Pool & Hot Tub Alliance News: Page 2
Nominate a Service Professional of the Year
Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is recognizing dedicated service professionals in the pool and spa industry. See the organization's criteria below:
June 24, 2021
Step Into Swim Grants Help Over 6,000 Children Learn to Swim
Step Into Swim, an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), has recently distributed $99,590 in grant funds to 22 facilities across the country, reaching 6,297 children.
June 22, 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
5 Reasons to Enter the PHTA Awards of Excellence Program
With national, local and international exposure opportunities and industry recognition, these are the top five reasons to enter the PHTA International Awards of Excellence design competition:
June 8, 2021
Olympians and Business Icons to Lead Drowning Prevention Effort
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) is pleased to announce the formation of The Champions Board, a distinguished group of athletes, pool industry professionals and philanthropists who are committed to drowning prevention. Some leading names include: 2016 Olympian Cammile Adams, Olympic Silver Medalist Lia Neal as well as Rich Garbee, vice president of sales and marketing for GLI Pool Products and Troy Franzen, president of Fluidra North America and many more.
May 27, 2021
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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
WAHC 2021 Instructor Applications Are Open
January 28, 2021
PHTA's New Education Partner Program
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, PHTA announced its new Education Partner Program. Take a look at the organization's statement below:
January 14, 2021
Greater Austin/Central Texas Chapter Receives PHTA Chapter of the Year Award
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced its winner for Chapter of the Year on Thursday, Dec. 17. See the organization's statement below.
December 17, 2020
Michael Lasher Takes Over as Director of CPSA
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance recently announced the new director of the California Pool and Spa Association. Please see the organization's statement below.
December 15, 2020
PHTA Award: Retailer of the Year
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to announce the winner of its 2020 Retailer of the Year Award. This year’s award winner is as follows: National Pools of Roanoke, Inc.: Ginnie Vaughan, General Manager & Jason Vaughan, Vice PresidentThe Retailer of the Year Award recognizes one outstanding retailer that has advanced the retail profession through outstanding achievements and dedication to the industry. Ginnie Vaughan, general manager of National Pools, joined the company full-time in 2003 after graduating from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in hospitality & tourism management. With a specialty in outdoor furniture, she helps manage the company’s retail store, overseeing purchasing and sales of the department. Armed with extensive product knowledge, water chemistry expertise and computer management skills, Ginnie also leads the National Pools retail sales team. With nearly 18 years of experience, Ginnie takes pride in offering superior service to every National Pools customer. As a dedicated PHTA member, she assists her husband Jason Vaughan with all of the duties at their local chapter.
December 10, 2020
PHTA’s CPO Program is Now Offered Online
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to offer an online Certified Pool Operator program, allowing pool professionals to safely receive certification from the comfort of their home or office.
December 8, 2020
Step Into Swim is Now Accepting Donations
Today, over 700 programs and 25,000 people are in need of swim lessons. Step into Swim is an initiative of the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance that launched in 2012 with a mission to create one million more swimmers in 10 years.
December 3, 2020
PHTA Award: Young Professional of the Year
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to announce the winner of its 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award. This year’s award goes to:
December 1, 2020
PHTA Announces 2020 Certified Service Professional of the Year Award Recipient
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to announce the winner of its 2020 Certified Service Professional of the Year Award. This year’s award winner is as follows: Craig Sears, President and Founder, Sears Pool ManagementThe Certified Service Professional of the Year Award is a peer-nominated award. Each year, it is awarded to one CSP who has advanced the service profession through outstanding achievements and dedication to the industry.
November 25, 2020
PHTA Announces 2020 Certified Building Professional Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients
The award honors those who have advanced the pool building profession through outstanding achievements and dedication to the industry.
November 23, 2020
Franceen Gonzales Appointed as PHTA 2021 Chairman of the Board
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance is proud to announce that Franceen Gonzales has been appointed to chairman of the board for 2021.
November 17, 2020
Virtual PSP/DeckExpo Registration is Now Open
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance has announced that registration for the PSP/DeckExpo is now open. See the organization's statement below.
October 15, 2020
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