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PHTA is dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ business and to the promotion, enjoyment and safety of pools, spas and hot tubs.

How does PHTA support your business and help you take it to the next level?

  • By providing robust and comprehensive education and resources to expand your business and achieve personal success.
  • By working every day to improve your business environment by advocating and promoting the benefits of the aquatics industry.
  • By creating programs and practices to help you reach your pinnacle.

Want to speak with a PHTA Membership Team Member? Contact Seth Ewing to learn more about the benefits of membership.

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Types of Memberships

Business to Business Memberships

  • Distributor
    Firms whose major (70%) business is the wholesaling of goods manufactured by others. No single customer shall constitute 50% or more of the firm’s sales.
  • Manufacturer
    Firms manufacturing or fabricating products or components, including complete swimming pool units, spas, and hot tub units.
  • Manufacturers' Agent
    A firm or individual representing two or more different manufacturers and brands (any size firm).

Business to Consumer Memberships

  • Builder/Installer
    Firms that build, install, and renovate swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features.
  • Retail Store
    Firms that operate a retail store open to the public offering a variety of industry products, spanning more than one manufacturers’ brand(s).

    Membership dues are based on the number of physical store locations in the USA owned and operated by the corporate office. Retail stores in a franchise model must join individually or can be included in a corporate franchise membership group plan.

  • Service Company
    Firms that service and maintain swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features.
  • Single-Person Service Company
    Person servicing and maintaining swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, water features.
  • Commercial Facility
    An entity operating a single commercial or semi-public swimming pool, spa, or hot tub facility.
  • Professional Pool Management
    Firms or individuals providing professional management services for public and semi-public swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and water features.

Other Memberships

  • Associate
    Not-for-profit individuals and organizations, health/code inspectors,  government entities, trade or professional associations, research or academic institutions.
  • Allied Supplier
    Manufacturers and distributors not directly related to the manufacture or operation of pools, spas, or hot tubs, but more related to the backyard experience.
  • Publicly Traded or Multi Location Allied Supplier
    Publicly traded or multiple location Manufacturers and distributors not directly related to the manufacture or operation of pools, spas, or hot tubs, but more related to the backyard experience.
  • Professional Affiliate
    Firms or individuals that provide professional services. Includes consultants in designing, building, and operation, architects, landscapers, finance and lending firms, bookstores, advertising, PR, and insurance agencies/agents.
  • Retiree
    Member not generating any income from the industry. Former dues-paying member.
  • Student
    To qualify for the student membership, you must meet the following criteria and qualify for another membership category: Currently enrolled in High School, College level, or working as a lifeguard.

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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Partners:

  • Aqua
  • Aqualine Insurance
  • Biolab
  • Fluidra
  • International Pool and Spa
  • latham
  • Lou
  • Pentair
  • Sigura
  • United Aqua