Soon swimming pool and spa code will be upgrade to provide pool safety and meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act will soon be available for adoption by jurisdictions and use by contractors. The ISPSC is expected to be available in March. A while back a seven-year-old girl named Virginia Baker, who is the granddaughter of former White House Chief of Staff James Baker,was the fatal victim of suction-pump entrapment in an in-ground spa. Because of that changes to the code approved during the November hearings included:
The ISPSC was developed under the Code Council’s governmental consensus process with the support of the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals, and brought together the industry’s top-notch code enforcement officials, pool safety experts, engineers, health department officials, contractors, manufacturers and others.