CPSA Courses and Events

Upcoming Webinars

Join us for our FREE monthly webinars that cover all aspects of the pool industry.


Wednesday, April 4, 2023       

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST  

Decarbonization Update

Led By: Jason Davidson, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and John Norwood, Norwood & Associates



Wednesday, April 26, 2023  

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST        

Fast Friends - Swimming Pool Sales Tips from the Trade  

Led By: Fred Manno, Hayward and Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools


Wednesday, May 24, 2023  

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST          

Drowning Prevention & Pool Safety Act Compliance

Led By: Jim Blanton, HASA and John Norwood, Norwood Associates, LLC


Wednesday, June 28, 2023     

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST      

Most Effective Online Marketing For Your Pool Business

Led By: Scott Reynolds, POOLCORP and Jessica Howard, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance


Wednesday, July 26, 2023    

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST            

Soils Basics and Influence on Construction of Pools

Led By: Greg Lacher, Pool Engineering Inc. and Derek Downey, Legal Pools.com


Wednesday, August 23, 2023  

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST             

Plaster Problem Troubleshooting, Start-Ups & Water Chemistry

Led By: Allan Smith, NPC and Eric Nielson, Western Pool & Spa Show


Wednesday, September 27, 2023   

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST   

Planting Around Swimming Pools

Led By: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools


Wednesday, October 25, 2023    

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST          

Waterproofing & Hydro-Static Relief


Wednesday, November 15, 2023     

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST  

Latest Lighting Techniques on Pools & Spas 


Wednesday, December 20, 2023  

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST           

Water Feature Designs (scuppers, weirs, bubblers, fire/water pots)

Led By: Aaron Grimes, Pentair; Bryan Brugger, Fluidra; and Fred Manno, Hayward


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Wednesday, February 22, 2023     

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST        

Energy Efficiency in Your Pool Designs (flow, pipe sizing, pumps, hydraulics)

Featuring: Bryan Brugger and Alex Krajewski from Fluidra

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023 

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST  

Workforce Development – The benefits of working in the pool industry. How to attract young people to the industry.

Led By: Sabeena Hickman, Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and Robert Rankin, Heritage

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December 14, 2022                                                                                              

Legislation That Could Destroy the Pool Industry -- Why Lobbying Matters 

Led By: John Norwood, Norwood & Associates       

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November 30, 2022

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. PST                                                                                                   

Common Pool Construction Defects – Avoiding Legal Actions     

Led By: Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Landscaping & Swimming Pools; Derek Downey, LegalPools.com 

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October 26, 2022 

Contractors State Licensing Board -- What happens when a complaint is filed against your license? Featuring Cheryl Moore, CSLB

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Courses Available for Purchase

Available for members and non-members

Course: Sexual Harassment Prevention Online Course

California now requires businesses to provide both employees and managers with harassment prevention training every 2 years. Make sure all owners and employees are state compliant with required education.

Failure to comply could result in enforcement action by the State Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

25% off for CPSA members (email info@thecpsa.org to get discount code)

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Course: Wildfire Smoke Prevention Online Course

As of July 29, 2019, all employers must train and protect outdoor workers from wildfire smoke. This new emergency regulation will apply to pool service companies and those who work in the pool construction business. An action plan for employers is provided at the end of the article.

All California employers are mandated to provide new workplace training and worker protection from the dangers of wildfire smoke inhalation under new emergency regulations recently adopted by CAL-OSHA.

25% off for CPSA members (email info@thecpsa.org to get discount code)

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Education and Training to Enhance Professionalism

The California Pool & Spa AssociationTM provides opportunities for its members to enhance professionalism through education. CPSA believes that its members should continue to enhance themselves professionally through continuing opportunities for education. Membership with CPSA provides state-wide access to these opportunities.


A Wide Network of Opportunity

Members have access to online and in-person training to strengthen their professional standing and relationships with consumers through better industry skills. CPSA’s wide state network gives its members access to industry manufacturers, distributors, industry associates, business owners, retailers, and more. This united network allows for an open forum for exchange of ideas and swimming pool and spa industry insight. Online forums, educational opportunity links, and access to trade shows, associations, and more provide you endless opportunities to expand your professional education.


Swimming Pool and Spa Industry-Related Topics

Members have the opportunity to find classes and trainings of interest on topics ranging from business management, proper pool maintenance with ionization, and advanced water chemistry to transporting hazardous materials and more. The California Pool & Spa AssociationTM stresses continuing education, creating professional growth in the industry.