Uniform Swimming Pool Spa & Hot Tub Code 2015
The Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa & Hot Tub Code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of swimming pool, spa or hot tub systems as means of promoting the public’s health, safety and welfare.
Key provisions of the 2015 USPSHTC and changes from the 2012 edition include:
New safety requirements for water slides, wave pools, leisure rivers, and spray grounds in order to prevent injuries
New requirements for the construction of underwater benches, seats, and ledges for public swimming pools
New requirements for secondary disinfection systems for public wading pools, catch pools, spray grounds, and therapy pools by ultraviolet light system or ozone system
New requirements for building ventilation and indoor air quality for indoor aquatic facilities or venues
New requirements for natatoriums to prevent the movement of moisture into building surfaces that can result in damage to the building structure
New artificial or natural lighting requirements for public aquatic venues that provide minimum lighting levels to be maintained while in use in order to identify, below the water surface, bathers that are in distress or objects that could pose a danger
New provisions for turnover times for water slides and catch pools, wave pools, leisure rivers, and spray grounds in accordance with industry standards
New requirements for installation, design, and ventilation of chemical feed equipment in order to supply disinfectant and pH control chemicals to an aquatic facility while preventing the hazardous release of chlorine gas
IAPMO first developed and published the USPSHTC, which governs the installation and inspection of both public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tub systems, in March 1967. Just like the 2009 and 2012 editions of this code, the 2015 USPSHTC was produced using the American National Standards Institute accredited, open-consensus process.