The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has released 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics, and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Code.
The document is available on hardcopy and eBook, which is viewable on computers, tablets, and smart phones. The model code was developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of both public and private swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs to increase operational safety.
Key provisions of the 2018 USPSHTC and changes from the 2015 edition include:
— New listing requirements for underwater luminaires
— New accessibility regulations for pool lifts and accessible routes to swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs
— New requirements for self-contained spas
— New provisions for underwater audio equipment