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Texas – HB 2858 (Swimming Pool Code)

Issue: International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary: APSP is proud to announce HB 2858, pertaining to the proposed code adoption of the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC). 

The intent of this bill is for the ISPSC to be adopted at the state level and to allow a municipality to review and adopt amendments as needed.

The ISPSC is a comprehensive design and construction code which is part of the family of International Code Council model codes and was developed jointly with the APSP.  It is the only model code that addresses ALL (public and residential) types of pools and spas, and covers ALL aspects of construction & design; including barriers, entrapment prevention, materials, finishes, dimensions and slopes, exits and entries, circulation, sanitization, signage and depth markers, and energy efficiency. It also covers ancillary components such as suction fittings, filters, pumps, motors, heaters, diving equipment, ladders and steps.

The newly formed Texas Pool and Spa Coalition (TPSC) as well as the ICC have given their support for this bill and will be sending in letters of support for the bill.   APSP has also been working with the Texas Department of Health and Human Services to implement the code to help provide safety and sanitation of public swimming pools and spas in the state of Texas.  

APSP will keep Texas members informed of the movement of this bill. 

Status: This bill was filed March 1, 2019.  APSP will report when more information is released. 

Current version:  https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/pdf/HB02858I.pdf#navpanes=0