standards and codes

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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-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


PHTA-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure

Accepting Applications
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PHTA-10 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Elevated Pools, Spas, and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure

SCOPE: This standard covers the construction, alteration, movement, renovation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of elevated swimming pools, spas, and other aquatic venues that are permanently installed and intended for swimming, bathing, or wading, including those over occupied/conditioned space; or installed over occupiable space; or installed over unoccupied/nonconditioned spaces; or installed in an above-grade with no occupied, occupiable, or unoccupied space below.

STAKEHOLDERS: Designers, builders, fabricators, manufacturers, installers, service companies, general contractors, plumbers, electricians, engineers, and architects; crane and rigging companies; aquatic venue operators; retail businesses providing goods and services for swimming pools, spas, and aquatic venues; regulatory bodies; building code officials; health code officials; and consumers.

CO-CHAIR: Derek Downey, LegalPools.com
CO-CHAIR: Mark Trapani, Upstream Pools


PHTA-15 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency

Accepting Applications
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ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency

To Be Revised as ANSI/PHTA/ICC-15 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency

PHTA-15 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency

SCOPE: This standard covers energy efficiency requirements for permanently installed residential aboveground/onground and inground swimming pools and inground spas operated by the property owner and used for bathing. This standard is intended to cover certain aspects of the swimming pool filtration-system design; equipment, including pool and spa heaters; installation; and operational capabilities, for the purpose of minimizing energy consumption while maintaining water quality and temperature.

STAKEHOLDERS: Designers, builders, and manufacturers of residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs; local government officials/policymakers, state officials/policymakers, regulators, regional/national energy efficiency groups, energy efficiency service providers/vendors, consumer advocates, and consumers.

CHAIR: To be determined

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