Pool construction alone helps employ hundreds of California residents, requires permit fees and local taxes, all which lead to the stimulation of California’s economy. According to a recent study, the local California economy receives $1 million per acre foot of water used to fill a pool.
Water districts should not pass restrictions that affect just one industry. When water districts propose regulations affecting just pool and spa owners, they are promoting a policy that will adversely impact just one industry. From builders to suppliers to maintenance workers, the pool and spa industry is composed of local small, often minority-owned, businesses. Imposing such industry-specific regulations will put hundreds of local workers out of business and mean less money for local governments that rely on money from building permits.