British Columbia COVID-19 Updates 


Colin MacLeod

Van Isle Water Services Ltd

Victoria, BC


Aqua Spa & Pool Supply 

Jason Erwin



James Robertson

Interior Pool & Spa

Kelowna, BC

PHTCC Notes 

  • It is not clear from the list provided whether or not Pool and Spa businesses fall into the category of "Essential" in British Columbia. We welcome you to edit the lobby letter below and send it to the government official for your area listed in the excel document. 

  • It is noted in the document above that "non-retail businesses can stay open as long as workers can maintain physical distancing" 

  • The PHTCC is urging all in the Pool & Spa Industry to follow these public health guidelines and take a leadership role in significantly curtailing or shutting down non-essential operations for the next two (2) weeks. Beyond this period remains to be seen, however, it has been noted by some that we have had late starts to previous seasons due to weather, so something of such critical importance warrants a similar delay.

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open should have as their top priority the health and safety of all employees and customers. Any work undertaken should be primarily focused on proper pool & hot tub “maintenance” as it pertains to the prevention of additional infectious diseases through un-sanitized and non-operable pools.

  • Recognizing that each company must make its own operating decisions, the PHTCC recommends that companies should NOT be starting new build projects during the minimum 14-day period commencing on Tuesday, March 24 at 11:59 pm.”

  • Pool & Hot Tub companies that remain open must take extraordinary measures to protect employees, customers, and the general public.

Lobbying Efforts 

Below you will find an editable lobby letter and an email contact list for the MLA in your area. We are lobbying to ensure our industry is categorized as essential and welcome you to join us. 


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Lobby Letter 


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Contact List 


Pool & Hot Tub Council of Canada

5775 Atlantic Dr. Unit 17
Mississauga, ON L4W 4P3

Phone: 905.670.3714
Toll Free: 1.800.879.7066
Fax: 905.670.3069

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