Here’s an article by ICC about the first jurisdictions to adopt the new pool and spa code.  This will effect deck builders with new codes now in place in Amarillo, Texas; Mt. Juliette, Illinois; and the entire state of South Carolina. ~ Glenn Mathewson, NADRA Technical Advisor

Jurisdictions First to Adopt New Swimming Pool and Spa Safety Code:

Amarillo, Texas, Mt. Juliette, Tennessee, and the state of South Carolina are the first jurisdictions in the nation to adopt the 2012International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC), the only comprehensive code to upgrade pool and spa safety and meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act. The ISPSC, published by the International Code Council, uses prescriptive and performance-related provisions to establish minimum safety requirements for public and residential pools, spas and hot tubs.

“It only makes sense to utilize the most current industry standards,” said Scott McDonald, Amarillo Building Official. “The ISPSC provides a single resource for persons involved in every aspect of the construction, maintenance and operation of pools, spas and hot tubs, to ensure they provide for the welfare and safety of the users.”

The ISPSC was developed with input from a wide range of industry experts, including the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP), and was finalized through the Code Council’s governmental consensus process. The ISPSC effectively combines the relevant provisions of the full set of ICC Codes (read full article HERE)