PHTA seeks volunteers on a continual basis to contribute to the revision of existing standards and development of new standards initiatives. Participation on the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) or a Standard Writing Committee (SWC) does not require a PHTA membership. You must complete and submit the application form to be considered for the SCC or SWC. A list of current opportunities appears below.
ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
To Be Revised as PHTA-16 Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFAs) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
PHTA-16 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFAs) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
SCOPE: This standard establishes materials, testing, certification, and marking requirements for new or replacement fully submerged drain covers for use in any body of recreational water. These include, but are not limited to, swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, portable spas, non-portable wading pools, storable pools, or any other aquatic venue intended for swimming or recreational use. This standard is the Drain Cover Standard referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA).
STAKEHOLDERS: Drain cover manufacturers; Certifying bodies; Pool designers; Public health and building code officials; Local municipalities; Pool and spa operators; Service companies
ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 American National 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 venues, public pools, and spas. The public 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.
INTENT: The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum standards to provide a reasonable level of safety and protection of health, property, and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, and maintenance or use of pools and spas.