Feb 27, 2014

NSPF Launches Five New International Websites

The websites will offer educational courses and materials

NSPF International Websites Panama Chile Argentina Columbia Ecuador

To better serve pool and spa professionals around the globe, the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) has launched five new international websites. These websites will serve colleagues around the world with educational courses, materials and focus — to keep pools safer and more efficient around the world.

The new websites are tailored to serve local pool and spa professionals in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama. When people visit the websites, they are greeted in their language and culture, and can purchase online courses with their currency. “Each site is designed to look like the country, so that it speaks to the individual who is visiting,” said Silvia Uribe, international business development manager for NSPF. “While all of these countries are primarily Spanish speaking, they each have their own identity — each website makes those visitors feel at home."

Much of the prevention and education information found on www.nspf.org is available on the new websites. “Professionals around the world are working to protect our children and families from illness, drowning and injuries. The first step to prevention is through education,” said Thomas M. Lachocki, Ph.D., CEO of NSPF.

NSPF developed its first Spanish-language website in 2008, the nonprofit’s first step to bringing its education products, with improved comprehension, to a broader world audience. “Ms. Uribe, a certified translator and interpreter, has helped us accelerate converting our customer’s wish lists into reality — and to reach out to more professionals globally to prepare them to prevent injury and illness,” said Alex Antoniou, Ph.D., director of NSPF educational programs.