Standards for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas, Portable Spas and Swim Spas Up for Public Review & Comment

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The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces that a public review and comment period is open on a proposed new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, which addresses water conservation efficiency in pools, spas, portable spas and swim spas through October 17, 2016.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces that a public review and comment period is open on a proposed new American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, which addresses water conservation efficiency in pools, spas, portable spas and swim spas through October 17, 2016.

The proposed ANSI/APSP/ICC-13-201x, Standard for Water Conservation Efficiency in Pools, Spas, Portable Spas and Swim Spas, covers methods and technologies to increase the efficient use and conservation of water for residential and public recreational pools, spas, portable spas, and swim spas equipped with a filtration circulation system.

In recent years, a number of areas across the country have experienced drought conditions and some are considering placing restrictions on pool/spa construction and maintenance in an effort to save water. Dan Johnson, CBP, who serves as Chairman of the APSP-13 writing committee stated, “By adopting this standard municipalities, pool and spa owners, builders and service professionals all benefit. The efficiency of water use and reduced water loss in pools and spas operating in compliance with this standard will be substantial.”

To receive an electronic draft of the newly proposed water conservation efficiency standard or to comment, please contact APSP director of standards promotion and adoption Susan J. Hilaski at shilaski(at)apsp.org or call 703.838.0083 ext. 150. The comment deadline is Monday, October 17, 2016. If you are submitting a comment, you may copy ANSI at psa(at)ansi.org.

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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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