education and events

World Aquatic Health Conference


We are excited to announce that, for the first time, the World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) is co-locating with PSP/Deck Expo! Join us November 13-15, 2023 in Las Vegas, NV and network with a broader audience, visit the trade show floor, and experience the high-quality education you've come to know at WAHC.

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This year, we're offering educational sessions across three tracks. Below is a list of session titles. Stay tuned for more details and speaker information!

Water and Air Quality Track

  • Interim CDC Guidance for Surf Venues
  • Water Quality Ranges, Target Values, or Balance Indexes: What is the Best Way to Maintain Pool Water
  • Aquatic Operations: How to Do More with Less
  • ANSI/PHTA Standards Guiding You to Better Water Chemistry
  • Adopting ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 Standard as a Companion to the ISPSC
  • The NY State Pool Disinfection Efficacy Study
  • Guidance for Artificial Swimming Lagoons

Pool Management Track

  • Overcoming Tragedy - The Bakari Williams Protocol
  • Digital Documentation for Improved Aquatic Risk Management
  • Survey of Float Tank Operating Procedures
  • The Explosion of Splash Pads in Our Community: Let's Talk About Them
  • Beyond the Code: Taking Operational Standards to the Next Level
  • The Future of Technology and AI for Complete Pool Management
  • Doing Good is Good for Business: 10 Unexpected Benefits of Joining the World's Largest Swimming Lesson

Water Safety Track, powered by the National Drowning Prevention Alliance (NDPA)

  • A Whole Community Approach to Drowning Prevention
  • An Update on the Latest Drowning Data and What We Can Learn From It
  • Creating a Comprehensive Safety Plan: Mitigating Risks and Ensuring Safety
  • Operationalizing Water Safety Resources and Tools into Your Business
  • Technological Advances to Drowning Prevention in an Era of Lifeguard Shortages
  • Exposing the Significance of Drowning of People with Autism
  • Safety Surfacing on Splash Pads
  • Unifying Water Safety Efforts Across the United States

What's New for 2023

  • We are celebrating 50 years of CPO! We're hosting a very special celebration luncheon on November 13!
  • The CPO Instructor School will be held November 11-13.
  • The CPO certification course and other pre-conference education will be held November 10-12.
  • Attend the PHTA Awards of Excellence on November 12.
  • Make time on the exhibit hall floor to stop by the PHTA booth and say hi!

Hotel Information

Because WAHC is co-locating with PSP/Deck Expo, WAHC attendees are able to use the same hotel block as PSP/Deck Expo attendees. Formula 1 will be racing into town after our event, so we encourage you to book as early as possible. By booking through onPeak, the only official hotel vendor for our event, you will be able to make reservations in our block, all while receiving the best possible rates and access to exclusive discounts and perks.


About WAHC

WAHC is an aquatic research forum presented by the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance that delivers unique and relevant education to a diverse group of pool operators, manufacturers, service technicians, facility managers, environmental health officials, academics, pool builders, retailers, and health advocates.

WAHC Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Information

PHTA is accredited by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). PHTA complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, PHTA is accredited to issue the IACET CEU.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, PHTA offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. To receive IACET credit, attendees must complete the brief quiz following the course. Upon successful completion of the course, students will have the applicable credits applied to their transcript.

An evaluation for the conference will be emailed to you. Once you have completed the evaluation, you’ll have the ability to download your certificate.

Please contact with any CEU questions.

Sponsorship Opportunities

WAHC is guaranteed to provide you an unmatched opportunity to get connected and power your business forward. PHTA offers a variety of sponsorship opportunities, providing a level to meet every budget! Help shape the future of aquatics by sponsoring the leading educational conference in the field.

Questions about becoming a sponsor? Contact Sheri Jackson, PHTA Senior Director of Business Development.


Pool & Hot Tub Alliance Strategic Partners:

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

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