At PHTA's core is the development of consensus-based standards and codes. Reorganized in 2022, PHTA's Center of Technical Excellence is comprised of committees guided by pool, spa, and hot tub leaders that ensure PHTA's technical activities and initiatives are at the forefront of the industry.
Participation on a PHTA technical committee, such as the Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) or a Standard Writing Committees (SWC), does not require a PHTA membership. As part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) development process, PHTA abides by ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards which includes the following key principles:
PHTA seeks participation on new standards initiatives and standards revisions. If selected to serve as a member on the SCC or a SWC, it is understood that PHTA is granted all and full rights in copyright for any proposed language or information that you provide the committee and understand that you have no rights in any publication of PHTA that uses this information in any form. In addition, committee members agree to abide by PHTA’s Antitrust Policy, PHTA’s Procedures for American National Standards, PHTA’s Guidelines for Standard Writing & Subject Matter Industry Committees, PHTA's Conflict of Interest Policy, and PHTA’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.