Membership Requirements


Membership Categories

Business to Consumer Memberships (Category Two)
  • Regular Membership ($725): Your company's primary business is builder / installer, service company, retail store, or professional pool management. 

  • Auxiliary ($150):  Additional local membership for an existing NESPA-PHTA member company (i.e. Company with a location in Connecticut and New York could hold membership and participate in both the CONSPA & METRO NY/NJ Chapters with by adding an auxiliary membership to their regular membership.)

  • Single Person Service Company ($325): Person servicing and maintaining swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features.

Other Memberships (Category Three)
  • Allied Supplier ($585): Manufacturers and distributors not directly related to the manufacture or operation of pools, spas, or hot tubs, but more related to the backyard experience. 

  • Professional Affiliate ($585): Firms or individuals that provide professional services. Includes consultants in designing, building, and operation, architects, landscapers, finance and lending firms, bookstores, advertising, PR, and insurance agencies/agents. 

  • Professional Pool Operator ($150): Individual employed by a firm outside the pool and spa industry or by a professional pool management firm. 

  • Associate ($100): Individual associated with a nonprofit organization, government entity, trade or professional association, research or academic institution. 

  • Auxiliary ($100): Distributor / Manufacturer Any full-time employee or wholly owned branch operation of a member trading under the same company name and same industry segment as a parent firm.  Parent company must be a member for application to be approved. 

  • Retiree ($150): Individual formerly in the pool and spa industry for 10 years and is a least 55 years old and is no longer working in the industry. 

Membership Guidelines

All applications for membership to NESPA are also applications to PHTA and the local PHTA/NESPA chapter based on the geographical location of the member.  *Applicants must be within NESPA's 4 Chapter regions to apply for membership 

Within NESPA there are 4 chapters: Connecticut Spa and Pool Association (CONSPA); Metro New York and New Jersey Chapter encompassing all of New York City, Rockland and West Chester Counties, the Eastern half of New York State and all of Northern New Jersey; Long Island Pool and Spa Association (LIPSA); and Penn Jersey Chapter encompassing all of Eastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey. 

  • All applications for membership will be presented to the local PHTA/NESPA Chapter for approval. Chapters may have additional criteria for membership approval.
  • Non-members and applicants awaiting chapter approval of membership may not use the NESPA or PHTA logos. 
  • Providing false information or failing to provide required information on this application is grounds for denial of membership. 
  • Full payment of annual dues must accompany this application for membership. Checks should be made payable to Northeast Spa and Pool Association (NESPA). Checks will be deposited to prevent theft or loss. Acceptance of applicants check does not constitute acceptance of membership. 
  • The membership dues year begins when final approval from Chapter is confirmed. 
  • The Constitution and Bylaws of PHTA, NESPA and the Chapter shall be adhered to at all times. Members agree to the organizations Bylaws and Governance Policies concerning the use of the name and registered logo. 
  • In the event that membership is terminated for non-payment or any other reason, all rights to use the NESPA-PHTA Affiliate name, the logo, the Chapter name and/or logo, and any registered trademarks is terminated. 
  • Continued use of the logo violates federal and state law and may result in prosecution. 
  • Contributions or gifts to NESPA are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes. However, dues payments may be tax-deductible as expense contained in the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993. NESPA estimates that the non-deductible portion of your dues (allocable to lobbying expense) is 7%. 

NESPA Code of Ethics

All members of the Northeast Spa and Pool Association PHTA Affiliate shall be dedicated to and will comply with the following principles and policies: 

  • To hold inviolate the concepts of free enterprise and unselfish service to the public.
  • To strive continually to gain respect for the industry, both in the local community and on the regional and national levels.
  • To make the largest contribution possible to the health, safety and welfare of the public to the installation, maintenance and operation of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs.
  • To support all efforts to improve swimming pool industry products and services, and to encourage research and the development of new materials, techniques and methods.
  • To advertise and sell the merits of my products and services, and to encourage research and the development of new materials, techniques and methods.
  • To reveal all the material facts, to avoid concealment of information and refrain from the use of innuendos in advertising and selling that might cause customers to be misled, so that the truth about their services or products may be fully understood by the trusting as well as the analytical.
  • To advertise only bona fide prices and products and to refrain from the use of bait advertising methods.
  • To design or build in a manner compatible in every respect with public health and safety, and to comply with all applicable laws, ordinances and regulations.
  • To fulfill all contractual obligations; to offer a reasonable warranty on products and services and to perform on such warranty, either written or implied, where justifiable claims are in order and to do this without hesitation or delay.