Standards Consensus Committee

PHTA has reaccredited its procedures with American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Standards Developing Organization. In doing so, PHTA has created the PHTA Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) in accordance with ANSI essential requirements and due process requirements for American National Standards. The SCC is responsible for the consensus review of all American National Standards (ANS) activities including the approval, maintenance, revision, reaffirmation, adoption or withdrawal of an ANS for swimming pools, spas, swim spas and portable hot tubs. The activities of the SCC are performed in accordance with PHTA’s ANSI Accredited Procedures for Development of American National Standards and ANSI’s Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards.

The Standards Consensus Committee (SCC) comprises a balance of 10 members from each of the following interest categories:

Manufacturer, builder, or installer of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs or components.

Any individual/entity that uses swimming pools, spas, swim spas and hot tubs or components. This includes but is not limited to federal, state, or local regulatory agency or department for public safety. The entity may also have the responsibility of regulating or monitoring swimming pools, spas, or hot tubs.

General Interest. 
An entity or individual with expertise in swimming pools, but that 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
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PHTA has established a Committee Collaboration Site to share standards drafts and vote on industry pool and hot tub standards.