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Paralympian Jessica Long to Deliver Keynote at World Aquatic Health Conference
August 17, 2021

Paralympian Jessica Long to Deliver Keynote at World Aquatic Health Conference

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is thrilled to announce that five-time Paralympian Jessica Long will be delivering the keynote presentation at this year's World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC), taking place October 13-15 in Houston, TX. Long has won 23 Paralympic medals in swimming, 13 of them gold.


World Aquatic Health Conference Returns as In-Person Event
August 10, 2021

World Aquatic Health Conference Returns as In-Person Event

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to announce that the 18th Annual World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) will take place as an in-person event October 13-15 in Houston, TX. This will be PHTA’s first in-person event since the pandemic began, allowing pool operators, environmental health officials, service technicians, aquatic managers, and other industry professionals to reconnect, network, and learn.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launch Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program
August 3, 2021

Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Launch Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) launched the Registered Pool Maintenance and Service Technician Apprenticeship Program to help build a more skilled and diverse workforce, expand the workforce of service professionals in the aquatics industry. As a registered apprenticeship program, this program has been validated by the U.S. Department of Labor and provides employers access to larger talent pools. 


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.


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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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