PHTA Welcomes Public Comments on Revisions to Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is inviting public review and comments on revisions to the ANSI/APSP/ICC-4 2012 (R2022) American National Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools. The standard in development will be the PHTA/ICC-4 Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools. Public review is an important part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards consensus development process.

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 360 inches (914 mm) minimum at the wall and a water depth of 48 inches (1,219 mm) maximum 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.

The following individuals serve as Members on the PHTA-4 Standard Writing Committee (SWC):

  • Matthew (Chip) Wahlen, Chair, Intex Recreation Corp. (Long Beach, Calif.)
  • Rich Anderson, International Code Council (Loveland, Colo.)
  • Gregory Aymes, Aquasports Pools, LLC (New Brunswick, N.J.)
  • Mitch Saccoccio, Blue Torrent Products (New York, N.Y.)
  • Brannon Smith, Bestway USA Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.)
  • Eric Steinmeyer, Polygroup Services NA Inc. (El Paso, Texas)
  • Alan Taveroff, Engineering Consultant (Rouses Point, N.Y.)
  • Tony Zhou, IAPMO (Ontario, Calif.)

The PHTA/ICC-4 Standard applies to manufacturers and producers of aboveground/onground residential swimming pools, as well as consumers who use this type of pool.

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 May 24, 2024. All public review comments on the PHTA/ICC-4 Standard are due by July 8, 2024.

For more information on the draft standard, you can visit the PHTA/ICC-4 webpage, email [email protected], or call (703) 838-0083.

Page 1 of 29
Next Page
Buyer's Guide
Find manufacturers and suppliers in the most extensive searchable database in the industry.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide
Content Library
Dig through our best stories from the magazine, all sorted by category for easy surfing.
Read More
Content Library