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APSP revises standard for public pools and spas

The revised standard addresses industry developments affecting bather safety.
The revised standard addresses industry developments affecting bather safety.

The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) has announced the newly revised ANSI/APSP/ICC-11 2019 Standard for Water Quality in Public Pools and Spas, which includes significant changes that will impact pool and spa service professionals.

Compared to its 2009 predecessor, the new standard addresses advances in technology and an improved understanding of water quality and chemistry. The goal of the standard is to provide an understanding of the minimum guidelines related to water quality parameters in public pools and spas operated by an owner, licensee, or concessionaire, regardless of a fee.

“For a decade, pool and spa industry service professionals have been using Standard 11 to advance customer satisfaction through improved water quality,” said APSP Recreational Water Quality Committee chairman, Joe Laurino. “The revised standard addresses secondary disinfection systems, the impact of stabilized chlorine on disinfection, and other industry developments affecting bather safety. We hope service professionals and policymakers continue to be advocates for better water quality and adopt these strategies, based on the latest technical information available, in their everyday applications.”

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