The provisions of the 2012 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code apply to swimming pools, spas, or hot tub plumbing systems.
The provisions of the 2012 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code apply to the building, installation, alteration, addition, repair, relocation, replacement, use or maintenance of swimming pools, spas or hot tub plumbing systems.
Key changes to the 2012 edition include:
- Two new materials (PE-RT and Polyproplene) approved for building supply and water distribution piping and fittings including their applicable standards.
- Joining methods were added to address material for building supply and water distribution piping and fittings.
- New chapter added for the design, materials and methods of construction, facilities and decks as they pertain to public and private swimming pools, spas and hot tubs including structural design, testing, dimensions for floor and wall slopes, markings, maximum bathing load, public facilities, decks, and lightening protection systems.
- New chapter added for general safety equipment as they pertain to swimming pools, spas and hot tubs including means of entry and exits including steps, ladders, stairs, barrier requirements, safety covers, chemicals, signage and water clarity. Anyone who installs, maintains, or repairs pools, spas, or hot tubs needs the code requirements listed in the 2012 Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code. The best way to ensure that your work will pass inspection is to have knowledge of the specific installation and repair requirements listed for swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. Contents Chapter 1 - Administration Chapter 2 - Definitions Chapter 3 - General Requirements Chapter 4 - Design, Materials and Methods of Construction Chapter 5 - Water Quality Chapter 6 - Equipment Chapter 7 - Water Heating Equipment and Vents Chapter 8 - Fuel Gas Piping Chapter 9 - Safety Chapter 10 - Referenced Standards