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International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Released

The International Code Council (ICC) has teamed up with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) to develop the 2012 ISPSC.  The swimming pool code coordinated with the current requirements in the International Codes® and APSP standards.  Developed with the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), the ISPSC establishes minimum regulations for public and residential pools, spas, and hot tubs.  The code provides Virginia Graeme Baker Act compliance and covers all types of aquatic vessels.  Visit www.iccsafe.org/pool to learn more.

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Illinois Swimming Facility Legislation in Final Stages of Passage

Significant modifications to the Illinois Swimming Pool Health Code are being proposed in the Swimming Facility Act.   SB 3727 (Harmon, D. / Currie, B.) passed out of committee this week and is now on the House floor.  The bill requires prequalification by the Illinois Department of Public Health for architects, engineers and contractors to complete […]

MAHC Disinfection & Water Quality – CH Response

The CDC posted the Disinfection & Water Quality Model Aquatic Health Code Module for public comment on February 27, 2012. Hydrologicblog posted this announcement with the supporting documents. Disinfection & Water Quality Model Aquatic Health Code Module The Counsilman – Hunsaker team posted a group response in support of the public comment requirements. This response […]

Bob Hawken Retires From Neptune Benson

Bob has been a fixture in the aquatics industry for 42 years.  He focused on the commercial swimming pool industry beginning in the early 1980’s and after a 6 year relationship with KDI Sylvan Pools, joined Neptune Benson.   It is reported that we will still see Bob on special projects.  The Counsilman – Hunsaker team […]

Reasonable Pool ADA Requirements

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) testified today before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution in support of reasonable pool and spa entry requirements for travelers with disabilities and called on the Department of Justice (DOJ) to work for sensible measures that provide access while protecting children from harm. AH&LA ADA Counsel Minh Vu, […]