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.
Deadline: Rolling (applications will be reviewed throughout the year)
PHTA Standards Consensus Committee, PHTA's official consensus voting body
INTENT: The SCC is responsible for reviewing and voting on all pool, spa and hot tub standards to be approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Members of PHTA’s SCC are classified into one of four interest categories: Producer, User-Government, User-Consumer, or General Interest.
STAKEHOLDERS: Subject matter experts such as public health officials, architects, engineers, code officials, consultants, product manufacturers, representatives from other organizations, and individuals with expertise or interest in advancing the pool and hot tub industry.
CURRENT OPENINGS: Producer, User-Government, User-Consumer
Public Comment Period for Reaffirmation of ANSI/APSP/ICC-8 2005 (R2013) American National Standard Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
Public Comment Deadline: March 20, 2023
The current ANSI/APSP/ICC-8 2005 (R2013) standard is available for purchase or as a read-only file.
An electronic copy of the current standard can also be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org.
To be reaffirmed as PHTA-8 Standard Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
SCOPE: To establish layers of protection for young children against the potential for drowning and near-drowning in residential swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs by limiting or delaying their access to swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
Send questions or comments to email@example.com.
Deadline: April 17, 2023
The current ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 standard is available for purchase or as a read-only file.
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 U.S. Consumer Product Safety Standard referenced in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA).
STAKEHOLDERS: SOFA manufacturers, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), and installation professionals who work closely with AHJs to assure public pools' suction systems conform to the standard.