standards and codes

PHTA-1 Standard for Public Pool and Spa Construction, Design, and Installation

This standard provides specifications for design, construction, installation, and equipment for public swimming pools, spas, and aquatic venues operated by an owner, lessee, operator, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use.

Stakeholders: Designers, builders, service companies, and retail businesses providing goods and services for public swimming pools, spas, and aquatic venues; regulatory bodies; building code officials; and consumers.

Revision in Process: The aquatics industry has seen many changes in the engineering and technologies involving public swimming pools. To stay in pace with new and evolving codes, new industry technologies, and the current industry standards of care, this project is intended to provide updated recommended minimum guidelines for the design, equipment, and installation of new construction and renovation of public pools, spas, and hot tubs for builders and installers.

Current Version: ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 American National Standard for Public Swimming Pools



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Interested in attending PHTA-1 Standard Writing Committee meetings? Complete this form and you will be emailed the Microsoft Teams meeting link. PHTA-1 meetings are scheduled for the first and third Mondays of every month. You only need to submit the guest form once per year per standard.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

  • Fluidra
  • Hayward
  • Lou
  • Lyon Financial
  • MCC
  • Pentair
  • Raypak
  • WatkinsWellness

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