PHTA Committees develop and manage many critical programs and initiatives that advance the organization's mission and success. These industry leaders explore vital technical issues that affect our industry and advance the professional practices of PHTA members.
For more information or to join a committee, email PHTA's Senior Director of Member Programs and Services Seth Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Audit Committee acts on behalf of the boards of directors and oversees all material aspects of PHTA financial reporting, internal control, and audit functions. The committee coordinates with other board committees and maintains a strong, positive working relationship with management, external auditors, finance staff, counsel, and other committee advisors.
The Code Action Committee (CAC) develops and maintains authoritative information regarding the International Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), other pool codes, and external (non-PHTA) standards. The committee uses authoritative scientific data and research and sound engineering practices in the development of all information, and evaluates research for technical accuracy. The CAC assists in answering industry technical questions about codes, and presents technical education programs for the pool, spa, and hot tub industry, as well as for public health and other industry-related professions.
The Editorial Review Committee (ERC) is responsible for reviewing and editing all educational materials produced by PHTA. The committee coordinates existing PHTA technical materials and the development of new materials. ERC members work individually and in groups on materials including consumer safety publications, fact sheets, and educational course materials.
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Members of the Education Committee have a direct impact on the PHTA education platform. They are responsible for reviewing speaker proposals and presentations and play an integral role in developing education provided to PHTA members.
The Finance Committee is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting, contingency planning, investment policy, reserve policy, and the financial effect of employee benefits. The committee prepares monthly reports to the Executive Committees and assists other committees and staff, including the Planning Committee.
The IHTA Strategic Leadership Team are portable spa and hot tub manufacturers and retailers that advise key industry leaders on issues surrounding portable spa and hot tub standards, codes, and laws impacting the industry.
The Membership Committee promotes the benefits and programs to the pool and hot tub industry by developing messaging strategies and ensuring the relevance and resonance of those strategies through constant evaluation. Additionally, they develop strategies to increase membership recruitment and retention.
The PHTA Recreational Water & Air Quality Committee (RWAQC) is an invaluable authority in assisting the PHTA in the development and maintenance of authoritative information regarding chemical products, processes, and devices that affect water quality maintenance in the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry. Through its efforts, the RWAQC advances the business image and welfare of PHTA members by providing technical expertise on water quality and treatment.
PHTA supports the following Standard Writing Committees:
PHTA has reaccredited its procedures with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization. In doing so, PHTA has created the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) in accordance with ANSI essential requirements and due process requirements for American National Standards (ANS). The SCC is responsible for the consensus review of all ANS activities including the approval, maintenance, revision, reaffirmation, adoption, and withdrawal of an ANS for swimming pools, spas, swim spas and portable hot tubs. The activities of the SCC are performed in accordance with PHTA’s ANSI Accredited Procedures for Development of American National Standards and ANSI’s Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.
The SCC comprises a balance of individuals, companies or organizations from each of the following interest categories:
The Standards Process Committee (SPC) coordinates the PHTA Standards process, including supporting Standard Writing Committee (SWC) review of existing standards and development of new standards. The committee works with the Code Action Committee (CAC) and Technical Advisory Council (TAC) to ensure PHTA Standards are up-to-date and technically accurate and useful.
The WAVE Steering Committee guides and recommends activities for the PHTA young association professionals that build community and learning opportunities that are relevant to young association professionals today. It helps create a foundation for PHTA young professionals by working together with PHTA volunteer leaders and staff.