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PHTA Announces a Call for Participation on the Revision of the Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency Standard

  • Apr 8, 2021

April 8, 2021

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PHTA Announces a Call for Participation on the Revision of the Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency Standard

(Alexandria, Va.) - The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announces a call for participation on the PHTA-15 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) to revise the ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency.

The Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency standard addresses energy efficiency requirements for permanently installed residential aboveground/onground and inground swimming pools and inground spas operated by the property owner and used for bathing. This standard is intended to cover certain aspects of the swimming pool filtration—system design; equipment, including pool and spa heaters; installation; and operational capabilities, for the purpose of minimizing energy consumption while maintaining water quality and temperature. In addition, the standard will comply with Department of Energy (DOE) Dedicated?Purpose Pool Pump (DPPP) regulations.

“The revised PHTA-15 will address maximum filtration flow rate for multi-speed and variable speed pumps, efficiency procedures required for multi-speed and variable speed pumps, as well as system equipment such as filter sizing and system piping and circulation,” said PHTA-15 SWC Chair Ken Gregory of Pentair Water Quality Systems. “We encourage all industry stakeholders to participate in the revision process including, but not limited to, designers, builders, and manufacturers of residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs; local government officials/policymakers; state officials/policymakers; regulators; regional/national energy efficiency groups; energy efficiency service providers/vendors; consumer advocates; and consumers.”

To be considered for a voting member position on the PHTA-15 SWC, please visit the Participate in the Process page and submit the completed application form to by April 22, 2021. The PHTA-15 SWC is tasked with obtaining American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approval of the revised standard by August 2021. For more information, please contact PHTA Senior Director of Standards Susan Hilaski at


About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit


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  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
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