Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Pools and Spas Up for Public Review and Comment

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces the draft revision of the ANSI/APSP-7 2006 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins. Comments are due June 15, 2013.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces the draft revision of the ANSI/APSP-7 2006 Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins. Comments are due June 15, 2013.

APSP is seeking the approval for the revisions under the accreditation procedures with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standard covers design and performance criteria for circulation systems including components, devices, and related technology installed to protect against entrapment hazards in residential and public swimming pools, wading pools, inground spas, catch pools, and aquatic recreation facilities. This standard applies to new and, when retrofitting, existing installations. Suction entrapment avoidance guidelines for portable electric spas/hot tubs are not covered by this standard. They are covered by UL 1563, Electric Spas, Equipment Assemblies, and Associated Equipment.

To obtain a copy of the draft, e-mail Bernice Crenshaw, director, standards & technical information, at bcrenshaw(at)apsp(dot)org.

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About APSP

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) is the world’s oldest and largest association representing swimming pool, hot tub, and spa manufacturers, distributors, manufacturers’ agents, designers, builders, installers, suppliers, retailers, and service professionals. Dedicated to the growth and development of its members’ businesses and to promoting the enjoyment and safety of pools and spas, APSP offers a range of services, from professional development to advancing key legislation and regulation at the federal and local levels, to consumer outreach and public safety. APSP is the only industry organization recognized by the American National Standards Institute to develop and promote national standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas. For more information, visit APSP.org.

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