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New Jersey: Codes, Standards & Regulations

*** On January 31, 2019, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed into law a bill creating license requirements for both pool service contractors and pool builders/installers doing work in the State of New Jersey. find more details here. This law goes into effect July 31, 2019 ***

Effective September 3, 2019, the State of New Jersey (NJ) adopted four new codes that will affect the pool and spa industry.  

The following codes are now adopted:

  • NJ Energy Subcode – 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (Residential)
  • NJ Electrical Subcode – 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • NJ One and Two Family Dwelling Subcode – 2018 International Residential Code (IRC) with NJ edits
  • NJ Building Subcode
    – 2018 International Building Code (IBC) with NJ edits
    – IBC references the 2018 ISPSC

Important Links

 

Public Codes

NJ Building Subcode

 

  • International Building Code (IBC)/2018 NJ Edition
  • Section 3109 with amendments – The design of pools and spas shall comply with the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • Order ISPSC here   

 Public Recreational Bathing Code (2018 update - click to read more)


 General Permit for Wastewater Discharge (click to read more)

Electrical Subcode - 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)

 

Energy Subcode - ASHRAE 90.1-2013 (Commercial & all other Residential)ADA requirements – YES

Pool Operator Certification – YES

Pool Director Certification - YES
State Announces waiver for Director Certitication compliance until 9/1/2019
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Residential Codes

 

Residential Pool Code

One and Two-Family Dwelling Subcode

  • International Residential Code/2018 NJ edition
  • Section R326 – The design and construction of pools and spas shall comply with the 2018 International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC)
  • NJ Edits for R326 
  • Order ISPSC here 

2015 ISPSC - Hydrostatic Pressure Test (311.9):  Memorandum from NJ Div. of Codes & Standards

Electrical Subcode – 2017 National Electrical Code (NFPA), Section 680

Energy Subcode – International Energy Conservation Code/2018

 

 

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