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Step Into Swim Grants Help Over 6,000 Children Learn to Swim
June 15, 2021

Step Into Swim Grants Help Over 6,000 Children Learn to Swim

Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), has recently distributed $99,590 in grant funds to 22 facilities across the country, reaching 6,297 children. Drowning is the number one cause of unintentional death in children ages 1-4. It has been proven that formal swim lessons reduce the risk of drowning by 90%, and Step Into Swim's grants are being used specifically for this purpose.


PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on the Revised PHTA/ICC-15 Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency
June 4, 2021

PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on the Revised PHTA/ICC-15 Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on the revision of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency, also known as the PHTA-15 standard. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.


6 Water Safety Tips to Help Save a Life This Summer
May 19, 2021

6 Water Safety Tips to Help Save a Life This Summer

As families converge on aquatic centers, pools, splash pads, waterparks, and open bodies of water for recreational water activities this Memorial Day weekend, it is vital to ensure safety is a priority for all people. The National Water Safety Month campaign supporters offer six important tips and reminders for parents and caregivers about safer water practices.


Champions Board to Lead Drowning Prevention Efforts
May 18, 2021

Champions Board to Lead Drowning Prevention Efforts

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to announce the formation of The Champions Board, a distinguished group of athletes, pool industry professionals, and philanthropists who are committed to drowning prevention. The Champions Board will be the philanthropic arm of PHTA, responsible for raising awareness and funds to make a difference across the country.


Worried About COVID-19 at the Pool? Americans Are Split, Survey Finds
May 12, 2021

Worried About COVID-19 at the Pool? Americans Are Split, Survey Finds

With the weather getting warmer and vaccinations surging, public pools are starting to reopen and a growing number of Americans are making plans to take the plunge this summer. But a new survey finds that swimmers are divided on whether those pools will offer a refreshing respite from the pandemic.


PHTA Board of Directors Dedicates $500,000 to Fund Swimming Lessons
May 11, 2021

PHTA Board of Directors Dedicates $500,000 to Fund Swimming Lessons

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Board of Directors recently committed to donating $500,000 to Step Into Swim, PHTA's drowning prevention initiative. One hundred percent of these funds will go straight to learn-to-swim programs who have applied for Step Into Swim grants in recent years. By distributing the money in this way, the Board of Directors is immediately making an impact on saving lives through the gift of swim lessons.


Pentair Joins Forces with The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance for National Water Safety Month
May 4, 2021

Pentair Joins Forces with The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance for National Water Safety Month

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is delighted to announce that Pentair is joining forces with National Water Safety Month to raise awareness about water safety and highlights the importance of public education regarding safer practices for kids and adults when they’re in and around water.


May Is National Water Safety Month
April 29, 2021

May Is National Water Safety Month

A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, and the World Waterpark Association, along with dozens of other water safety groups, will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month (NWSM).


Leaders in the Pool, Spa, Patio, Decking, and Outdoor Living Industries Will Reunite In-Person
April 23, 2021

Leaders in the Pool, Spa, Patio, Decking, and Outdoor Living Industries Will Reunite In-Person

Informa Markets, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) announced several enhancements to the upcoming International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo). The event is expected to draw residential and commercial builders, installers, service professionals, spa dealers, outdoor living retailers, buying agents, and other industry professionals.


PHTA Announces Approval of ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins
April 21, 2021

PHTA Announces Approval of ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is proud to announce that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins.


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