About The Long Island Pool & Spa Association

Chartered in 1978, LIPSA is a robust and vibrant chapter of NESPA/APSP covering Nassau and Suffolk Counties. With over 200 member companies, we are a strong voice with local and regional government and pro-active where zoning, licensing and other legislative issues affect our ability to do business on Long Island.

Likewise, we are a consistent advocate for the highest levels of professionalism within our membership. We worked with officials of both Counties to raise the standard required for pool companies to obtain a Home Improvement license, and we offer frequent classes for industry certification and general education to member and non-members.

We are undertaking a member-based public relations campaign urging licensed pool companies to spread the word to Long Island’s homeowners reminding them of the benefits of choosing a licensed and insured LIPSA member contractor. Since obtaining a license on Long Island requires the business to be nationally certified by APSP, and membership in LIPSA requires members to operate under a strict code of ethics, the consumer should weigh options carefully when choosing a construction or service company.

LIPSA 2019-2020 Board of Directors

President
Julie Kazdin; Kazdin Pools & Spas
 

Immediate Past President
C.J. DelVaglio; East End Pool King
 

Director 
Ed Cohen; Chaikin Ultimate Pools/Ultimate in Pool Care

Director
George Kazdin; Kazdin Pools & Spas

Director  
John Lochren; Solar Pool Enclosures of NY

Director
Kevin Vevante; Aquacade Swimming Pools

Vice President 
Bill Hanley; Hayward Pool Products

Director
Jennifer Angevine; Gold Coast swimming Pools

Director
Charlie Dobos; Chemex Pool Supply

Director 
Mike Klaffka; AquaCal AutoPilot Team Horner Express

Director
William Renter; Best Hot Tubs
 

Executive Director
Karen Chaikin
 

Treasurer
Amelia Chiaramonte
 

Director
Ken Barthman; Dunrite Pools
 

Director  
LeeAnn Donaton; Loop Loc Ltd
 

Director 
James Lane; Loop Loc Ltd
 

Director
Zach Schulz; Zodiac
 

Secretary
Sheryl Heather; Spring & Summer Activities

Director
Kyle Chaikin; Chaikin Ultimate Pools/Ultimate in Pool Care

Director
Artie Edwards; Arthur Edwards Swimming Pools

Director
Andrew Levinson; Jetline Products
 

Director 
Michael Truehart; True Blue swimming Pools