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World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC)

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

Join us for an immersive educational track that covers a wide range of topics in the field of aquatic facility management and water safety. Dive into the world of aquatic operations, safety, and technology, while exploring the importance of collaboration, industry standards, and data-driven prevention efforts.

Monday, November 13 - Wednesday, November 15

Water and Air Quality Track
Pool Management Track
Water Safety Powered by NDPA

Tabletops Open
Monday, November 13 | 11:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Room W228

Tuesday, November 14 | 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Room W228

Why Attend WAHC


The pool, hot tub, and aquatics industries are constantly evolving as we develop new technologies, create and update industry-wide standards and codes, gain a deeper understanding of the science behind water and air quality, and focus on the role we can each play in water and swim safety.

PHTA is thrilled to be hosting the 20th World Aquatic Health Conference (WAHC) November 13-15 in Las Vegas, Nevada! For the first time ever, WAHC is co-locating with the International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, co-located with Deck Expo (PSP/Deck Expo). And PHTA is the official show sponsor of PSP/Deck Expo! Co-locating the events means our WAHC attendees get access to even more educational and networking opportunities than ever before. Plus, your WAHC registration gives you access to the Expo Hall.


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. 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.

Special Event: PHTA Luncheon:
Celebrating 50 Years of CPO

Included in registration

Monday, November 13 | 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

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.

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 [email protected] 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.