The Association of Aquatic Professionals is a Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization. We are a cutting edge professional membership based organization. It is our goal to bring together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to network, educate, advocate, enrich, and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally.
The "Bay Area Public Pool Operators Association" began in 1982 with a handful of aquatic professionals who met to discuss, share, inform and benefit from each others programs and experiences. Through this medium the organization has grown to over 175 members on the mailing list and we average over 40 persons at each meeting. BAPPOA is recognized throughout California and the country as a vital leader and advocate in Aquatics.
-To provide a forum where professionals come together for an exchange or ideas (networking professionals)
-To provide leadership roles in the establishment of standard care aquatics
-To provide education and training in aquatics
-To provide experts and resources in aquatics
-Convene ad hoc committees to deal with mutual concerns in aquatics
The Foundation's mission is to encourage healthier living through aquatic education and research. NPSF earns revenue almost exclusively from their world-class educational materials and then reinvests those proceeds to help mankind through new educational materials and grants to elevate our field.
The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world's largest international trade association for the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry. As an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards developer, APSP works with regulatory and legislative bodies to ensure that their codes, ordinances, and legislation are written to the safest and most current standards. The association's mission is to ensure consumer safety and enhance the business success of its members.
Professional Pool Operators of America (PPOA) serves and supports swimming pool and waterpark operators in the US and now the developed world. We are dedicated to the betterment and national recognition of professional pool operators who excel in this profession. PPOA publishes the Pumproom Press, the nation�??s only newsletter exclusively for certified pool operators, which focuses on the technical challenges pool operators face.
NRPA is the leading advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of public parks and recreation opportunities. Founded in 1965 through the merger of 5 national organizations dedicated to the same cause, NRPA has grown over the years - in total membership, in outreach efforts, in building partnerships, and in serving as the voice and defender of parks and recreation
Founded in 1989, Aquatics International is the only publication devoted exclusively to the commercial and public swimming pool industries. The magazine provides detailed information on designing, building, maintaining, promoting, managing, programming and outfitting aquatics facilities.
Born 33 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms, and hospital and corporate wellness centers. Readers turn to AB for award-winning editorial content, as well as to view products and services offered by leading advertisers. Year after year, AB ranks as the industry's "best read" magazine by Readex Research, and leads all competitors in total advertising pages, according to Patterson Advertising Reports.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.