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Developed jointly with APSP and the International Code Council (ICC), the ISPSC establishes minimum regulations for public and residential pools, spas, and hot tubs, using prescriptive and performance-related provisions. It combines the relevant provisions of the IRC, IBC, IPC, IMC, and APSP standards, serving as a fully-integrated document for pool and spa safety.
Top 10 Benefits of the ISPSC:
• The only comprehensive model swimming pool and spa code
• Provides Virginia Graeme Baker Act compliance by reference to
APSP-7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance.
• Uses time-proven ANSI/APSP standards by reference and
• Contains barrier, decking and lighting provisions coordinating
with the IBC.
• Covers all types of aquatic vessels, including residential
and public pools, portable and in-ground spas, water parks,
exercise spas, and hot tubs.
• Updated fencing and barrier requirements integrate
with IBC and IRC provisions.
• Incorporates provisions based on the latest research for
diving, barriers, general design, and water quality safety.
• Requires portable spas be certified to the latest industry
standards, eliminating the need to inspect inaccessible
• The first swimming pool and spa code to address
aquatic recreation facilities.
• The first swimming pool and spa code to include an energy
standard for residential portable electric spas and
for residential in-ground swimming pools and spas.