CPSA Town Hall: The California Drought in 2022
Attendees will leave armed with facts and information to educate their local lawmakers.
June 16, 2022
California Pool Industry Water Crisis Getting Worse
Driven by California's ongoing drought, water conservation plans are hurting swimming pool construction.
June 14, 2022
International Swimming Pool and Spa Code to Become Law in Maryland
The code will strengthen pool and spa safety and efficiency statewide.
June 9, 2022
PHTA Encourages Support of the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Reauthorization Act
The act allocates funding for grants that can be used for swim lessons, enforcing pool and spa safety laws, as well as educating communities about drowning and entrapment dangers.
May 31, 2022
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance News
PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on New Standard for Public Pool/Spa Operations
All public review comments are due by March 28, 2022.
February 17, 2022
CPSC Awards Over $1.3 Million in Grants to Combat Drownings and Drain Entrapments
January 18, 2022
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California Energy Commission Adopts PHTA's Portable Spa Energy Efficiency Standard
The CEC will require compliance with APSP-14 beginning January 1, 2022.
December 20, 2021
The Drain Cover Law Has Changed
A look at the important new rules surrounding VBGA.
November 2, 2021
PHTA Welcomes Public Review on New Standard for Elevated Pools/Spas
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on a new PHTA/ICC-10 Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.
July 22, 2021
Energy Code Ace Offers No-Cost Help For Complying With New Pool Pump Regulations
Energy Code Ace is offering no-cost help for complying with new regulations impacting the pool pump and replacement pool pump motor market.
June 29, 2021
PHTA Welcomes Comments on Revised National Standard for Residential Pool/Spa Energy Efficiency
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on the revision of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency, also known as the PHTA-15 standard. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.The PHTA-15 standard covers energy efficiency requirements for permanently installed residential aboveground/onground and inground swimming pools and inground spas operated by the property owner and used for bathing. It is intended to cover certain aspects of the swimming pool filtration and auxiliary system design; equipment, including pool and spa heaters; installation; and operational capabilities, for the purpose of minimizing energy consumption while maintaining water quality and temperature. The standard is intended to meet the new requirements of the Department of Energy’s Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump (DPPP) Rule, which applies to all pumps regardless of their use or purpose."Energy efficiency has become very important to the pool industry and to our nation," explains Kenneth Gregory, PHTA-15 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) Chair and Compliance & Safety Manager of Pentair. "In recent years, the pool industry has led the way in saving consumers money by providing energy-saving products as required by the APSP-15 standard. This new revision, PHTA-15, takes energy saving to a new level. Consumers for years to come will enjoy major savings on the cost to operate their pool, spa, or hot tub."PHTA invites all pool and hot tub professionals, as well as non-industry members, to review the draft and submit comments for consideration. The ANSI public review announcement on the required 45-day public review period was published in the ANSI Standards Action on June 4, 2021. All public review comments on the revised PHTA-15 standard are due on Monday, July 19, 2021.The PHTA-15 standard is a revision and redesignation of ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency and is consolidated with Addenda A Approved by ANSI on January 9, 2013. The following individuals served on the PHTA-15 SWC:Kenneth Gregory, Chair, PENTAIR (Washington, Utah)Dan Baldewicz, Energy Solutions (Oakland, Calif.)Philip Escobedo, Fluidra (Carlsbad, Calif.)John Garner, Sr., Pools by John Garner Inc. (Jacksonville, Fla.)Paul Hackett, H2flow Controls Inc. (Sylvania, Ohio)Ray Mirzaei, Waterway Plastics (Oxnard, Calif.)John O'Hare, Hayward Pool Products (Clemmons, N.C.)Shawn Strausbaugh, International Code Council (York, Pa.)Gary Walt, Speck Pumps-Pool Products, Inc. (Jacksonville, Fla.)
June 15, 2021
PHTA Announces National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is proud to announce that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins. This newly approved standard is a revision of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 standard. ANSI publicly announced the approval of the 2020 standard in ANSI Standards Action on November 19, 2020.
May 13, 2021
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