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ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance In Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins. The ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 standard is the first comprehensive systems approach to engineering swimming pools and spas to avoid suction entrapment hazards. It is the only standard that protects against the three root causes of entrapments: suction, water velocity and mechanical binding. Based on the best science and practices, APSP-7 offers technically sound solutions to prevent all forms of entrapment: hair, limb, body, mechanical entrapment and evisceration. This key PHTA safety standard provides a model code for national, state and local officials, which PHTA urges all states to adopt. ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 is consistent with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA) and current U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) interpretations. The International Code Council (ICC) first adopted this standard in 2008 for incorporation into the 2009 International Building Code (IBC) and International Residential Code (IRC), Appendix G. This is the downloadable PDF version.
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