Episode 40: Merger of APSP & NSPF Into The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance Questions Answered by Larry Caniglia and Chris Curcio
In this episode we interview The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance President and CEO Larry Caniglia and Chairman Chris Curcio. We dive into the answers to several questions we have been hearing since the merger announcement of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF)
What both of these organizations do really affects the day to day of the pool professionals. Some may feel the affects more then others, but everyone is affected in some way. These organizations fight for our rights as an industry and with the merger they have really put the industry’s best interest at heart.
We hope that through this episode you get a better understanding of The Pool and Hot Tub Alliance’s mission and that it will inspire you to look into the benefits of becoming a member and helping them make a difference.
You can find information on The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance here:
APSP Website: https://apsp.org/#/
NSPF Website: https://www.nspf.org/
Press Release: https://bit.ly/2UB1MMe
Fact Sheet: https://bit.ly/2FUc29d
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1:55 Get to Know Larry
7:10 Get to Know Chris
10:45 Both Have Fathers as Role Models
18:42 Getting into the pool industry
22:30 Naming the Pool and Hot Tub Alliance
29:00 The First Board Meeting
33:30 What is A.P.S.P. and N.S.P.F.
42:15 What Happens to Education and certifications
54:55 Branding the P.H.T.A.
59:55 Training and education
1:14:10 Standards, Codes, and Regulations
1:26:00 What the P.H.T.A. Does
1:28:50 Supporting the M.A.H.C.
1:41:00 What Comes with Being a Member