The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
announced a new foundation called World of Recreational
Water, to promote the sustainable use of recreational water
worldwide. The official announcement was made at the
International Awards of Excellence program in New Orleans,
last week. CNA Foundation presented APSP with a $50,000
The mission of the new foundation is to promote the safe
and sustainable use of recreational water through support
of technical research and voluntary standards.
Guided by science, WRW fosters the conservation of water
with promotion of water sustainability practices and energy
efficient and emerging technology so that present and
future generations can benefit from powerful health effects
of recreational water, according to an APSP press release
on the new foundation.
“Increasing demands are being placed on finite
water resources across this country and the world, and we
are extremely excited to introduce World of Recreational
Water to the aquatic community,” said Bill Weber,
president and CEO of APSP. “We are extraordinarily
appreciative of CNA’s generous
"For more than 100 years, we have taken pride in
measuring our success not only by our business results, but
by our commitment to the communities where our employees
work and where CNA does business, and our partnership with
the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals is a
great example of this longstanding tradition," said Jason
Oswald, SPLASH Program Director, CNA.
The CNA Foundation is the nonprofit, private charitable
giving entity of CNA. Through its matching gifts program
and community involvement grants, the CNA Foundation
provides vital funding to thousands of charities where CNA
does business and where CNA employees live and work.