Oct 04, 2010

National Swimming Pool Foundation Redesigns Website

Changes allows for easier navigation and access to information

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has redesigned its website for improved navigation, making it faster and easier to find information and more streamlined to purchase educational products.

“Our website visitors can find information intuitively—by topic, by clicking on an icon or by entering a keyword search. The site surrounds them with information focused on their type of organization,” said Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., director of educational programs at NSPF.

The main website navigation menu separates content into six tabs: CPO Certification, Online Training, Products, Conference, News and Resources. Clicking on any of these tabs brings the visitor to specific content links. An informational scroller on the home page provides a snapshot of featured events, new products, important news and other resources. Quick links to Find a Class, Online Training and the Shopping Cart are just below the scroller for easy access.

The new home page also has one-touch icons for each organization type. When visitors click on the icon for Facilities, Service, Retail, Builders, Government, Academia, Residential or Health, they will be matched up to information, products, services and recommendations specific to their organizations’ needs.

“People don’t have time to hunt and peck. This new navigation process helps save time, separating the wheat from the chafe,” says Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF. “For example, by clicking the ‘Service’ icon, typical job descriptions, OSHA training requirements and other useful educational products pop up.”

Changes also were made behind the scenes to the e-commerce systems.

“Industry professionals, NSPF instructors and people taking online classes or seminars at our eProAcademy online training center will find direct access at www.nspf.org and can now log in once to view their ePro courses, shopping cart and NSPF accounts,” said Antoniou.

To see the changes to NSPF’s website, visit www.nspf.org.