PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on Revisions to Standard for Residential Inground Pools


The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is inviting public review and comments on revisions to the ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 (R2022) American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. The standard in development will be the PHTA/ICC-5 Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.

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 inches (61 centimeters) in water depth. This standard covers specifications for new construction and remodeling of residential inground swimming pools and includes design, equipment, operation, and installation.

The following individuals serve as Members on the PHTA-5 Standard Writing Committee (SWC):

  • Adam Alstott, Chair, Tropical Pools Inc. (Altamonte Springs, Fla.)
  • Graeme Thomson, Vice Chair, Splash Inc. Ltd. (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands)
  • Richard Anderson, International Code Council (Loveland, Colo.)
  • Susan Bathalon, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (Rockville, Md.) – non-voting
  • C. Terry Brannon, Brannon Aquatics International (Tyler, Texas)
  • Bruce Carney, American Pools & Spas (Cabo San Lucas, Baha California Sur, Mexico)
  • Lee Clifton (Lake Wales, Fla.)
  • Scott Cohen, The Green Scene Inc. (Chatsworth, Calif.)
  • Philip Escobedo, Fluidra (Carlsbad, Calif.) ­– voting alternate
  • Kenneth Gregory, Pentair (Washington, Utah)
  • Bill Irvin, Texas Pool & Spa Coalition (Kaufman, Texas)
  • Jeff McGalliard, Premier Pools & Spas (Souderton, Pa.)
  • Richard Moseley, Holland Pools and Spas (Longwood, Fla.)
  • Joe Santoro (Ballston Lake, N.Y.)
  • Bill Svendsen, S.R. Smith, LLC (Canby, Ore.)

PHTA invites all pool, spa, 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 February 9, 2024. All public review comments on the PHTA/ICC-5 Standard are due by March 25, 2024.

For more information on the draft standard, please visit the PHTA/ICC-5 webpage, email [email protected], or call (703) 838-0083.

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