standards and codes

Standards Consensus Committee

PHTA has reaccredited its procedures with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an ANSI-accredited Standards Developer. The PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) is the ANSI voting consensus body responsible for the review of all American National Standard (ANS) work products including the approval, maintenance, revision, and reaffirmation of an ANS for swimming pools, hot tubs, spas, or other aquatic venues. The activities of the SCC are performed in accordance with the PHTA Procedures for American National Standards and the ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

Apply to be a member of the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee

Application Deadline: Rolling

The SCC comprises a balance of individuals, companies, or organizations from each of the following interest categories:

  • Producer: Manufacturer, builder, or installer of swimming pools, spas, swim spas, and hot tubs or components.
  • User-Government: Federal, state, or local regulatory agencies or departments for public safety or others who have responsibility of regulating or monitoring swimming pools, spas, swim spas, or hot tubs.
  • User-Consumer: 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.
  • General Interest: An entity or individual with expertise in swimming pools, but neither produces nor uses them directly. This category includes but is not limited to consultants, academia, insurance companies, testing laboratories (that test or certify pool and spa components against standards), public interest organizations, and “not-for-profits” having an interest in pools, spas/hot tubs.

SCC Members

Click here to view the members.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Biolab
  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Heritage Pool Supply Group
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • Pentair
  • WatkinsWellness
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