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,” ISPHSC Committee Chairman Scott Lambiase said. “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,” ICC-SRCC Director Shawn Martin said. "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,” APSP Vice President of Technical and Standards Carvin DiGiovanni said.

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