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User-Consumers Needed to Serve on the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC)

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PHTA is seeking non-members and members to serve on the PHTA Standard Consensus Committee (SCC) in the newly established User-Consumer interest category. The User-Consumer interest category is defined as 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.

CHAIR: Kris Bridges, MCP, CBO, CZA, City of Martinsville, VA

VICE-CHAIR: Thomas Pitcherello, N.J. Department of Community Affairs, Division of Codes and Standards


Glossary Committee

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PHTA is seeking up to 15 participants to serve as voting members on the PHTA Glossary Committee. The Glossary Committee is responsible for reviewing and approving all terms and definitions for the PHTA Master Glossary. The membership of the Glossary Committee reflect the various business and industry segments within the PHTA and is not tied to PHTA membership. For more information contact standards@phta.org.

CHAIR: Jeff McGalliard, MCP, JMK Associates Inc.


Seeking Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Members

PHTA-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation
Accepting Applications
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ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 Standard for Public Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation

PHTA-1 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation

SCOPE: The provisions of this standard shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, renovation, replacement, repair and maintenance of aquatic recreation facilities, pools and spas. The pools and spas covered by this standard are either permanent or temporary and shall be only those that are designed and manufactured to be connected to a circulation system and that are intended for swimming, bathing or wading.

STAKEHOLDERS: Designers, builders, service companies, and retail businesses providing goods and services for public swimming pools, spas and aquatic venues; regulatory bodies, building code officials and consumers

CHAIR: Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group


PHTA-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

Accepting Applications
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NSPI-2 1999 Standard for Public Spas

To Be Revised as PHTA-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

PHTA-2 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

SCOPE: This standard is intended to cover public/commercial aquatic venues operation and maintenance. This standard can be used by state and local authorities as a health and safety code for the operation and maintenance of all types of public aquatic venues. Industry partners such as commercial pool and spa service companies, water park operators and public pool operators can also use this standard as the benchmark for the minimum standards to operate and maintain public aquatic venues. This standard is intended to parallel, where it can the previous work completed on the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).

STAKEHOLDERS: U.S. public health and code officials, local municipalities, spa operators and service companies

CHAIR: Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group


PHTA-4 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

Accepting Applications
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ANSI/APSP/ICC-4 2012 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-4 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

PHTA-4 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

SCOPE: This standard describes certain criteria for the design, manufacturing, testing, care, and use of aboveground/onground residential (Type-O) non-diving swimming pools and their components. Aboveground/onground residential (Type-O) non-diving swimming pools are defined as pools with a shallow area water depth of 36 in. (914 mm) minimum at the wall and a water depth of 48 in. maximum (1219 mm) at the wall. This includes portable pools with flexible/non-rigid or rigid side walls which achieve their structural integrity by means of uniform shape, support frame or a combination thereof, and can be disassembled for storage or relocation.

STAKEHOLDERS: Manufacturers and producers of aboveground/onground residential swimming pools as well as consumers who wish to enjoy this pool type.

CHAIR: Matthew “Chip” Whalen, Intex Recreation Corporation


PHTA-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

Accepting Applications
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ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

PHTA-5 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

SCOPE: This standard applies to permanently installed residential inground swimming pools intended for noncommercial use as a swimming pool by not more than three owner families and their guests and exceeding 24 in. (61 cm) in water depth.

STAKEHOLDERS: Builders, Code Officials, Installers and Consumers.

CHAIR: Dan Johnson, Clean Water Design LLC

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