News from NSPF

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, April 2, 2018 - Registration opens today, April 2, for the 2018 World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHCTM) at Hosted by the National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ), WAHC 2018 will be held in Charleston, South Carolina, October 10-12.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, March 6, 2018 - On March 1, 2018, seasoned-professional Eileen Benjamin assumed the role of Executive Director for The California Pool & Spa Association and The Pool Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance).

St. Louis, MO, January 31, 2018 – Counsilman-Hunsaker and the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) announce a partnership to provide the aquatic industry with a digital web-based application designed to enhance the safety and sustainability of aquatic facilities: Facility Manager. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, January 08, 2018 - The fifteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held October 10-12, 2018, at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston, South Carolina.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, December 18, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) recently honored the organization’s active Instructors for their extraordinary performance over the past year. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, December 6, 2017 -  The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ), leading provider of pool operator training in more than 100 countries, is excited to announce an international partnership with the Ontario Recreation Facilities Association Inc.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, November 21, 2017 -  The National Swimming Pool Foundation’s (NSPF) Step Into Swim™ Campaign swam a great length this summer!

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, November 15, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) hosted the 14th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC), an industry-leading educational forum for aquatic professionals.

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – November 2, 2017 Dr. Wallace J Nichols presented the 4th Annual Blue Mind Award to Doctor Thomas Lachocki of NSPF at the 14th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference held in Denver, Colorado.

October 30, 2017, Colorado Springs, COLORADO - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors, effective November 1, 2017. 

Pleatco, LLC, a leader in pool and spa filtration products, and longtime co-sponsor National Swimming Pool Foundation®(NSPF®)/GENESIS® today announced the winners of the 2017 Perfect Pool Guy and Gal Search! 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, October 4, 2017 - The California Pool & Spa Association (CPSA) is expanding its geographic focus, forming The Pool, Spa & Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance) and combining with the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), effective January 1, 2018.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, September 27, 2017 – Providing for an educated workforce, the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) delivers new and improved educational offerings to service technicians, pool operators, and pool builders. NSPF’s continual improvement process produces courses that prepare professionals for success in their chosen careers. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, September 12, 2017 - Thirteen deserving academics have been awarded the 2017 National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) scholarships and fellowships.

People love to complain about chlorine in pools—often as much as they enjoy plunging into the clean water. Chlorine-based compounds can dry out skin, turn eyes red, and produce the familiar and pungent pool smell.

NSPF Instructors, students, and subscribers have an opportunity to learn more about identifying Cryptosporidium in recreational water. FREE Continuing Education credits are available for this learning opportunity created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, August 1, 2017 - The 14th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will feature keynote speakers, sessions, and a new track, all of which target professional growth among any and all aquatic industry professionals.

Pleatco launches the 2017 Perfect Pool Guy/Pool Gal Search with GENESIS and NSPF®.
GLEN COVE, N.Y. – July 26, 2017

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, July 24, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) announces recipients of the 2017 Step Into Swim™ Campaign, a 10-year initiative to create one million more swimmers. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, June 20, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation®’s (NSPF®) Step Into Swim™ Campaign would like to thank recent donors whose contributions have furthered the campaign’s mission of creating 1 million more swimmers. SIS enables underprivileged children across the country to learn the lifesaving skill of swimming.  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, June 12, 2017 –  Sponsored by Pentair Aquatic Systems, the International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) announced today the recipients of the 22nd Annual Paragon Awards.  

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado, May 17, 2017 -  Americans will soon head to the pool as Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of the swimming season, but a new survey reveals that there may be more in the pool than just water.​

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 15, 2017 - The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will provide multiple opportunities for industry leaders to network and learn.

Niagara Falls, ON Canada, May 11, 2017— GENESIS/The National Swimming Pool Foundation® will hold five Genesis University™ classes at the 2017 Canadian Pool & Spa Conference & Expo.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 2, 2017—Water Safety USA, a consortium of 14 national governmental and non-governmental organizations, announces the 2017 water safety message: “Designate a water watcher—supervision could save a life.”

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, March 29, 2017 - Early Registration opens on Monday, April 3 for the 2017 World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC™) at

Preventing Pee in Public Pools

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, March 7, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), has recommendations to improve water and air quality by reducing urine in pools.

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Colorado Springs, COLORADO, February 22, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) is pleased to introduce a comprehensive blended training program to the aquatic industry: Advanced Service Technician™ Course. 

Swim To Win -Step Into Swim Recipients

Colorado, COLORADO SPRINGS, February 15, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) is accepting 2017 grant applicants for the Step Into SwimTM Campaign.

Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 7, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) has made three changes to the Board of Directors which became effective as of January 1, 2017.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, January 24, 2017 - The Master Pools Guild (MPG) has donated another $40,000 to the National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ's (NSPFⓇ) Step Into Swim™ Campaign. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, January 10, 2017 - The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) is proud to announce the eighth installment of the Pool & Spa Operator™ Handbook since 2004.

January 6, 2017, Colorado Springs, COLORADO – The Board of Directors of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® announce today they will not continue with the unification process to consolidate the two organizations.

The fourteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), will be held October 18-20, 2017, at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Denver, Colorado.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, December 5, 2016 – The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) continues its 2012 mission to create 1 million more swimmers over the course of 10 years. Tax-free donations can be placed through NSPF’s Step Into SwimTM Campaign website:

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) recently honored the organization’s active instructors for their extraordinary performance over the past year. Many individuals and four companies received awards for their commitment to excellence in keeping pools safer and open.

Thirteenth Annual Conference Increases Water's Value Among Professional Fields

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, November 9, 2016 - The 13th Annual World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC) saw a surge of attendees throughout the two and a half-day conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) hosted the successful event at the Sheraton Music City Hotel from October 19-21, 2016.

The 13th World Aquatic Health Conference saw an increase in sponsors and participation of niche groups -- and nearly matched its overall attendance record.

Deserving Candidates Receive Funds To Continue Aquatic Work

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, September 14, 2016 - Six university students have been awarded scholarship and fellowship grants through the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) for the fall 2016 semester. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, August 25, 2016 - The boards of The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) have hired AH, a leading professional services firm located in Mount Laurel, NJ and Washington, D.C., to lead the unification process for the two aquatic organizations.

The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo works with World of Recreational Water launched by APSP, NSPF’s Step into Swim™, and Water for a Warrior.

August 24, 2016—(New Orleans, LA)—The International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo has selected three non-profit organizations to help boost awareness and drive donations in their continued effort to give back to the industry. 

CPO® Certifications are World Wide

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, August 2, 2016 - The National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ (NSPFⓇ) has increased the delivery of pool and spa education around the world to improve the health and safety of pools and patrons. 

CDC is pleased to announce release of the 2016 Model Aquatic Health Code. This second edition of the MAHC includes important updates to the first edition released in 2014. 

Conference Will Provide New Outlets to Aquatic Professionals

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, July 20, 2016 - The World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) is proud to announce this year’s keynote speakers: Blue Mind author, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, and professional waterman Bruckner Chase, both of whom will also moderate a unique health benefits track. 

Expansion to Introduce and Teach Thousands of Children Across the State the Lifelong Skill of Swimming

Index Will Lead to Growth of Aquatics Industry 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, July 12, 2016 - The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) seeks proposal by August 31, 2016 to create a “Learn-to-Swim Index” (LTS Index) that tracks how many people complete formal swim lessons in the United States. 

GLEN COVE, N.Y. – July 5, 2016 

Pleatco, LLC, a leader in the pool and spa filtration products and longtime co-sponsor Genesis, today announced the launch of their 2016 search for the best of the best pool and spa service technicians across the country and extending as far as Canada and Europe. 

Below is a short, digestible page for both 2016 Submersion and Entrapment reports. To view the entire report, please feel free to download the Submersion PDF or the Entrapment PDF

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, June 22, 2016 - Interactive training courses offered through the National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ’s (NSPFⓇ) simplistic online platform can help protect a company’s workforce from injury, lawsuits, and loss of revenue. 

Donation Will Help Create More Swimmers and Reduce the Risk of Drowning

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, June 09, 2016 - This past April, the Master Pools Guild kindly donated $40,000 to the National Swimming Pool FoundationⓇ’s (NSPFⓇ) Step Into SwimTM Campaign to help fund programs that teach the life-saving skill of swimming.​

For America’s Most Fun Form of Summer Exercise, Experts Urge Swimmers to Use Senses to Stay Healthy at the Pool

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 23, 2016- As Americans jump into another fun-filled summer of swimming, a new survey finds that most don’t know the real reason why some pools have a strong chemical smell. 

The week before Memorial Day has been designated National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016 will take place May 23-29, marking the 12th anniversary of this observance.

World Aquatic HealthTM Conference: Fostering Growth for the Industry

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 17, 2016 - The World Aquatic HealthTM Conference (WAHC), the leading educational and scientific conference in the aquatics industry, will be in Nashville, Tennessee from October 19-21, 2016.

This week, a proposal was introduced in the California State Legislature to amend the Swimming Pool Safety Act. This measure, AB 470, was amended by Assembly Member Kansen Chu (D-Milpitas) in a process known as a “gut and amend”, where the original contents of a bill are stripped out and replaced with something entirely new.

National Swimming Pool Foundation Aims to Improve Safety at Public Pools

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) and SwimToday’s partnership comes to fruition as SwimToday’s website now highlights swimming facilities that employ four or more CPO® Certification holders on staff. 

Water Safety USA Announces 2016’s Messaging

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, May 3, 2016 - Recently established Water Safety USA, a consortium of 13 national governmental and nongovernmental organizations, is excited to announce the group’s primary safety message for 2016; ‘Water Safety: it’s learning to swim and so much more.’

Applications Accepted Until June 1

Colorado Springs, Colorado, April 26, 2016 – The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is currently accepting applications for 24 scholarship and fellowship grants within the aquatics field, each between $1,000 - $2,000.

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, April 12, 2016 - Water Safety USA has been established by a consortium of national governmental and nongovernmental organizations concerned with water safety and drowning prevention. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, April 11, 2016 – The boards of the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) and National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®)  met last week and agreed in principle to merge the two organizations. Both boards believe that the merge will better support the present and future needs of the aquatics industry.

Early Registration opens on Friday, April 1 for the 2016 World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) at The three-day event, hosted by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), is taking place at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee this October 19-21.

March 18, 2016 – The newly renovated website for the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) launched today, at the same URL of

World Aquatic Health™ Conference Now Accepting Sponsors

Colorado Springs, COLORADO February 22, 2016 – Exclusive,  year-long  benefits are offered to sponsors of the World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC). 

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced today a donation of $25,000 to The Step Into Swim™ Campaign, organized by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), to create 1 million more swimmers through funds given directly to leading learn-to-swim organizations.

The thirteenth annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC), will be held October 19-21, 2016, at the Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. 

 The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) continues its mission to create 1 million more swimmers over the next 10 years. You can help by donating to NSPF’s Step Into SwimTM Campaign, either with a one-time donation or by becoming a NSPF member.

Educational non­profit National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is proud to announce new appointments for the growing aquatic organization.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) honored the organization’s Active Instructors for their extraordinary performance over the past year. 

Colorado Springs, COLORADO, October 29, 2015 – The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) and Genesis 3, Inc. announce today that they are merging their operations to deliver a broader spectrum of training programs effective January 1, 2016. Genesis will continue to elevate and transform the residential pool and spa design and construction industry. NSPF will continue to keep public pools safer and open.

 The 12th annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) was successfully held in Scottsdale, Arizona, October 8-9 by the National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®). People came together to speak, learn, and network to shape and promote growth within the aquatics industry.

The U.S. National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®) is proud to announce a new Liaison for the non-profit in Australia, Shane Ince. The NSPF supports the Australian industry’s goals to grow and encourage more aquatic activity.

We know that water immersion is beneficial for the overall health of every individual, for uniting families, and building communities. It is also extremely beneficial for physical activity, and provides an alternative medium of exercise to those that are unable to participate in land-based activities. 

The World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) announces special keynote speaker, three time Olympian-Gold Medal winner, Rowdy Gaines and a new WAHC track focused on industry market growth. The National Swimming Pool Foundation®, a non-profit located in Colorado, is hosting the WAHC at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Arizona on October 7-9, 2015.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® celebrates its 50th year in 2015 and sets goals to further keep aquatics safer and create more swimmers. The Foundation will commemorate the event at the World Aquatic Health™ Conference on October 7, 2015 in Arizona at the Desert Foothills.

Pool owners and visitors can use the National Swimming Pool Foundation®’s (NSPF®) online learning course, Home Pool Essentials (HPE), to keep backyard pools safer and help reduce drownings.

The National Swimming Pool Foundation® (NSPF®), the leading education resource for those who care for pools and spas, appointed Jacki Krumnow this past June to the position of Public Relation Specialist.

The twelfth World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will host several unique and educational events to help leaders shape the future of aquatics, pools, and spas at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona. The National Swimming Pool Foundation hosted event will take place October 7-9.