National Drowning Prevention Alliance Supports PHTA and ISPSC
The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance announced that the National Drowning Prevention Alliance supports the adoption of International Swimming Pool & Spa Code to help save lives. When adopted, the ISPSC will provide the country’s over 13-million backyard residential pools and spas the same level of high bather safety protection that the VGB mandates for the nation’s public pools.
ISPSC is a comprehensive pool and spa code that regulates the minimum requirements for the design, construction, alteration and repair and maintenance of new residential and public pools and spas, including aboveground pools, waterparks, and factory built portable hot tubs. It specifically addresses guidelines on how to comply with the VGB requirements for suction entrapment avoidance and layers of protection inhibiting unintended entry and drowning prevention. “The NDPA supports the adoption of the ISPSC in states and local jurisdictions around the country,” says NDPA Executive Director, Dr. Adam Katchmarchi. “We believe that the adoption of the ISPSC is a great step towards making pools and spas safer and look forward to help promote its adoption.”
“As we look toward the future, ISPSC adoption will enhance the safe use of our industry’s pools and spas, reducing incidences while increasing the joy and health benefits they provide,” says Carvin DiGiovanni, PHTA vice president of standards and technical. “PHTA has always been on the forefront of ISPSC adoption. We will continue to educate the industry and stakeholders on the value and benefits of the ISPSC.”