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.

Member Benefit Program: Benchmark Payment Network
Alcide Guzman
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Member Benefit Program: Benchmark Payment Network

As a member of NESPA, you now have the ability to take advantage of significant discounts on your credit card processing costs. Benchmark Payment Networks provides electronic payment services to merchants in all 50 States and Canada. Using Benchmark, NESPA members have a cost-effective approach to merchant bank processing, remote deposit capture, and credit card processing with the latest technology. Benchmark delivers reliable and secure payment solutions to help NESPA member businesses succeed. Benchmark has been NESPA’s exclusive credit card processor for 8 years.

Benchmark’s financial tools for NESPA members include:

  • Credit card processing
  • Electronic check conversion
  • Remote deposit capture
  • Gift and loyalty card programs
  • Internet and wireless processing
  • Payroll processing
  • Mobile solutions with EMV-compliant equipment for efficient job-site processing

Additionally, members have available to them a variety of payment processing solutions designed to integrate seamlessly with your accounting systems. Benchmark will keep members current with the latest security and fraud prevention techniques and informed of the latest credit card technology.

 Member benefits:

  • As part of the NESPA program, there are NO set up, start up, or cancellation fees of any kind
  • Once you are signed with Benchmark, if anyone comes along with a lower rate in writing; Benchmark will match it
  • 20% of the revenue that gets generated goes back to NESPA as NESPA is a not for profit organization
  • Benchmark is currently offering a free cost analysis

Requirements: To begin, all it takes is to submit a copy of a recent statement for review by Benchmark to identify your savings.

If you’d like more information about this program, please contact

Tracey Meinen
Phone (631) 498-1600 Fax (631) 498-1134
Email: tmeinen@benchmarkpaymentnetworks.com


Steven Axman
Phone (631) 659-3721Fax (631) 850-7099
Email: saxman@benchmarkpaymentnetworks.com 

To learn more about NESPA's member benefits visit www.nespapool.org.  

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Contact us at 609-689-9111


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