Pool & Spa Energy Code
Florida Building Commission adopts glitch amendments to 2010 codeby Jennifer Hatfield, FSPA Government Relations Consultant
Final changes clarified that controls capable of operating at two or more speeds must only be installed for use with a pump motor capable of operating at two or more speeds. The changes also eliminated the reference to Florida Standards 1 & 2, replacing them with references within the code to the APSP 14 (portable spas) and APSP 15 (residential pools and inground spas), the energy efficient standards a contractor must also abide by when addressing the energy efficient requirements found in the code.
All glitch amendments that were adopted will now be integrated into the 2010 Florida Building Code. The 2010 code took effect March 15, 2012.
Links and Information
- Flier explaining energy requirements available in the members only area. Click on downloads and then government relations.
- FSPA has language in the HB 849 – Building Code Bill that will fix the energy language in the statute and changes the effective date to March 15, 2012.
- Consumer brochures available. Click here to view this trifold brochure and login to the members’ only area to download the order form.
- Residential Pool Pumps Certified to ANSI/APSP-15
- Energy Efficiency Requirements Flowchart – updated 2/17/12
- Energy Law Q&A – updated 2/20/12
- Article: Be prepared for 2011 effective date – please note, the dates listed in this article have since changed – the FL Building Code will now go into effect March 15, 2012.
- 2010 Legislation – HB 663 and the pool energy part of the bill
- 2008 Legislation – HB 7135
- Florida Building Code Pool and Spa Energy Proposals – Commercial and Residential