Government Advocacy

Get Involved with PHTA Government Relations

PHTA Protects Your Interests

PHTA constantly monitors legislation and regulation on the issues that affect the industry, but our continued success depends on you. Member input on what enhances or threatens businesses helps us chart an industry course for success. 

Why Should You Care?

The rules and regulations passed on a local and state level impact your ability to work in the industry. Without someone watching your back, laws and regulations could be passed that could threaten the future of the industry.

Get Involved

  • Local Level: Chapters are vital to member participation at the grassroots level and instrumental in shaping the future of the pool, hot tub, and spa industry. Learn more at

  • Feedback on Proposed Legislation/Regulation: For more information and to provide feedback on any particular proposed legislation or regulation, email Jennifer Hatfield.

Americans with Disability Act

The Americans with Disability Act (ADA) is a wide-ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability. Disability discrimination occurs when an employer or other entity covered by the ADA treats an individual with a disability unfavorably or less favorably because she has a disability or a history of a disability. The law requires an employer or other entity to provide reasonable accommodation to an employee or applicant with a disability, unless doing so would cause significant difficulty or expense ("undue hardship"). The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the federal agency charged with enforcing the ADA. 

Support Advocacy

Your support of PHTA's advocacy efforts can pay dividends for your business. PHTA works with legislators, regulators and local officials to provide feedback on proposed measures while working to ensure our industry isn't subjected to any unfair regulations. Click here to contribute to PHTA's advocacy efforts.


Weekly Alerts

Members receive monthly e-mail alerts on pool, spa and hot industry legislation impacting their livelihood. You can find pool related alerts in the PHTA e-newsletter.

Tariffs Webinar

Watch this webinar to learn more about tariffs and how they impact your business and our industry. Tariffs webinar.

Prop 65

Effective, August 30, 2018, significant changes to California's Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, took effect. To help you understand your responsibilities to comply with it, PHTA developed a Prop 65 Bulletin.  We encourage all members who do business in California to download and review it.  

California Assembly Bill 5 Addressing Independent Contractors

Assembly Bill 5 was passed by the Legislature on September 9, and signed by Governor Newsom on September 18. AB 5 confirms and expands upon the April 2018 decision by the California Supreme Court in Dynamex Operations West, Inc. v. Superior Court. This decision and AB 5 will apply the "ABC" test to the question of employee vs. independent contractor. For more information, email PHTA Director of Government Affairs, Jennifer Hatfield, at