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PHTA Announces Newest Strategic Partner: Hayward
August 2, 2021

PHTA Announces Newest Strategic Partner: Hayward

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is excited to announce its newest Strategic Partner, Hayward. The PHTA Strategic Partnership Program creates special opportunities for companies that promote the association’s initiatives, including education, advocacy, and market outreach.


Step Into Swim and Every Child A Swimmer Combine Forces To Prevent Childhood Drowning
July 27, 2021

Step Into Swim and Every Child A Swimmer Combine Forces To Prevent Childhood Drowning

The International Swimming Hall of Fame (ISHOF) will use its broadcast and media platforms to encourage donations for Every Child A Swimmer (ECAS). The Pool and Hot Tub Foundation (PHTF) will be responsible for the administration of all ECAS donations including donor acknowledgments and issuance of grant awards.


PHTA's Dr. R. Neil Lowry $5,000 Grant Awarded
July 15, 2021

PHTA's Dr. R. Neil Lowry $5,000 Grant Awarded

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has awarded the 2021 Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant to the City of North Richland Hills in Texas. The winner was announced during the National Environmental Health Association’s (NEHA) 2021 Virtual Annual Education Conference (AEC) awards ceremony.


PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on a New PHTA/ICC-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure
July 14, 2021

PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on a New PHTA/ICC-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on a new PHTA/ICC-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.


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.


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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Pentair

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