The Drought Response Toolkit

California is experiencing one of the most severe droughts in history, and water use restrictions are already in place impacting industries across the state. "In the past, municipalities and water districts have included bans on filling new or remodeled pools in their drought response regulations, but this is not the answer," PHTA and CPSA announced. "We need your help to spread the word that the pool, spa and hot tub industry is part of the drought solution."

The facts. 

Pools, hot tubs and spas are not water wasters.

Properly maintained pools and spas are actually incredibly water conscious compared to the lawns they often replace, saving on average 12,000 gallons in the first year, and 30,000 gallons each subsequent year. 

The pool, hot tub and spa industry is critical to California's economy.

In 2020, the pool, hot tub and home spa industry contributed more than $5 billion and nearly 95,000 jobs to the state economy. Pool construction alone employs local residents and requires permit fees and employee payroll taxes to be paid, all of which stimulate local economies.

Pool, hot tub and spa owners can practice water conservation with measurable results.

There are simple things pool and spa owners can do to conserve water while still enjoying their backyard retreat, such as utilizing covers, limiting splashing and checking for leaks.

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As an industry professional, there are plenty of ways for you to get involved and help defend the industry from devastating regulations. PHTA and CPSA asks professionals to help spread the word about this important initiative by sharing its content with your customers.

To make it easy for you, they've created a toolkit that includes facts about water usage, talking points, collateral, door hangers and more.


To donate to the drought defense fund, enabling PHTA and CPSA to continue its outreach and advocacy, click here.

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