education and events

Webinar Series

PHTA brings experts directly to you through our webinar series. View the upcoming webinars as well as past recorded webinars.


January: Overview of the COVID-19 Relief Package of 2021

PHTA outside legal counsel, Steven Getzoff, and PHTA federal lobbyist, Carl Chidlow, will provide an overview of "The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021" and the ability of employers to apply for a first or second round of Payroll Protection funds, along with other tidbits included in the legislation of interest to our membership. In addition, a preview of what to anticipate at the federal level in 2021 with the new Administration and 117th Congress will be provided. The session will be moderated by PHTA Vice President of Government Affairs & Codes, Jennifer Hatfield.

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February: The Value of Ancillary Chemicals in Pool Maintenance

February 17
1pm ET
Free for PHTA Members / $29 for non-members (Discount code provided to members)

Are you looking for ways to maximize your water quality and chemical efficiencies? Then join us for this PHTA webinar as Alicia Stephens guides you through the addition of chemicals beyond just sanitizers and oxidizers. We'll examine ways to improve water clarity, bather comfort, and reduce maintenance issues, and define what products and technology can impact the swimming experience beyond just keeping bathers safe from disease.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the impact that specialty chemicals can have on water quality
  • Create a pool maintenance plan that maximizes efficiency and bather experience
  • Review pool chemicals beyond sanitizers and oxidizers

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March: Basic Water Chemistry for Service Professionals

NEW DATE: March 24
1pm ET
Free for PHTA Members / $29 for non-members (Discount code provided to members)

During this 90-minute session, Terry Arko will provide a basic introduction to pool water chemistry. This course is especially beneficial for those new to the industry or those focused on residential service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges of source water
  • Define why pool chemicals are necessary
  • Review the properties of chlorine in water
  • Examine chlorine and water balance


April: GENESIS® E265: Standards, Codes, and Ordinances; A Builder’s Guide to Proper Implementation

April 7, 14, 21, 28
2-3:45pm ET
$599 for PHTA Members / $799 for non-members (Discount code provided to members)

Codes and standards come at us from all sides, it seems, and every year or so those codes and standards are updated—creating a feeling of being lost in the woods for contractors, designers, enforcement, and permitting agencies. In this four-part course, we'll differentiate between codes, standards, and ordinances. Examine what these documents require of all parties affected by them and conclude with providing background and intent on the provisions within these documents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Acquaint building officials, health officials, pool contractors, and designers with the definition of "standard," "code," and "ordinance," and how they differ in application.
  • Familiarize these stakeholders with the current provisions and requirements of the standards, codes, and ordinances governing swimming pool and spa construction.
  • Discuss and enable code officials to promulgate checklists for their review staff and their field staff regarding pools and spas.
  • Create a bridge between code officials and contractors to streamline the process of permitting by defining expectations.
  • Define swimming pool and spa regulations for a more consistent process across jurisdictions.
  • Provide learners with helpful graphs, charts, and spreadsheets to simplify the calculating and checking of calculations needed for pool and spa permits.
  • Examine documents and educational resources available through PHTA and ICC.
  • Most importantly, to save lives.


May: Prevention of Recreational Water Illnesses

May 19
1pm ET
Free for PHTA Members / $29 for non-members (Discount code provided to members)

During this session, we will examine pathogens responsible for disease outbreaks and how to combat them. We'll review the advantages and disadvantages of different disinfectants, along with the recommendations in the ANSI/APSI – 11 standard.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify common pathogens that cause Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)
  • Examine recent changes to APSP/ANSI-11
  • Define Remediate Bodily Fluid Contamination, per CDC Recommendations
  • Discuss pros and cons of different disinfection systems


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