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

The strategic partner sponsorship is the premier corporate sponsorship level for APSP.

"SR. Smith has long supported APSP and the industry at large on a number of issues, particularly accessibility," APSP President and CEO Bill Weber said. "The renewal of this sponsorship demonstrates S.R. Smith's continued confidence in this 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, Ore., is a leading manufacturer of pool deck, recreation and accessibility equipment.  The company holds a number of patents for pool industry innovations and developed PoolLifts.com to help industry professionals and pool owners understand American with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance standards and how they apply to pools.

"We are pleased to continue our active support of APSP," S.R. Smith President and CEO Rich Laitta said.  "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 APSP.org/Sponsorships.