Membership

PWTAG Membership

PWTAG is a UK based independent, non-commercial membership organisation, dedicated to raising standards in pool water treatment. Its work over the last 32 years has made it the authoritative source of standards and guidance in the management of swimming, spa and hydrotherapy pools.

PWTAG’s book Swimming Pool Water: treatment and quality standards for pools and spas is the definitive guide; its Code of Practice is a vital industry text.

PWTAG collaborates throughout with government agencies and professional and technical specialist bodies. Currently 18 of these form PWTAG’s core membership. Their representatives are crucial in setting and maintaining standards for the management of safe pool water.

These council members are part of the many membership possibilities set out here (with the nominal letters appropriate to signal membership in the course of members’ work). The added benefits of membership are also detailed.

Membership Benefits

PWTAG champions the cause of healthy, safe, effective and practical standards for swimming pool water on behalf of its members, the industry and the swimming public. PWTAG undertakes to keep members informed about this work. There are specific benefits.

  • Members can attend PWTAG meetings.
  • Members may, where appropriate, use the nominal letters to indicate their affiliation with PWTAG.
  • Membership will bring access to membership resources and reference documents.
  • Members can take advantage of priority booking and a 15% discount on PWTAG technical seminars and CPD events.
  • PWTAG’s Poolmark certification is available to members at a 15% discount.
  • Members will get a 15% discount on PWTAG publications, posters and digital promotional material.

Council member (PWTAG)

Council members are representatives of a company, society, institution, governing body or member organisation that is recognised by PWTAG as a key player in the swimming pool water industry, usually representing a unique area of interest. Council members attend the quarterly PWTAG meetings and AGM, with voting rights. This grade of membership is by invitation only. For further details please contact the PWTAG administration office.

PLEASE NOTE: This membership grade is by INVITATION ONLY.

Annual fee £2,274

Price includes VAT.

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Member (MPWTAG)

There are four ways of qualifying for full individual membership:

  1. An appropriate degree and a minimum of three years in swimming pool water technology or management
  2. HNC/HND DipTech standard or equivalent and a minimum of five years in swimming pool water technology or management or an associated commercial undertaking
  3. Lesser formal qualifications and a minimum of eight years in the pool water industry
  4. Experience as a pool tutor employed by a PWTAG-approved training organisation.

Annual fee £90

Price includes VAT.

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Associate member (APWTAG)

Associate membership is available to those who have the swimming pool technical operator qualification and are employed in the pool industry. Associate members must hold a valid in-date PWTAG accredited water treatment qualification.

Annual fee £30

Price includes VAT.

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Graduate member (PWTAG Grad)

There are two ways of qualifying for graduate membership:

  1. Meeting the academic criteria for full individual membership but not yet fulfilling the experience criteria
  2. Working academically on a study, project or research that is recognised as contributing to the work of PWTAG

Annual fee £30

Price includes VAT.

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Industry forum member (FMPWTAG)

Membership of PWTAG’s industry forum is a two-way arrangement. Pool companies wishing to join must support PWTAG’s philosophy, aims, standards, code of practice and guidelines. In return members have the chance to help formulate and review PWTAG’s publications, technical notes, code of practice etc.

Annual fee £600

Price includes VAT.

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Trade member (TMPWTAG)

Companies installing or manufacturing plant and equipment in accordance with PWTAG published guidance may apply for trade membership. This will be monitored by inspection of at least one project each year, or by approval of equipment to DIN/NSF standards or an equivalent.

Annual fee £2,400

Price includes VAT.

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Fellow (FPWTAG)

Fellowship is awarded to council members of PWTAG with 10 years of service and who have made major contributions to the work of PWTAG and/or to the industry.

PLEASE NOTE: This membership grade is by INVITATION ONLY.