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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Standards Consensus Committee Welcomes New Members
February 22, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Standards Consensus Committee Welcomes New Members

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of six new Voting Members. The SCC is PHTA’s official consensus voting body, responsible for reviewing and voting on all pool, spa, and hot tub standards to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Members of the SCC are classified into one of four interest categories: Producer, User-Government, User-Consumer, or General Interest.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Welcomes Public Comments on Revisions to PHTA/ICC-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools
February 15, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Welcomes Public Comments on Revisions to PHTA/ICC-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on revisions to the ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 (R2022) American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. The standard in development will be the PHTA/ICC-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.


Vance Gillette Receives GENESIS® Lifetime Achievement Award
February 13, 2024

Vance Gillette Receives GENESIS® Lifetime Achievement Award

GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), is pleased to announce Vance Gillette as the recipient of the second-ever GENESIS® Lifetime Achievement Award. Gillette earned this award through his unwavering commitment to GENESIS® since it was first founded 25 years ago and his well-known role as an industry leader.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Issues Call for PHTA Glossary Committee Participation
February 7, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Issues Call for PHTA Glossary Committee Participation

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, is beginning its 41st year as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Developing Organization (SDO) by announcing the creation of the PHTA Glossary Committee (PGC). Applications are now being accepted to join this new committee.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launches Pool Professionals Podcast Series
February 5, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launches Pool Professionals Podcast Series

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, announces the launch of the Pool Professionals Podcast. This new series serves as another platform where PHTA is developing and sharing content for its members and the wider industry community. Whether pool and hot tub professionals like to listen to podcasts during their commute, between meetings, or while at home, the PHTA Pool Professionals Podcast will be providing informative content in the format people use to learn.


Step Into Swim Announces Partnership with Foss Swim School to Create More Swimmers Across Midwest This Winter Season
January 30, 2024

Step Into Swim Announces Partnership with Foss Swim School to Create More Swimmers Across Midwest This Winter Season

Step Into Swim, a non-profit initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) dedicated to creating more swimmers through safe swim education, today announced a strategic partnership with Foss Swim School. Foss Swim School’s substantial donation and a direct match for this gift from the PHTA Board of Directors will help Step Into Swim offer a grant to Foss Swim School’s scholarship program. The grant will provide 13,000 free or low-cost swim lessons that will give children in six Midwest states access to the lifesaving skill of learning to swim in 2024.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Revision of APSP-12 Plastering Standard; Calls for Change Requests and Committee Participation
January 25, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Revision of APSP-12 Plastering Standard; Calls for Change Requests and Committee Participation

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, announces the upcoming review and revision of ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 American National Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas, and calls for subject matter expert (SME) participation in the PHTA-12 Standard Writing Committee (SWC).


Fluidra Commits $100,000 to Step Into Swim Drowning Prevention Initiative
January 24, 2024

Fluidra Commits $100,000 to Step Into Swim Drowning Prevention Initiative

Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) dedicated to creating more swimmers through safe swim education, announced its ongoing partnership with key program supporter Fluidra. Fluidra is an industry-leading global manufacturer of commercial and residential swimming pool equipment and connected pool solutions. Their generous donation, announced at the Northeast Spa & Pool Association (NESPA) Pool & Spa Show this week, is part of an ongoing commitment from the company to provide low-cost or free swim lessons to children in underserved communities around the country.


GENESIS® Announces Kirk Bianchi as New Design Faculty Advisor
January 11, 2024

GENESIS® Announces Kirk Bianchi as New Design Faculty Advisor

GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), is pleased to announce its new Design Faculty Advisor, Kirk Bianchi. Bianchi has been a GENESIS® instructor for five years and currently teaches the Master Designer Methods course.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Unveils Updated Strategic Plan to Elevate Industry Standards and Drive Growth
January 9, 2024

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Unveils Updated Strategic Plan to Elevate Industry Standards and Drive Growth

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the leading national trade association representing the $62 billion swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, today unveiled its updated strategic plan. The plan will guide the association for the next several years and is designed to provide clear direction and focus, enabling PHTA to prioritize resources and increase member satisfaction and engagement.


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