Special Events


CPO 50th Anniversary Luncheon

One complimentary ticket included in registration
Monday, November 13 | 12 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Join us for lunch as we celebrate a momentous occasion—the 50th Anniversary of the PHTA Certified Pool Operator (CPO) program!

For half a century, the PHTA CPO certification has been the gold standard for pool operators worldwide, ensuring safety, professionalism, and expertise in the industry. This milestone event is a testament to the dedication and commitment of thousands of professionals who have upheld the highest standards in pool operation and maintenance.

The Anniversary Luncheon promises to be an unforgettable gathering of industry leaders, experts, and CPO-certified professionals and instructors from across the globe. It's a unique opportunity to network, share knowledge, and honor the legacy of the CPO program.

Whether you are a seasoned pool operator or a newcomer to the industry, the 50th Anniversary Luncheon is an event you don't want to miss. Come together with like-minded professionals, soak up knowledge from industry experts, and be a part of this historic celebration that marks the continued excellence of the PHTA Certified Pool Operator program.

Your ticket is included in the registration fee and you can purchase guest tickets too! Let's raise a toast to 50 years of CPO success and set the stage for an even brighter future in the pool and spa industry.

PHTA Awards of Excellence Reception

November 12 | 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Join PHTA to celebrate the best of the best in the pool and hot tub industry!

PHTA Awards of Excellence Reception will honor the recipients of the 2023 International Awards of Excellence, one of the largest, most well-renowned design competitions in the pool and hot tub industry.

Additionally, we will recognize the recipients of the Builder of the Year, Retailer of the Year, Service Professional of the Year, Young Professional of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, and Chapter of the Year, as well as the recipient of the Dr. R. Neil Lowry Grant and the Greg Garrett Scholarship Award.

Please plan to join us for this exciting event. Registration is free, but space is limited, so be sure to sign up in advance! Sign up at when you register for WAHC.


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