The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals Announces the Plastering Swimming Pools & Spas Standard is Now Approved by the American National Standards Institute

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the ANSI/APSP/International Code Council (ICC)/National Plasterers Council (NPC) –12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas.

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announces that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the ANSI/APSP/International Code Council (ICC)/National Plasterers Council (NPC) –12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas.

APSP, the only industry organization accredited by ANSI to develop and promote national consensus standards for pools, hot tubs, and spas, collaborated with the NPC on the development of ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC–12 2016.

“Before now, there was no consensus standard on the plastering of swimming pools and spas,” said APSP Vice President of Technical & Standards Carvin DiGiovanni. “Through the APSP-12 standards committee, the NPC worked tirelessly with us to establish a standard on the art and science of plastering swimming pools and spas. We look forward to further collaboration with NPC and others in the industry as we use technology to improve the customer experience with our industry’s products.”

ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC–12 2016 Standard for the Plastering of Swimming Pools and Spas covers the material and application for the plastering of cementitious finish coatings for in-ground swimming pools or other cementitious water-containment vessels. It sets forth the identification and stipulation of non-structural cementitious finish coating materials for usage in plastering, the application and finishing methodologies based on common accepted trade practices and the installation of non-structural cementitious interior finish coatings for in-ground swimming pools or other cementitious water-containment vessels.

The NPC views ANSI/APSP/ICC/NPC–12 2016 as a standard that delivers on the mission of the overall organization. “This is the beginning of the NPC’s education of the architectural community and other likeminded professionals about the very best in pool plastering practices. We applaud APSP’s leadership and support in getting this completed,” said NPC Executive Director Jeff Henderson.

Scott McKenna, incoming NPC Chair and Chairman of its Technical Advisory Committee added, “We see this peer reviewed standard as a key first step in establishing proper practices for our industry. The result is a standard that can be proudly referred to by associations across the pool industry.”

For more information about the Standard, contact DiGiovanni at cdigiovanni(at)apsp.org. To purchase it visit APSP.or/Store.

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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 or the Association’s consumer site, EscapetoWater.com.

About the NPC
The National Plasterers Council (NPC) is an international trade association dedicated to advancing the research, application, care, and maintenance of cementitious interior pool finishes. The NPC is committed to bringing comprehensive information about pool plastering characteristics, applications, design and technology to users, product designers, engineers and architects. Further, NPC is focused on enhancing the ability of its members to meet the emerging demands of the market through sharing knowledge and best practices. For more information visit http://www.npconline.org. For questions regarding this press release, or the National Plasterers Council in general, please do not hesitate to contact NPC headquarters at any time. Our email is nationalplastercouncil(at)gmail.com and our phone number is (847) 416-7272.

Lisa Grepps
Director, Marketing & Communications
lgrepps(at)APSP.org

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