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Pool Industry Expert Rudy Stankowitz to Deliver Keynote at World Aquatic Health Conference
September 26, 2022

Pool Industry Expert Rudy Stankowitz to Deliver Keynote at World Aquatic Health Conference

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is thrilled to announce that Rudy Stankowitz will be delivering the keynote presentation at this year’s World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), taking place October 12-14 in Houston, TX. Stankowitz is known throughout the pool industry as a go-to source of information on pool operations, swim safety, and water quality.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to Offer New Educational Lineup at Equip Exposition
September 13, 2022

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance to Offer New Educational Lineup at Equip Exposition

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance will be providing four sessions for the new Pool & Spa Education Track at the 2022 Equip Exposition, October 18–21 in Louisville, KY. Equip Exposition, previously known as GIE+EXPO, is one of the largest trade shows for the landscaping industry. Attendees are able to test new products, discover the latest industry trends, and take education and certification courses across a wide range of topics.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces 2022 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients
August 26, 2022

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces 2022 Scholarship and Fellowship Recipients

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce the six recipients of the 2022 PHTA Fellowship and PHTA Scholarship Programs: Graham Lamb, Emily Broom, Colton Morris, Jason Marsh, and Meghan Partrick.


PHTA Launches New $5,000 Greg Garrett Scholarship Award
August 16, 2022

PHTA Launches New $5,000 Greg Garrett Scholarship Award

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce the launch of the new Greg Garrett Scholarship Award. Developed by the PHTA Recreational Water Quality Committee, this $5,000 scholarship will be awarded to one PHTA member in the builder or service sector each year to use for PHTA educational or certification fees. The application deadline for the 2022 scholarship is Friday, September 16.


Registration Now Open for 2022 World Aquatic Health Conference
August 4, 2022

Registration Now Open for 2022 World Aquatic Health Conference

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to announce that the 19th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will take place as an in-person event October 12-14 in Houston, TX. This will be the first in-person WAHC since 2019, allowing pool operators, environmental health officials, service technicians, aquatic managers, and other industry professionals to reconnect, network, and learn.


PSP/Deck Expo Returns to Las Vegas, November 15-17 as the Premier Trade Event for the Pool, Spa, Patio, and Decking Industries
July 14, 2022

PSP/Deck Expo Returns to Las Vegas, November 15-17 as the Premier Trade Event for the Pool, Spa, Patio, and Decking Industries

The 2022 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo™, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo) opened online registration for attendees. The event, put on by Informa Markets, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA®), is November 15-17 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Participants may register online at www.poolspapatio.com; early bird pricing runs through September 14.


PHTA Now Accepting Nominations for $5,000 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant
June 30, 2022

PHTA Now Accepting Nominations for $5,000 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant. Nominations are due by Friday, August 12.


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Issues Call for Members of Standards Consensus Committee
June 28, 2022

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Issues Call for Members of Standards Consensus Committee

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has issued a call for participation on the Standards Consensus Committee (SCC), PHTA’s official consensus voting body. The SCC is responsible for reviewing and voting on all pool, spa, and hot tub standards to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).


International Swimming Pool and Spa Code to Become Law in Maryland
June 7, 2022

International Swimming Pool and Spa Code to Become Law in Maryland

Governor Larry Hogan announced that House Bill 303 will become law in Maryland and greatly advance swimming pool and spa safety and efficiency throughout the state. House Bill 303, sponsored by Delegate Dana Stein (District 11, Baltimore County) and Senator Cory McCray (District 45, Baltimore City), will require Maryland to use the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) as the new minimum standard, effective December 31, 2023, for building swimming pools and spas.


PHTA Encourages Support of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Reauthorization Act
May 26, 2022

PHTA Encourages Support of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Reauthorization Act

PHTA announces the support of the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Reauthorization Act of 2022, which was introduced in the US. Senate and House of Representatives this week. S. 4296 and H.R. 7787 seek to reauthorize and update 2008 legislation requiring every public pool in the US to install safe drain covers that prevent suction entrapment. The act allocates funding for grants that can be used for swim lessons, enforcing pool and spa safety laws, as well as educating communities about drowning and entrapment dangers.


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