Lisa S. Grepps
Director, Marketing & Communications
May 18, 2017
Standards Focus on Water Quality & Suction Outlet Fittings

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals announces a public review and comment period is now open through June 26, 2017, on two of its American National Standards Institute/International Code Council standards.

The revised ANSI/APSP/ICC 11-201x, Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas (revision and redesignation of ANSI/APSP 11-2009) covers public swimming pools and spas to be used for bathing and operated by an owner, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of whether a fee is charged for use.

ANSI/APSP/ICC 16-201x, Standard for Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies for Use in Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs (revision and redesignation of ANSI/APSP 16-2011) establishes materials, testing, use, installation, and marking requirements for new or replacement bather-accessible Suction Outlet Fitting Assemblies (SOFAs), other than maintenance drains, that are designed to be fully submerged for use in any pool, which include, but are not limited to a swimming pool, hot tub, spa, portable spa, or non-portable wading pool, or other aquatic venue intended for swimming or recreational bathing.

APSP welcomes industry comments. To receive an electronic or hard copy draft of either or both of these standards, please contact APSP Director of Standards Promotion and Adoption Susan J. Hilaski or call 703-838-0083. The comment deadline is June 26, 2017. If you are submitting a comment, you may email ANSI.


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 or the Association’s consumer site,

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