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Swimming in Natural Environments
People should be aware of the risks that can be encountered when using natural environments for swimming and recreation.
June 29, 2021
7 Kids Rushed to Hospital With Trouble Breathing After Swimming in Neighborhood Pool
Seven children were rushed to the hospital over Memorial Day weekend after a swim in a San Antonio, Texas pool left them struggling to breathe.
June 3, 2021
Over 50 Percent of U.S. is Worried About COVID-19 at Public Pools
With the weather getting warmer and vaccinations surging, public pools are starting to reopen and a growing number of Americans are making plans to take the plunge this summer. But a new survey finds that swimmers are divided on whether those pools will offer a refreshing respite from the pandemic.
May 25, 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
May is National Water Safety Month
A coalition of water safety partners, including the American Red Cross, the National Recreation and Park Association, the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and the World Waterpark Association, along with dozens of other water safety groups will work together to promote May as National Water Safety Month (NWSM). NWSM engages the public to raise awareness about water safety and highlights the importance of public education regarding safer practices for kids and adults when they’re in and around water.
May 4, 2021
Virginia Hot Tub Fire Spreads to Home
A Virginia hot tub fire spread and set the house near it ablaze last week.
April 15, 2021
A Texas-Sized Pool Equipment Disaster
Normally in February, below the frost line in Texas, many pools aren’t winterized. If they get a rare hard frost, they can just keep the water running for a few days until the weather moderates. You could always count on the power in Texas — until this week.
February 17, 2021
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
This Month in COVID-19
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance continues to focus on state and federal issues, expanded communications and public health outreach. Read the organization's COVID-19 update below:
October 22, 2020
Non-Chlorine Shock: What It Is, What It Does
Pool chemistry expert Ed Lightcap answers your questions on oxidizing contaminants without chlorine, and why that can be a good idea.
October 8, 2020
Chemical Reaction at Georgia-Based Facility
On Monday, Sept. 14, a chemical reaction occurred in BioLab’s Conyers, Ga., facility, caused by roughly 12 pallets of dry chemicals. A BioLab spokesperson states that the incident was a result of water exposure, which caused the response team to be especially cautious while dealing with the situation.
September 15, 2020
2 Accidental Chlorine Gas Exposures in July
These accidental gas exposure incidents are often caused by a failure of electrical interlock protections in the pool equipment.
July 30, 2020
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47 Great Ways to Liven Up Your Showroom
Pool and spa retailers can strengthen their showroom design and increase profits with these helpful tips.
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