2018 International Swimming Pool &
Spa Code (ISPSC) Code and Commentary

Own the manual code Inspectors will rely
on for issuing pool and spa permits!

Developed with The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, the ISPSC is the only comprehensive swimming pool code coordinated with the I-Codes and APSP Standards. The ISPSC contains minimum regulations for public and residential pools, spas and hot tubs using prescriptive and performance related provisions.

Benefits of the ISPSC:

  • Meets or exceeds Virginia Graeme Baker Act requirements.

  • Contains APSP-7 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance.

  • Includes provisions for water parks, diving, barriers, general design and water quality safety.

  • Covers fencing, decks, lighting, heaters, circulation systems, pumps, accessibility, diving, sanitizing equipment, filters and suction fittings.

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SPECIAL NOTICE TO POOL & SPA OPERATORS IN ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO 

The ISPSC includes the majority of the requirements outlined in our ANSI/APSP/ICC Standards. The Field Checklist for Identifying Suction Entrapment Hazards is part of the ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs And Catch Basins and published in its entirety in the ISPSC.