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Pool & Hot Tub Alliance and International Code Council publish standards improving energy efficiency and safety for swimming pools and spas
The 2021 energy efficiency standard for swimming pools and spas will meet new requirements of the U.S. Department of Energy
Washington, D.C. –The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) and the International Code Council have collaborated to publish ANSI/PHTA/ICC-15 2021?American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency which was approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). This standard is a revision and redesignation of ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011?American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency and is intended to meet the new requirements of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Dedicated Purpose Pool Pump (DPPP) Rule, which applies to all pumps, regardless of their use or purpose.
“It is important to consistently create and update codes and standards to help reduce energy waste and improve efficiency,” said Matt Sigler, PMG Executive Director at the Code Council. “This updated standard will now meet the DOE’s new requirements and provide the necessary guidelines to make swimming pools more energy efficient.”
The ANSI/PHTA/ICC-15 standard covers energy efficiency requirements for permanently installed residential aboveground and inground swimming pools and inground spas operated by the property owner and used for bathing. It is intended to cover certain aspects of swimming pool filtration and auxiliary system design; equipment, including pool and spa heaters; installation; and operational capabilities, for the purpose of minimizing energy consumption while maintaining water quality and temperature.
PHTA and the Code Council and have also collaborated to publish ANSI/PHTA/ICC-10 2021 American National Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure. This new standard establishes recommended minimum guidelines to provide a reasonable level of safety and protection to the structure into which the pool or spa is integrated. This refers to the construction, alteration, relocation, renovation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of permanently installed pools and spas over a habitable, occupiable, or unoccupied space.
“We’re excited to announce the publication and immediate availability of both standards,” said Justin Wiley, PHTA Vice President of Government Relations, Standards and Codes. “Both standards are a culmination of many hours of work by subject matter experts dedicated to swimming pool and spa safety and energy efficiency.”
The ANSI/PHTA/ICC-15 2021?American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency is available for purchase here.
The ANSI/PHTA/ICC-10 2021 American National Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure is available for purchase here.
About the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance??
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA), a non-profit organization with over 3,600 members from around the world, was established in 1956 to support, promote, and protect the common interests of the $36.5B pool, hot tub and spa industry. PHTA provides education, advocacy, standards development, research, and market growth to increase our members’ professionalism, knowledge and profitability. Additionally, PHTA facilitates the expansion of swimming, water safety and related research and outreach activities aimed at introducing more people to swimming, making swimming environments safer and keeping pools open to serve communities.
About the International Code Council
The?International Code Council?is the leading global source of model codes and standards and building safety solutions. Code Council codes, standards and solutions are used to ensure safe, affordable and sustainable communities and buildings worldwide.