S*** You Should Know

Q:  When will the updated ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 Suction Entrapment Standard be
          available? What are the expected updates? 

A: ANSI/PHTA/ICC-7 2020 American National Standard for Suction Entrapment Avoidance in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs, and Catch Basins is available for purchase now through PHTA at phta.org.

There are several changes to the standard. Flow rates will need to be verified after a project is finished by using a vacuum and pressure gauge, or by using a flow meter that is installed per the manufacturer’s instructions. There is now a simplified TDH calculation; maximum flow rate for both secured and unsecured methods; revised definitions for several terms consistent with those used in ANSI/APSP/ICC-16. The term design flow rate will be used to determine the correct pipe size; maximum flow rate will be used to determine the correct suction outlet cover. 

If you have any questions please contact FSPA Government Affairs Manager Dallas Thiesen at 941-952-9293 or at Dallas@FloridaPoolPro.com.