The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces that S.R.Smith has renewed its strategic level sponsorship of the organization for the second year in a row.

The strategic partner level sponsorship is the premier corporate sponsorship level for APSP. "For years, S.R. Smith has supported APSP and the industry at large on a number of issues, especially accessibility," said APSP President & CEO Bill Weber. "Their renewed sponsorship of APSP demonstrates confidence in the member driven organization and its potential to promote positive change through advocacy and education. We appreciate S.R. Smith's continuing support in helping us to advance and protect the industry."

S.R. Smith, headquartered in Canby OR, is a leading manufacturer of pool deck equipment and accessibility products. The company holds a number of patents for pool industry innovations and developed the website,, to help industry professionals and pool owners understand ADA compliance standards and how they apply to pools.

"We are pleased to continue our active support of APSP," said S.R. Smith President & CEO Rich Laitta. "The aquatics industry faces ongoing challenges where APSP advocacy can help ensure the industry's position is accurately represented. We also strongly support APSP's efforts to raise the level of professionalism in the industry and look forward to continuing our relationship as a strategic partner."

The APSP Sponsorship Program is the most direct method for a corporation to support the mission of the Association. A variety of sponsorship levels are available to help companies with interest in the diverse and lucrative pool, spa and hot tub industry reach a unique audience of aquatic professionals. For more information about APSP sponsorship packages visit