Volunteer of the Year

The PHTA Volunteer of the Year is bestowed upon one prominent individual, each year, who has made distinguished contributions that raise professionalism in the aquatic community through their volunteering with PHTA. Nominees for Volunteer of the Year are reviewed based on their contributions to PHTA and the industry.

Values of a Volunteer Nominee

  • Commitment to the pool, hot tub, and spa industry.
  • Commitment to helping others learn and grow professionally.
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards.
  • Commitment to improving the industry’s education initiatives through leadership in industry trade and professional organizations.
  • Commitment to excellence in practice, research, and education.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining a cohesive professional, collegial, and inclusive community.

There is no single criterion for selection as a PHTA Volunteer of the Year. Nominees may be nominated from any segment of the industry (e.g., builders, service companies, retail, manufacturers and distributors, industry non-profit organizations, etc.).

Nominee Criteria for Volunteer of the Year

  • A current PHTA member in good standing.
  • A minimum of three years of volunteer service to the industry. (Two years must be in a role dealing specifically with professional development.)
  • Professional PHTA Certification (recommended, not required).

2024 Nomination Deadline: June 30
Winners will be recognized at PSP/Deck Expo in Dallas, TX, this November.

Click here to complete the online nomination form.


Past Winners:

  • 2023: Bob Blanda, Mill Bergen Pools
  • 2022: Nathan Coelho, Master Spas


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Biolab
  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • Pentair
  • WatkinsWellness
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