Amarillo, Texas, Mt. Juliette, Tennessee, and the state of South Carolina are the first jurisdictions in the nation to adopt the 2012 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), the only comprehensive code to upgrade pool and spa safety and meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act. The ISPSC, developed in cooperation with APSP and published by the International Code Council, uses prescriptive and performance-related provisions to establish minimum safety requirements for public and residential pools, spas and hot tubs. Read more here.
The 2015 ISPSC code cycle is underway. After receiving feedback from APSP members, APSP submitted 74 proposals to the ICC. All 2015 ISPSC proposals will be published now on March 11. At such time, those final proposals will be circulated to APSP Councils and Committees. Any feedback received can be turned into possible floor modifications to be put forth at the April hearings where action will occur in front of the ISPSC committee. The ISPSC hearing is slated for Sunday, April 21 in Dallas. The IRC and IECC proposals will be heard later that week, with hearings wrapping up on April 30.
Over the past two months, APSP has created two new coalitions to protect and and fight for members’ interests. The two coalitions are: J-1 Visa Coalition which is working to address concerns with State Department interpretations affecting pool management companies; and the APSP Energy Coalition which will advocate for tax incentives for purchasers of our industry’s products. Want to get involved? Contact Jennifer Hatfield.
Ready to take action? Be empowered on the local level by following, and contributing to, APSP action alerts. APSP constantly monitors legislation and regulation affecting the industry, but our continued success depends on you. Member input on what enhances or threatens businesses will help us chart an industry course for success.
For more information email Jennifer Hatfield, Director, Government Affairs.