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Florida – Swimming Pool Code Modifications

Issue:  Proposed Code Modifications

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

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

Rule Summary: Triennial update to the Florida Building Code 7th Edition (2020).  There are 59 code modifications that address commercial pool requirements.  The APSP Government Relations team held a call with FL members March 14th to discuss the proposed updates, however APSP is in need of more input regarding the codes. 

 Outlined are priority code mods for member review which can be found on the Swimming Pool Tac link below:

  1. NEC related:
  2. Suction Entrapment related:
  3. Chemical related:



  1. Pool Barrier:
  2. ARTIFICIAL LAGOON and Flotation Tank proposals:
  3. Other:

Status:  TAC meetings:

  • March 14, 2019
  • March 18, 2019
  • March 19, 2019
  • March 20, 2019
  • March 21, 2019
  • March 22, 2019 (Swimming Pool TAC meeting)
  • March 26, 2019

Swimming Pool TAC: https://www.dropbox.com/s/705keevybid6w0l/7th%20edition%20proposed%20modifications%20for%20Pool%20TAC.pdf?dl=0 

Code Development Information: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/thecode/2020_Code_Development/2020_Code_Development_Process.htm

Code Development Workplan: http://www.floridabuilding.org/fbc/thecode/2020_Code_Development/2020_Code_Development_Process.htm

Notice of Rule Development: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL36703notice_of_rule_development.pdf  

TAC Meeting Schedule: https://images.magnetmail.net/images/clients/APSP/attach/FL36703TAC_meeting_schedule.pdf