Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Issues Call for PHTA Glossary Committee Participation

The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), the trade association representing the swimming pool, hot tub, and spa industry, is beginning its 41st year as an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Developing Organization (SDO) by announcing the creation of the PHTA Glossary Committee (PGC). Applications are now being accepted to join this new committee.

The purpose of the PGC will be to help harmonize the definitions of terms in all PHTA standards and publications. Committee members will work with a variety of authoritative external organizations, standards, and publications to rationalize this harmonization effort. Though the product of this work will continue to be revised, the initial effort is planned to be completed in early 2025.

Once formed, the PGC will meet every two weeks to review an existing collection of terms, associate them with existing concepts, and review new terms and definitions uncovered by research. Subject matter experts (SMEs) who would like to serve on the PGC and assist with this work must be willing and able to actively participate in the glossary creation process and have a working understanding of the aquatics industry. Interested parties who are not members of the PGC are welcome to attend meetings as observers throughout the creation process.

The PGC seeks to establish a diverse membership to ensure representation of all market sectors possible and encourages all with an interest to apply.

Completed application forms are due to PHTA by March 8, 2024. For more information, visit the Participate in the Process webpage or phta.org/standards.