education and events

World Aquatic Health Conference


The World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) is an aquatic research forum presented by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance. This year, we'll deliver unique and relevant education to a diverse group of pool operators, manufacturers, service technicians, facility managers, environmental health officials, academia, pool builders, retailers, and health advocates in Houston, TX, October 12-14.

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We look forward to seeing you in-person again!

Hotel Reservations

WAHC has a block of rooms available at the Omni Houston Hotel Galleria. The room rate is $175/night, plus taxes, and is available October 8-17. We encourage you to book your reservation in the block soon to save your spot! This discounted rate will no longer be available after September 26.

Click here to make your reservation online, or call 713-871-8181 and ask for the World Aquatic Health Conference rate.

If you are eligible for a government-rated hotel room, please click here to make your reservation. To qualify for the federal government per diem rates, guests must show a valid ID at the hotel check-in desk (personnel badge or another valid form of ID issued by the appropriate government agency—federal, state, county, or local).


Discounted Airfares Available on United Airlines

We are pleased to partner with United Airlines for air travel to the World Aquatic Health Conference.  MileagePlus members earn Premier Qualifying Dollars and miles for their travel. 

There are two ways to book your airline ticket:

  • Online reservations may be made by clicking here and using Promotion Code ZM7C493299.
  • Call the United Reservations Meetings Desk at (800) 426-1122 and provide the Z Code: ZM7C and Agreement Code: 493299. Reservation agents are available 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. CST Monday - Friday or 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST Saturday – Sunday.

Please note:

  • The Booking Fee is waived for all Meeting reservations.
  • Discounts are not available on Basic Economy fares, which include fare types EOU / ERU / ERS / ERT.

Airport Options

George Bush International Airport (IAH) is located approximately 26 miles from the Omni Houston Hotel.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) is located approximately 18 miles from the Omni Houston Hotel.

Ground Transportation

Ground Transportation Options George Bush International Airport

Ground Transportation Options Hobby Airport

Local Attractions

Visit Houston has information about local attractions and travel planning.

Sponsorship Opportunities

WAHC is guaranteed to provide you an unmatched opportunity to get connected and power your business forward. PHTA offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, providing a level to meet every budget! Help shape the future of aquatics by sponsoring the leading educational conference in the field.

Questions about becoming a sponsor? Contact Sheri Jackson, PHTA Senior Director of Business Development.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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