NSF International, Ann Arbor, Mich.-based not-for-profit, non-governmental organization which develops standards, product certification, education, and risk-management for public health and safety, and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), Alexandria, Va., recently signed an agreement to pursue research and testing opportunities that will advance health and safety in the recreational water industry.
Under the terms of the agreement, NSF International will provide research and testing services to develop and maintain APSP standards, as well as research for the recreational water industry, all of which focus on preventing injuries and recreational water illnesses, such as Cryptosporidium, norovirus and E. coli. This research and testing should help reduce such tragedies by providing the technical and safety expertise to support new anti-entrapment legislation.
“We are pleased to be working with APSP on these important initiatives,” said Bob Ferguson, NSF International Vice President of Water Systems, “NSF International has been testing and certifying pool and spa equipment since 1963, developing protocols for products ranging from UV systems to water quality test kits. This agreement represents another step forward for the recreational water industry and the overall advancement of public health and safety.”