May 15 is International Water Safety Day. It's a day designated to spread global awareness of the drowning pandemic and to educate youth in becoming safer in and around the water. On this day, activities are happening in local communities to share drowning awareness and water safety education, including in schools, on swim teams, and more.
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce that Pentair is returning to its role as Program Sponsor for National Water Safety Month (NWSM) this May. As a leader in the pool, spa, and hot tub industry, Pentair will help the NWSM coalition shine a spotlight on the importance of water safety and safe swimming practices as the country heads into peak swim season.
A National Coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA), the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), and the World Waterpark Association (WWA), along with Governors in 45+ states, are working together to promote May as the 20th annual National Water Safety Month.
Claffey Pools, a leading luxury pool and spa builder in North Texas, has announced its third annual campaign with Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) dedicated to creating more swimmers through safe swim education. This continued financial support from Claffey Pools is part of the company’s commitment to support the community and helps Step Into Swim invest in the next generation of swimmers through learn-to-swim programming.
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and the International Code Council (ICC) are pleased to announce the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval and publication of ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 2023 American National Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance (PHTA-2).
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the largest association representing the pool, spa, and hot tub industry, has partnered with Industry Insights to deliver PHTA’s first of its kind Business Operations Survey, which will become an annual benchmarking tool for the pool, spa, and hot tub industry.
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to announce that Jeff Henriksen has joined the organization as Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). Henriksen begins this role today, March 31.
The Certified Pool & Spa Operator (CPO) certification program is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2023. In the last five decades, more than 500,000 pool, spa, and hot tub industry professionals have earned this certification, awarded exclusively by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance.
PSP/Deck Expo is accepting speaker proposals for its 2023 event, to be held November 10-15, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. If you're interested in presenting an educational seminar, submit a proposal now! The deadline for submissions is March 13.
GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, is pleased to announce Ken Milbery as its new Waterproofing & Tile Installation Faculty Advisor. Milbery is Director of Technical Services for Lunada Bay Tile and has been working in the pool industry for over 25 years.