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The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released hardcopy and digital versions of its 2018 editions of the Uniform Solar, Hydronics and Geothermal Code (USHGC) and Uniform Swimming Pool, Spa and Hot Tub Code (USPSHTC). Both the hardcopy and eBook versions can be purchased and downloaded via the IAPMO web store.
The USPSHTC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of both public and private swimming pools, spas and hot tubs to increase the safety of their operation.
Some key provisions of the 2018 USPSHTC and changes from the 2015 edition include: listing requirements for underwater luminaires; accessibility regulations for pool lifts and accessible routes to swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs; requirements for self-contained spas; and provisions for underwater audio equipment
The USHGC is a model code developed by IAPMO to govern the installation and inspection of solar, hydronic, and geothermal energy systems as a means of promoting the public’s health, safety and welfare.
Some key provisions of the 2018 USHGC and changes from the 2015 edition include: insulation and fasteners provisions for radiant and heating/cooling systems; snow and ice melt system controls; slab penetration tube and joint protection used in hydronic systems; listing requirements for ground coupled and water source heat pumps; and more.