The Pool & Hot Tub Alliance (PHTA) has announced the publication of the ANSI/PHTA/ICC10 2021 American National Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure. PHTA-10 can now be purchased from the PHTA Online Store.
The purpose of this new standard is to establish recommended minimum guidelines to provide a reasonable level of safety and protection to the structure into which the pool or spa is integrated. Safety and protection of health and public welfare are regulated by the applicable pool and spa codes and standards that control the design, construction, installation, quality of materials, location, and maintenance or use of pools and spas.
PHTA-10 applies to the construction, alteration, relocation, renovation, replacement, repair, and maintenance of permanently installed pools and spas over a habitable, occupiable, or unoccupied space.
Elevated pools and spas are integrated into a structure over an occupiable space, are a subsystem of the structure, and shall be designed to interface with other building subsystems to reduce the risk of damage and undesirable impacts. Among other criteria, the design shall include a water-containment means that is accessible for maintenance.
Purchase a copy of the ANSI/ PHTA/ICC-10 2021 American National Standard for Elevated Pools, Spas and Other Aquatic Venues Integrated into a Building or Structure here.
For more information, contact the PHTA Standards Dept. at [email protected], or www.PHTA.org, or call (703) 838-0083.