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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, 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.

December 17, 2019
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) supports the, Phase One, formal trade agreement between the United States and China. Unveiled last week, this historic Phase One agreement between the United States and China marks a milestone in the 18 month long United States and China trade war.  The Phase One agreement requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services and currency and foreign exchange. Also, it includes a commitment by China to make substantial additional purchases of U.S. goods and services in the coming years. 
December 17, 2019
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announces the appointment of Janay Rickwalder, CAE as the new Vice President of Marketing & Communication, effective Jan. 2, 2020. She is the first person to hold this position under the unified organization. Rickwalder brings extensive strategic development and experience in association marketing and communication.