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February 19, 2020
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is pleased to announce that California approved the participation of PHTA’s Apprenticeship Program in the state’s Apprenticeship System, paving the way for a national program designed to develop a highly skilled workforce for the pool and hot tub industry.
February 04, 2020
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announces the publication of its updated ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs approved by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). This approval was originally published in the Federal Register on May 24, 2019 in Vol. 84, No. 101 and will go into effect on November 24, 2020, the 18-month deadline specified by the PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) that includes CPSC Staff representation.
January 27, 2020
GENESIS®, a company of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance, is pleased to announce faculty members to their instructor roster. Along with the announcement of their expanded instructor base, GENESIS is collaborating with industry professionals, reviewing its current programming, building new programs, and expanding class offerings for its students.
January 23, 2020
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) announced today a revision to American National Standard Institute (ANSI)/APSP/ICC-14 2014 Standard for Portable Electric Spa Energy Efficiency. This revised standard provides guidelines for testing the energy efficiency of factory-built residential portable electric spas. It also defines an evaluation procedure to qualify a test facility for the purpose of testing to the requirements of the standard.
January 14, 2020

The 17th Annual World Aquatic Health™ Conference (WAHC) will be held October 14-16, 2020 at the Omni Houston Hotel in Houston. Early registration opens Wednesday, April 1, 2020 on the WAHC website, by email at conference@phta.org, or by calling 719-540-9119.

The WAHC is the premier aquatic research forum presented by the industry’s leading educator, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA). It is the largest educational conference in the aquatics industry. Professionals from across the globe gather to collaborate, discuss, learn, and network with like-minded specialists, industry leaders and experts.