standards and codes

Industry Codes and Standards

Codes, standards, and regulations vary between jurisdictions, which can make them complicated to navigate, but compliance is critical. Understanding and applying the rules and regulations which govern industry activities provides a valuable layer of protection for operators, technicians, and builders, as well as aquatic users.

List of Standards

Swimming Pool

  • Residential
    The following are links to standards for residential swimming pools.
    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-4 2012 American National Standard for Aboveground/Onground Residential Swimming Pools
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    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-5 2011 American National Standard for Residential Inground Swimming Pools
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    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-8 2005 (R2013) American National Standard Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
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    • Workmanship Guidelines and Practices for Residential Inground Swimming Pools and Swim Spas (2013)
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  • Commercial
    The following are links to standards for commercial swimming pools.
    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-1 2014 American National Standard for Public Swimming Pools
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    • ANSI/PHTA/ICC-11 2019 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas
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Hot Tub

  • Residential
    The following are links to standards for residential hot tubs and spas.
    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-6 2013 American National Standard for Residential Portable Spas and Swim Spas
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    • ANSI/PHTA/ICC-8 2005 (R2013) American National Standard Model Barrier Code for Residential Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
      Purchase | Read
    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-3 2014 American National Standard for Permanently Installed Residential Spas and Swim Spas
      Purchase | Read
    • Workmanship Guidelines and Practices for Residential Inground Swimming Pools and Swim Spas (2013)
      Purchase | Read
  • Residential
    The following are links to standards for commercial hot tubs and spas.
    • APSP-2 1999 Standard for Public Spas
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    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 American National Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas
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Others

  • ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs and Catch Basins
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  • ANSI/IAF-9 2005 Standard for Aquatic Recreation Facilities
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  • ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC-12 2016 American National Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas
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  • ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 American National Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFA) for Use in Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs
    Purchase | Read
  • ICC 902/APSP 902/SRCC 400-2017 Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard
    Purchase
  • ICC/APSP International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015 (ISPSC 15)
    Purchase
  • Conservation
    The following are links to standards for conservation related to swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs.
    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-13 2017 American National Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas, Portable Spas and Swim Spas
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    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-14 2019 American National Standard for Portable Electric Spa Energy Efficiency
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    • ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 2011 American National Standard for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Energy Efficiency
      Purchase | Read

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