Whitney Doll, International Code Council
Andrea Wells, The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals
703.838.0083 ext. 166
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2018
ICC-SRCC AND APSP RELEASE NEW SOLAR POOL AND SPA HEATING SYSTEM STANDARD
ICC/APSP/SRCC 400 helps assure consumers that the solar heating systems used in residential
and commercial pools and spas are safe and reliable
(ALEXANDRIA, VA) - The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) and the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) announced the release of the first edition of the Solar Pool and Spa Heating System Standard (ICC/APSP 902/SRCC 400-2017). Accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard, ICC/APSP/SRCC 400 was developed through the International Code Council’s consensus-based standard development process that brings together all stakeholders, including code officials, product and system manufacturers, design professionals, researchers, and facility owners and managers.
Developed by the Code Council Pool Solar Heating and Cooling Standard Committee (IS-PHSC), this new standard establishes minimum requirements for safety, performance and installation of solar heating systems installed in residential and commercial swimming pools and spas. ICC/APSP/SRCC 400 is consistent with the requirements established in the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) and is intended for adoption by government agencies and organizations.
“ICC/APSP/SRCC 400 provides appropriate protections for health, safety and welfare while avoiding unnecessary restrictions on the use of new materials, technologies or designs,” said IS-PHSC Committee Chairman Scott Lambiase. “When developing this standard, we took into account both well-established solar thermal and emerging solar photovoltaic water heating technologies.”
“We are very proud to present this new standard, which is the result of several years of hard work by the Committee members and Code Council staff,” said ICC-SRCC Director Shawn Martin. “Later this year, ICC-SRCC will be launching a new program to certify solar pool heating systems to this new standard, adding to the growing list of exceptional products and services that we provide our clients.”
“APSP is pleased to partner with ICC on the development of this landmark ANSI standard for solar technology as it applies to swimming pools. We are encouraged that it may be the first of several to follow for the swimming pool industry,” claims APSP Vice President of Technical and Standards Carvin DiGiovanni.
To learn more about the new standard, click here.
About the International Code Council
The International Code Council is a member-focused association. It is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design, build and compliance process to construct safe, sustainable, affordable and resilient structures. Most U.S. communities and many global markets choose the International Codes.
The Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) is a program of the ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), a member of the ICC Family of Companies. ICC-SRCC provides authoritative performance ratings, certifications and standards for renewable energy products.
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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