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Andrea Wells
Director, Marketing & Communications
awells@apsp.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 10, 2018

APSP’s Vice President of Technical and Standards Recognized for Industry Excellence

Carvin DiGiovanni is a recipient of the 2018 Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award
 and a 2018 International Code Council PMG recognition

(ALEXANDRIA, VA)—The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces Carvin DiGiovanni, vice president of technical and standards has been named the recipient of the World Waterpark Association’s (WWA) 2018 Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award and was recognized for his service on the International Code Council’s (ICC) Plumbing Mechanical, Fuel Gas, Pools and Spas  (PMG) Membership Council.  The WWA award and the ICC recognition were presented this October at the WWA’s and ICC’s annual conferences.

For over 28 years, DiGiovanni has been working towards industry excellence.  Through his hard work and dedication,  he has forged strong relationships with top industry partners and has been a driving force in making a safer and stronger industry.  His persistence and passion have helped position APSP to stay on the cutting edge of today’s pool and hot tub industry needs. Throughout his pool and hot tub industry career, he has been a mentor and respected industry leader and is known for his thoughtful and strategic leadership to move APSP and the industry forward.

The Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award recognized DiGiovanni’s dedication and longtime collaboration with the WWA to create their first American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved standard for the waterpark industry, ANSI/APSP-9 2005 American National Standard for Aquatic Recreational Facilities, which is now the basis for many of the state regulations governing waterparks. 

The ANSI/APSP-9 2005 American National Standard for Aquatic Recreational Facilities covers the design, construction, equipment operation, signs, installation, sanitation, new construction and rehabilitation of waterparks. 

Recipients of the Al Turner Commitment to Excellence Award have demonstrated consistent business and professional excellence, provided leadership and/or have fostered a sense of community in the World Waterpark Association membership.

The PMG Official Membership Council is comprised of industry leaders involved in the plumbing, mechanical, fuel gas and swimming pool community.  These leaders share their technical expertise and experience to chart the direction of ICC. 

For seven years, DiGiovanni has served on the PMG Official Membership Council and was formally recognized for his dedication and service.  In 2014, he was recognized by ICC as an Affiliate Award winner for his work and collaboration to create the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) to ensure public safety. 

Recipients of the ICC Affiliate Award demonstrate integrity, professionalism and dedication through service to the building safety profession and personal standards representing the spirit of public service to the development of codes and standards in the interest of public safety.  The award is presented in honor of Ron Burton, John Fies, Wilbur H. Lind and Alton Riddick. 

The ISPSC is the industry’s only comprehensive model code covering both residential and commercial swimming pools and spas.  The code uses prescriptive and performance-related provisions to establish minimum safety requirements for public and residential pools, spas and hot tubs.  The ISPSC gives builders and code officials a common language in which to ensure consumer safety.  To date, the ISPSC has been adopted into law in 10 states and 162 local jurisdictions. 

“I’m honored to be recognized by the industry, said Carvin DiGiovanni.” “Forging the pathway for the next generation, isn’t easy but through hard work and collaboration, great things happen. Over the years, we’ve created amazing partnerships with both the WWA and ICC. These relationships have allowed us the ability to make strides in building a stronger and safer industry. I look forward to continuing my journey towards industry excellence.”

For more information about APSP’s Standards and the ISPSC, visit APSP.org/Standards.

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About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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