Adopting ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 Standard as a Companion to the International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC)

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Presenters: Dennis Berkshire & John Mason, REHS

Tuesday, November 14, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
1 Hour | 1 PHTA CEU | 0.1 IACET CEU



Recently published, the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 American National Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance is designed to be fully adopted and incorporated into state and local regulations and focuses on key areas of public pool O&M. During this session, we'll review the provisions of the standard and how they compare to the MAHC, how the standard can be used alongside the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) to create comprehensive regulations for public pools, and how to implement the standard in your jurisdiction.


Learning Objectives

  • Understand the key provisions within the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 standard.
  • Know how this standard compares with and differs from other industry standards, such as the MAHC.
  • Examine how ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 standard is designed to collaborate with public pool design and construction codes such as the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code.
  • Learn how to implement the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 standard in your jurisdiction.


Presenter Bios

Dennis Berkshire has over 35 years of experience in the aquatics industry, with national field experience in swimming pool design, construction and operation, and training. He currently serves as the Chair of the PHTA-2 Standard Writing Committee for the ANSI/PHTA/ICC-2 American National Standard for Public Pool and Spa Operations and Maintenance. Dennis also chaired the Operator Training Module for the Model Aquatic Health Code and is working with NSF as a member of the Joint Committee on Recreational Water Facilities. As an instructor for the Certified Pool Operator course and the Aquatic Facility Operator course, he has trained over 1,000 swimming pool and aquatic facility operators. In addition, Dennis was named as one of “Power 25” by Aquatics International Magazine for his efforts in shaping the Model Aquatic Health Code.

John Mason, REHS, is a registered environmental health specialist working for the public health division at Deschutes County in Bend, OR. He has over 20 years of pool regulatory experience and has been a CPO® Instructor since 2006. Mason currently runs the Swimming Pool and Lodging facilities inspection program for the county and his goal is to keep his clients out of the court system by working cooperatively to solve problems and meet the intent of the law. He has served as the voice for public health on the PHTA Commercial Code Council for the last three years and was named the Oregon Public Health Specialist of the year in 2018.

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