Codes and Standards

Swimming Pool and Spa Plasterers and the VGB Act
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Swimming Pool and Spa Plasterers and the VGB Act

During renovation and replastering, drain covers require a certain amount of care... More

California Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Industry Fears More Water Woes
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California Swimming Pool and Hot Tub Industry Fears More Water Woes

The state government is looking to standardize and approve water-use plans... More

Drain Cover Standard Update Nearing Completion
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Drain Cover Standard Update Nearing Completion

After several years of working involving the CPSC, the standard will contain... More

In Memoriam: Don Witte, Entrapment Research Pioneer, Code-Writing Virtuoso
		1936-2016
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In Memoriam: Don Witte, Entrapment Research Pioneer, Code-Writing Virtuoso 1936-2016

Witte performed entrapment tests decades before the phenomenon became a nationwide... More

In Memoriam: Northeast Spa & Pool Association's Paulette Pitrak
1951-2016
Florida Building Code Limits Finish Options, Brings Back Sun Shelves to Commercial Pools
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Florida Building Code Limits Finish Options, Brings Back Sun Shelves to Commercial Pools

Trade associations collaborate to develop consistent finish-color standards and... More

Florida Considers Restricting Ability to Perform Electrical Work
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Florida Considers Restricting Ability to Perform Electrical Work

On the heels of multiple electrical incidents, a state agency may decide licensed... More

National Electrical Code Undergoes Update
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National Electrical Code Undergoes Update

New language regarding pool and spa lifts and low-voltage cover motors highlight... More

Is a Surf Park a 'Swimming Pool'?
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Is a Surf Park a 'Swimming Pool'?

A case in Austin, Texas shows what happens when an atypical pool must meet state... More

Second Edition of MAHC Released
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Second Edition of MAHC Released

The federal commercial-pool code saw changes large and small More

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