standards and codes

Participate in the Process

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.


PHTA-12 Standard Writing Committee (SWC)

Application Form
Deadline: March 11, 2024

PHTA-12 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas Standard Writing Committee

INTENT: The PHTA-12 SWC will revise the existing ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 American National Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas, which addresses the cementitious interior finish of swimming pools, spas, and other aquatic facilities, both public and residential. The standard will assist local jurisdictions, as well as national and international regulatory bodies, in the development and promulgation of criteria for the plastering of swimming pools. It is also intended for adoption into the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) published jointly by PHTA and the International Code Council (ICC).

STAKEHOLDERS: Subject matter experts such as pool builders, manufacturers, plastering companies, pool service companies, testing laboratories, certifying bodies, pool designers, public health and building code officials, local municipalities, and pool and spa operators.

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PHTA Glossary Committee (PGC)

Application Form
Deadline: March 8, 2024

PHTA Glossary Committee

INTENT: The purpose of the PGC will be to help harmonize the definitions of terms in all PHTA standards and publications. Committee members will work with a variety of authoritative external organizations, standards, and publications to rationalize this harmonization effort. Though the product of this work will continue to be revised, the initial effort is planned to be completed in early 2025.

STAKEHOLDERS: Subject matter experts with a working understanding of the aquatics industry, with individuals representing all market sectors if possible.

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PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC)

Application Form
Deadline: Rolling

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

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