Kyle Chaikin, CBP, CSP, CPO
An award winning pool professional, Chaikin has over 30 years’ experience in the pool industry with an emphasis on construction and pool management. Chaikin has been an active member of industry’s local, regional and national associations, including the National Plaster’s Council (NPC), the Long Island Pool & Spa Association (LIPSA), Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) and the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), ensuring he and his team are up-to-date with relevant swimming pool and spa codes and legislation, safety standards, industry ideology, products and training.
Chaikin holds the highest credentials available to industry professionals: the APSP Certified Building Professional (CBP) and Certified Service Professional (CSP) designations, as well as the Certified Pool Operators (CPO) certification from the National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF).
He is the Past-Chair of the APSP Builders Council, Past-President Board of Directors NESPA and Past-President and Current Director of LIPSA and NESPA. He was the APSP representative on the International Code Council (ICC) and currently serves on the APSP Builders Education Committee (BEC).
Chaikin is a subject matter expert and educator for the APSP University, instructing pool professionals from across the globe on proper pool building, service and maintenance techniques. He is the only Certified Pool and Spa Construction trainer on Long Island and one of few in the country.
Chaikin’s community activism includes the promotion of water safety through his participation as Chairman of Kidswim Long Island and as a Board member of The Long Island Drowning Prevention Task Force. As a result of these and his other efforts, he was awarded one of the swimming pool industry’s highest honors in 2015, that of APSP Fellow.
Continuing in that stead, long-time volunteer leader Kyle Chaikin was again recognized in 2018 for his dedication to NESPA and the pool and spa industry as a whole. Most recently, Kyle has stepped up to lead the Cementitious Surfaces and Winter Effects Taskforce which is working on a research project tackling this important issue here in the northeast. Kyle has served in a number of leadership roles for NESPA including Past President of the Board, Chair of the Government Relations Committee, member of the Licensing Oversight Committee, member of the Nominating Committee and as a volunteer at The Pool & Spa Show each year.