FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2022
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications
703-838-0083, ext. 121 | firstname.lastname@example.org
(Alexandria, Va.) - The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is expanding and enhancing its technical structure with the formation of a Technical Advisory Council (TAC) that will oversee five committees governing the technical aspects of the organization. This initiative creates a Center of Technical Excellence within PHTA, solidifying the association as the leader in standards development and education for the industry. Members interested in serving on a technical committee are encouraged to apply at phta.org/standards.
Reporting directly to the Board of Directors, the TAC is responsible for providing scientific and technical guidance and will oversee the accuracy of the technical, safety, and health affairs of the association. They will also approve initiation of a revision or reaffirmation of existing PHTA standards; appoint Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Chairs and Vice-Chairs; review standards; form taskforce committees to address specific issues; and oversee the review of educational materials and scientific research.
"I believe wholeheartedly that on all of the PHTA pillars – Educate, Advocate, Elevate – the development of standards and codes is at the core of what we do," says Charlie Claffey, President of Claffey Pools and Chairman-Elect of the PHTA Board of Directors. "As industry leaders, it's our job to ensure an open, balanced, and transparent development process that adheres to ANSI procedures, and is responsive to the needs of the industry and the public."
The TAC will coordinate the activities among the following committees:
PHTA’s ANSI voting body, the Standards Consensus Committee (SCC), continues to maintain the organization’s transparent, balanced, and consensus-based approval process which are key components of ANSI Essential Requirements. PHTA is an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer.
For more information, please contact Amy Willer, PHTA’s Associate Director of Marketing and Communications, at email@example.com or 703-838-0083, ext. 121.
About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with over 3,600 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 www.phta.org.