(Alexandria, Va.) – The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has issued a call for participation in the revision and redesignation of ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. PHTA is seeking member participation on the PHTA-5 Standard Writing Committee (SWC) for Residential Inground Swimming Pools.
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 in. (61 cm) in water depth.
“This update includes changes to flow rates that will improve suction outlet safety, new options for supplemental and/or secondary treatment systems to improve water quality and enhance overall system performance,” said PHTA-5 SWC Chair Dan Johnson of Clean Water Design LLC. “When this update is adopted by building departments across the country, our builders and service people will provide safer, easier to operate, more energy efficient, and more enjoyable pools and spas.”
PHTA invites all stakeholders to participate in the PHTA-5 SWC for Residential Inground Swimming Pools. Builders, code officials, installers and consumers interested in residential swimming pools are encouraged to contribute to the development of this standard.
Application forms are due to PHTA on July 21, 2020 and may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, email PHTA Director of Standards Promotion and Adoption, Susan J. Hilaski at email@example.com or visit https://www.apsp.org/standards-codes/participate-in-standards.
About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with nearly 3,500 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities. For more information, visit www.phta.org.