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ISPSC International Swimming Pool and Spa Code Review and Calculations Training (ISPSC) ($425/person)
For Inspectors and Pool Builders-
Focused on Residential Pools and Spas

This new course is to review and teach calculations needed for plan review following the new ISPSC Pool Building Code. Pool Builders in all states should consider the ISPSC to be the minimum standard. In Texas, HB 2858 was signed by Governor Abbott creating stronger reasons to comply with the new building codes. This course is designed to help builders and inspectors understand many of the changes to pool construction and the flow requirements required by referenced codes.  Builders should be aware of TDH and the proper calculations for the information that may be required on their building permit and /or which may help with legal issues that end up in court. This course focuses on Residential Pool and Spa Construction.

Watch for a related course for pool service people- HB 2858 applies to repair, remodeling and new pool/spa construction.

This current course provides each person a copy of the ISPSC Codebook with Commentary and handouts with the course materials. It does not include the related code books like the NEC, IRC, APSP/ANSI 7 and others.

In this class we will walk through the calculations required for APSP/ANSI 7 & 15. These calculations should be provided with any plan review and should be a part of the pool plan packet. 

Texas adopts HB 2858- June 14, 2019

June 14, 2019 Governor Abbott signed HB 2858 into law in Texas. This bill states-

Sec. 214.103.  INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING POOL AND SPA CODE.  (a)  In this section, "International Swimming Pool and Spa Code" means the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code promulgated by the International Code Council.

(b)  To protect the public health, safety, and welfare, the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code, as it existed on May 1, 2019, is adopted as the municipal swimming pool and spa code in this state.

(c)  The International Swimming Pool and Spa Code applies to all construction, alteration, remodeling, enlargement, and repair of swimming pools and spas in a municipality that elects to regulate pools or spas, including under Section 214.101.

To read the full bill-click here.

HB 2858 applies to Residential and Commercial Pools in Texas

The bill specifically identifies cities that decide to regulate the construction of residential pools. Commercial pools were already supposed to be built to Texas codes- that are very close to the ISPSC codes.

If you are building (or repairing or remodeling) pools & spas anywhere in the state, I suggest that the ISPSC should be considered to be the minimum standard. I am not a lawyer, I cannot give legal advice, but check with your lawyer. I suggest that if you end up in court for a project that was not built to the minimum standards required by the ISPSC, then I believe that your legal defense will be very weak. I believe that you are likely to lose.