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Resources On Industry Standards & Regulations

The WWA monitors a variety of industry issues, regulations and standards so that we are able to keep park and supplier members informed and updated on these important issues that affect their operations and businesses. The following issues, regulations and standards have been identified by WWA's Board of Directors, as well as WWA Committee members, as being timely and impactful for the water leisure industry. To learn more about each issue, including background information and links to useful supplemental data and tools, click on the More Information link. If you would like to suggest a new item for future monitoring or share an additional link for any one of the current issues, please call +1-913-599-0300.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The law was divided into five subparts but for the swimming pool and spa industry the relevant sections are Public Entities and Public transportation (Title II) and Public Acco
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ASTM International

ASTM International is a globally recognized leader in the development and delivery of voluntary consensus standards. Today, over 12,000 ASTM standards are used around the world to improve product quality, enhance health and safety, strengthen market
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CDC's Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is a set of guidelines published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This voluntary guidance document is based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities and the a
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ICC's International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC)

The ICC’s International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) was launched in July 2009 by the ICC Board in an effort to develop the first comprehensive swimming pool code coordinated with the current requirements to meet the rules of the Virginia Graeme
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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Act (VGB)

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB Act) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007. Designed to prevent drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the law became effective on December 19, 2
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