why attend?

Why Attend WAHC 2021?


It has been well over a year since the pandemic changed the way we do business. Zoom became our preferred method of communication, travel consisted of walking from your kitchen to the backyard, and our vocabulary increased with concepts like asynchronous learning and social distancing.

Through all of this upheaval, the pool and hot tub industries experienced historic growth - which has increased the need for certified operators, water safety education, and an understanding of public health and safety issues related to pool ownership. 

It is within this landscape that PHTA is hosting the 18th World Aquatic Health Conference in person on October 13-15 in Houston, Texas! With our first in-person meeting of the year, PHTA is pulling out all the stops to make sure you have plenty of opportunities to spend time with long-time friends and meet new people who share your passions.

More than ever before, WAHC 2021 will be a celebration of what our industry has achieved over the past year and how we will continue to evolve and grow.



At the crux of your personal and business success is training and competency. WAHC is the perfect opportunity to gain incredible education and maintain your certification. As an IACET Accredited Provider, PHTA offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Attendees can earn up to 11 PHTA CEUs for the two full session days, equaling 1.1 AICET CEUs. At WAHC, you'll gain critical knowledge and ideas that you can take home and apply right away, helping you to maintain the trust of your customers and position your business for growth.



Every year, PHTA gathers hundreds of pool operators, environmental health officials, service technicians, aquatic managers, pool builders, and aquatic retailers from across the globe to offer opportunities for networking and collaboration. You will leave WAHC not only armed with the latest information and resources to help you achieve success in the year ahead, but also a network of colleagues who you can rely on to provide guidance and support.

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