Participate in Standards

Participation on a PHTA Standard Writing Committee (SWC) is free. As part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) development process, PHTA abides by ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards which includes the following key principles:

  • Consensus
  • Due Process
  • Inclusion/Balance of Interest
  • Openness
  • Transparency

Policies

If selected to serve as a member on a SWC, it is understood that PHTA is granted all and full rights in copyright for any proposed language or information that you provide the committee and understand that you have no rights in any publication of PHTA that uses this information in any form. In addition, PHTA SWC members agree to abide by PHTA’s Antitrust Policy, PHTA’s ANSI Accredited Procedures (formerly the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals), PHTA’s Guidelines for Standard Writing & Subject Matter Industry Committees, and PHTA’s Volunteer Code of Conduct.  

Participate Now!

PHTA seeks participation on new standards initiatives and standards revisions. You must complete and submit an application form to be considered to serve on a PHTA Standard Writing Committee (SWC). Application forms are due to PHTA by the stated deadline and may be sent to standards@phta.org.

Currently, PHTA is seeking SWC members to develop the following standards:

PHTA-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation
Application Deadline: July 14, 2020
Download the PHTA-1 SWC Application Form

ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 Standard for Public Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation

PHTA-1 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Public Pool and Spa Design, Construction and Installation

SCOPE: The provisions of this standard shall apply to the construction, alteration, movement, renovation, replacement, repair and maintenance of aquatic recreation facilities, pools and spas. The pools and spas covered by this standard are either permanent or temporary and shall be only those that are designed and manufactured to be connected to a circulation system and that are intended for swimming, bathing or wading.

STAKEHOLDERS: Designers, builders, service companies, and retail businesses providing goods and services for public swimming pools, spas and aquatic venues; regulatory bodies, building code officials and consumers

CHAIR: Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group

PHTA-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance
Application Deadline: July 14, 2020  
Download the PHTA-2 SWC Application Form

NSPI-2 1999 Standard for Public Spas

To Be Revised as PHTA-2 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

PHTA-2 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance

SCOPE: This standard is intended to cover public/commercial aquatic venues operation and maintenance.  This standard can be used by state and local authorities as a health and safety code for the operation and maintenance of all types of public aquatic venues.  Industry partners such as commercial pool and spa service companies, water park operators and public pool operators can also use this standard as the benchmark for the minimum standards to operate and maintain public aquatic venues.  This standard is intended to parallel, where it can the previous work completed on the Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC).

STAKEHOLDERS: U.S. public health and code officials, local municipalities, spa operators and service companies

CHAIR: Dennis Berkshire, Aquatic Design Group

PHTA-4 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools
Application Deadline: July 22, 2020  
Download the PHTA-4 SWC Application Form

ANSI/APSP/ICC-4 2012 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-4 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

PHTA-4 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

SCOPE: This standard describes certain criteria for the design, manufacturing, testing, care, and use of aboveground/onground residential (Type-O) non-diving swimming pools and their components. Aboveground/onground residential (Type-O) non-diving swimming pools are defined as pools with a shallow area water depth of 36 in. (914 mm) minimum at the wall and a water depth of 48 in. maximum (1219 mm) at the wall. This includes portable pools with flexible/non-rigid or rigid side walls which achieve their structural integrity by means of uniform shape, support frame or a combination thereof, and can be disassembled for storage or relocation.

STAKEHOLDERS: Manufacturers and producers of aboveground/onground residential swimming pools as well as consumers who wish to enjoy this pool type.

CHAIR: Matthew “Chip” Whalen, Intex Recreation Corporation

PHTA-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools
Application Deadline: July 21, 2020  
Download the PHTA-5 SWC Application Form

ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

To Be Revised as PHTA-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

PHTA-5 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Residential Inground Swimming Pools

SCOPE: This standard applies to permanently installed residential inground swimming pools intended for noncommercial use as a swimming pool by not more than three owner families and their guests and exceeding 24 in. (61 cm) in water depth.

STAKEHOLDERS: Builders, Code Officials, Installers and Consumers.

CHAIR: Dan Johnson, Clean Water Design LLC

PHTA-7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins (Revision)
Application Deadline: July 10, 2020  
Download the PHTA-7 SWC Application Form

ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins

To Be Revised as PHTA-7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins

PHTA-7 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins

SCOPE: This standard covers design and performance criteria for circulation systems including components, devices, and related technology installed to protect against entrapment hazards in residential and public swimming pools, wading pools, inground spas, infinity edge basins,  (infinity edge type pools) and catch Pools, and Aquatic Recreation Facilities.

STAKEHOLDERS: Designers, builders, installers and operators of swimming pools, wading pools, spas, hot tubs and catch basins; professionals of vacuum limiting systems, manufacturers of safety vacuum release devices/systems, manufacturers of swimming pool & spa circulation devices/components, swimming pool & spa pumps, automatic pump shut-off devices/systems, service companies, test labs and test lab engineers, parties interested in entrapment avoidance issues, building and health code officials and consumers

CHAIR: Kenneth Gregory, Pentair Water Quality Systems

CO-CHAIR: Philip Escobedo, Fluidra