full steam ahead into the Memorial Day rush.

We’ve all heard a that a safe pool is a fun pool.  This applies both to your customers using their pools and spas and to your employees working on them.  To help keep everyone safe, NESPA has some resources to share.

To help prepare you team for the season, check out our workplace safety resources which NESPA has created in partnership with CNA Insurance: www.nespapool.org/Education/Workplace-Safety-Resources. New resources will be added so this is a great place to visit often throughout the season.

Your employees are on the front line of safety by keeping customer pools safe. At the beginning of every new season (and all year long!), it is important to review all potential safety issues around pools. When your field techs service a pool, remind them to focus on safety checks as part of their regular routine.

May is also National Water Safety Month which makes this a great time to remind your customers about how to keep their pools and spas safe through the spring and summer.  National Water Safety Month is celebrated with educational programs, public service announcements, governmental proclamations, dealer and business promotions and the distribution of water-safety-themed materials for consumers. More details can be found at www.nationalwatersafetymonth.org.

As always, if you have questions about codes and regulations, licensing requirements or other issues be sure to reach out to the NESPA staff (609.689.9111).  They are there to help you make your season go as smooth as possible.

Here’s to a safe and successful season!

Barry Kenny, NESPA President
Bel-Aqua Pool Supply

 

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