The announcement was made during the 2017 PSP Expo.In response to the massive fires that recently swept through northern California, the Independent Pool and Spa Service Professional Organization has established the IPSSA Disaster Relief Foundation.
It is meant to assist those who lose a substantial portion of the pools on their route to disasters such as the Santa Rosa fires.
Assistance is not limited to IPSSA members. Sizable contributions have already been secured to begin a fund from suppliers and individuals in the industry. The amount has not been disclosed.
“We’ve all been affected across the industry,” said IPSSA President John Oldfield. “There are a lot of service technicians who have been decimated in their businesses.”
The group plans to form a 501(c)3 charitable organization and a governing committee of some kind. More details will follow.