"We're seeing consumer research trends that show one of the top concerns about pool and spa ownership is energy efficiency and usage," said Carvin DiGiovanni, APSP senior director, Technical and Standards.
"Because of this, we're taking action to position the industry and our members to better serve homeowners and increase the desirability of pools and spas among consumers."
Under a memorandum of understanding, APSP
will develop a pool and spa energy rater program that will qualify pool contractors to provide to homebuilders and homeowners a paid service that includes assessing a pool or spa's energy efficiency and making recommendations about changes to improve its performance.
"This gives pool contractors an opportunity to expand their company's offerings into pool and spa energy audits," said DiGiovanni
"And by offering a new APSP energy certification, we're opening a new revenue opportunity to our members to diversify their businesses," said DiGiovanni
"Through collaboration with pool and spa manufacturers and RESNET
, we're able to offer consumers more opportunity to save money while giving builders and service professionals a unique revenue generator to deliver new value."
For more information about the APSP pool and spa energy rater program, contact DiGiovanni