Homeowners who are thinking of installing a pool on their property want the very best contractors they can find. This means that the contractor belongs to an accredited, professional association such as the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, or APSP. Read on to learn why it is important to hire a pool company who is part of this organization.

ANSI/APSP Standards

First, a pool contractor who joins this organization must meet certain standards. Among them are the ANSI/ APSP standards. ANSI stands for the American National Standards Institute. The list of standards control the building, operation and maintenance of on-ground and above-ground residential swimming pools and spas. The details of these standards are found in books that the swimming pool contractors need to buy, read and understand. The contractor must also follow the 2018 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code, or ISPSC in order to receive permits to build a swimming pool or spa. These codes cover such things as circulation, heating, lighting, decks, filters, pumps and equipment meant to sanitize the pool water.

Other Standards

Pool contractors who join the APSP also need to adhere to other international and United States standards, including those used by the American Concrete Institute, the American National Standards Institute, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and Underwriters Laboratories.

Code of Ethics

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals advocates for the pool, hot tub and spa industries, but they are also dedicated to public safety as well as making sure that the members behave in a professional manner and have the right technical expertise. They have a code of ethics that their members follow. Because of this, a homeowner who wants to build a pool knows that an APSP member has the requisite liability, bonding and worker’s compensation insurances, that they have all licenses and permits, comply with local laws and ordinances and are always mindful of the health and safety of their customers.

Professional Company

A homeowner who wants to build a pool can be certain that any pool contractor who is a member of the APSP adheres to rigorous standards of professionalism and expertise. Knowing that their contractor is a member of this organization should give every prospective pool owner peace of mind. To work with a company that is part of the APSP, contact Infinite Pools online or call 951-354-9888. We have the experience and knowledge to help you create and build the pool and yard of your dreams. Infinite Pools practices a hands-on approach to every job and is fully involved at all stages of your project to ensure it is completed to our exceptionally high standards.