Nobody knows the pool and spa industry better than the professionals themselves. As an industry stakeholder, advocacy is not only your right but your responsibility.

1. Join an APEC Committee:

    • Committee members help in the coordination of advocacy efforts concerning particular policies and communicate with members in their areas to stay on top of local issues.

2. Communicate with Your Legislators:

    • Your legislators want to hear from you. You are their insight into the pool and spa industry. Call, email, write, or fax your legislators to let them know the impact bills would have on our industry. Tell them how you would like them to vote and why. Don't know who to call?

      Click here to find who represents your area and their contact information. Consider attending town hall meetings and campaign fundraisers to meet legislators in person and solicit their support.       

3. Support the Candidates Who Support Our Industry

    • Our greatest advocacy tool is our vote. Get to know the candidates for state office and back those who support the pool and spa industry or small business in general.

4. Stay Informed

    • Sign up here to receive e-mails regarding Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation actions.
    • Review the Texas Administrative code for current standards relevant to pool and spa construction and maintenance. View the codes here.


The precinct is the most basic level of local government in Texas. Each county is divided into several precincts. Despite their low profile, a Precinct Chair can be very influential in a party's local politics. They communicate directly with the party's voters within the precinct, organizing and offering guidance. Because they sit on the Executive Committee, they actively help to mold the philosophy and direction of their party within their precinct. Precinct chairs are not paid, and serve for two years. Learn more here.


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