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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Publication of the Revised VGBA Drain Cover Standard
February 4, 2020

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces Publication of the Revised VGBA Drain Cover Standard

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announces the publication of its updated ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This approval was originally published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2019 in Vol. 84, No. 101 and will go into effect on November 24, 2020, the 18-month deadline specified by the PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) that includes CPSC Staff representation.


GENESIS February Design and Construction Schools
January 29, 2020

GENESIS February Design and Construction Schools

Are you looking to increase your profits? Want to elevate your design skills? Are you handling more renovation projects? GENESIS delivers an educational experience for the pool and hot tub professional who aspires to be nothing less than the best. Take your business to levels beyond your wildest dreams and register now for a GENESIS school.


GENESIS Announces New Faculty Members
January 27, 2020

GENESIS Announces New Faculty Members

GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, is pleased to announce faculty members to their instructor roster. Along with the announcement of their expanded instructor base, GENESIS is collaborating with industry professionals, reviewing its current programming, building new programs, and expanding class offerings for its students.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces American National Standard Revision
January 23, 2020

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Announces American National Standard Revision

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced today a revision to American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/APSP/ICC-14 2014 Standard for Portable Electric Spa Energy Efficiency. This revised standard provides guidelines for testing the energy efficiency of factory-built residential portable electric spas. It also defines an evaluation procedure to qualify a test facility for the purpose of testing to the requirements of the standard.


WAHC 2020 Save the Date Announced
January 14, 2020

WAHC 2020 Save the Date Announced

The 17th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held October 14-16, 2020 at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston. Early registration opens Wednesday, April 1, 2020 on the WAHC website, by email at conference@phta.org, or by calling 719-540-9119.

The WAHC is the premier aquatic research forum presented by the industry’s leading educator, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). It is the largest educational conference in the aquatics industry. Professionals from across the globe gather to collaborate, discuss, learn, and network with like-minded specialists, industry leaders and experts.


2019: A Year in Review
January 2, 2020

2019: A Year in Review

It goes without saying that this has been a historical year for the pool and hot tub industry. In a year of firsts, we cannot thank you enough for sticking with us! 


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