The three major pool associations are as follows:
NATIONAL SPA AND POOL INSTITUTE (NSPI)
2111 Eisenhower Avenue
Alexandria, Va. 22314-4698
Phone: (703) 838-0083
Fax: (703) 549-0493
NSPI provides a Pool Service Technician Certification Program.
There are three levels of certification: Tech 1, Tech II, and
TECH 1 will teach the basic elements of pool and spa technology
from pool/spa structures to customer service to water chemistry.
TECH 1 classroom sessions
are taught by industry experts at Tech Schools across the North American
TECH II goes a step further and builds on the information learned in the
TECH 1 course. The TECH II course gets into more problem solving and hands
It gives you a solid background in more technical matters of repair and troubleshooting.
TECH II classrooms sessions are taught by industry experts and organized
through sponsoring NSPI chapters and or regions.
CERTIFIED is the final and most advanced level within the NSPI Service Technician
Certification Program. The CERTIFIED level allows participants to study specialized
areas of interest and to set their own time schedules.
NSPI membership will allow you to take advantage of the following:
*Group Health Insurance
*Group Liability Insurance
*Discount Merchant Credit Card Program
*Discount Vehicle Gasoline
*AND MUCH MORE
For more information Contact NSPI at the above numbers.
AND SPA SERVICE ASSOCIATION (IPSSA)
P.O. Box 33996
Granada Hills, Ca. 91394
As an IPSSA member you are required to attend certain meetings throughout
the year. These meetings usually occur one evening a month and varies by
on chapter. Some chapters also have enrollment requirements. The monthly
dues are approximately $50.00 per month, but will vary from chapter to
IPSSA operates in California, Nevada, Arizona and Texas. If you become
a member of IPSSA, you are qualified to receive:
*Sick route coverage
*Insurance benefits (Liability and Medical)
*New product information exchange
UNITED POOL ASSOCIATION (UPA)
P.O. Box 1164
La Habra, Ca. 90633-1164
Membership information (714) 974-2228
As an UPA member your are required to attend certain meetings
throughout the year. These meetings, as with IPSSA, usually occur
one evening a month
vary by day depending on chapter. Some chapters also have enrollment
requirements. The monthly dues are approximately $50.00 per month,
but will also vary
from chapter to chapter.
UPA operates only in California. If you become an UPA member, you are
qualified to receive:
*Sick route coverage
If you have any further questions regarding the
benefits of the pool associations, or the current President of the
chapter close to your location,
contact the appropriate association at the above numbers.