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Standards Consensus Committee

PHTA has reaccredited its procedures with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization. In doing so, PHTA has created the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) in accordance with ANSI essential requirements and due process requirements for American National Standards (ANS). The SCC is responsible for the consensus review of all ANS activities including the approval, maintenance, revision, reaffirmation, adoption, and withdrawal of an ANS for swimming pools, spas, swim spas and portable hot tubs. The activities of the SCC are performed in accordance with PHTA’s ANSI Accredited Procedures for Development of American National Standards and ANSI’s Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

The SCC comprises a balance of individuals, companies or organizations from each of the following interest categories:

  • Producer: Manufacturer, builder, or installer of swimming pools, spas, swim spas and hot tubs or components.
  • User-Government: Federal, state, or local regulatory agencies or departments for public safety or others who have responsibility of regulating or monitoring swimming pools, spas, swim spas, or hot tubs.
  • User-Consumer: Any individual/entity that uses swimming pools, spas, swim spas and hot tubs or components. This includes but is not limited to homeowners, owners or operators of, or service professionals engaged with swimming pools, spas, swim spas, or hot tubs, or members of consumer and public safety advocate organizations.
  • General Interest: An entity or individual with expertise in swimming pools, but neither produces nor uses them directly. This category includes but is not limited to consultants, academia, insurance companies, testing laboratories (that test or certify pool and spa components against standards), public interest organizations and “not-for-profits” having an interest in pools, spas/hot tubs.

SCC Members

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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Partners:

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