California is facing unprecedented drought conditions. Pool and spa owners and industry representatives are doing their part to conserve.
FACT: The pool and spa industry is an important part of our state’s economy. From the tens of thousands of small business owners and employees to the millions of dollars in economic output, the pool and spa industry helps keep California solvent.
FACT: Pool and spas are not water wasters. In fact, a well-maintained pool or spa uses less water per day than an irrigated lawn. Most pool designs include more than just the pool itself; wooden or concrete decks also replace traditional landscaping and the need for water.
Water districts should not pass restrictions that affect just one industry. When water districts propose regulations affecting just pool and spa owners, they are promoting a policy that will adversely impact just one industry. From builders to suppliers to maintenance workers, the pool and spa industry is composed of local small, often minority-owned, businesses. Imposing such industry-specific regulations will put hundreds of local workers out of business and mean less money for local governments that rely on money from building permits.