Code Council to Develop Swimming Pool Code
APSP Pool Safety Experts, Contractors, Engineers, Manufacturers will participate
The International Code Council Board of Directors has voted to develop the nation’s first all-encompassing Comprehensive Swimming Pool Code. This action is designed to provide a coordinated code with other International Codes that will meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act and upgrade pool safety.
“The Board’s unanimous action in voting to move this forward demonstrates an understanding of the immediate need in our jurisdictions for this type of a code,” said Board President Adolf Zubia.
“We are looking forward to a partnered approach as we coordinate this effort with our family of I-Codes,” said Code Council Chief Executive Officer Richard P. Weiland.
The code will be developed under the Council’s governmental consensus process with the support of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP), bringing together the industry’s finest pool safety experts, contractors, engineers, manufacturers, and other members and stakeholders.
“The scope of the code will respond to the needs of many jurisdictions that still use the Standard Swimming Pool Code, and integrate the widely used design and safety features of both the APSP standards and the I-Codes,” according to Jay Peters, Executive Director, ICC Plumbing, Mechanical and Fuel Gas.
The International Code Council, a membership association dedicated to building safety, fire prevention and energy efficiency, develops the codes used to construct residential and commercial buildings, including homes and schools. Most U.S. cities, counties and states choose the International Codes, building safety codes developed by the International Code Council.