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New Jersey: Codes, Standards & Regulations

The APSP swimming pool and spa standards that were formally referenced by the New Jersey Uniform Construction Code are now replaced by the 2015 ICC/APSP International Swimming Pool and Spa Code

On September 21, 2015, 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 – 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (Residential)
  • NJ Electrical Subcode – 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA 70)
  • NJ One and Two Family Dwelling Subcode – 2015 International Residential Code (IRC) with NJ edits
  • NJ Building Subcode – 2015 International Building Code (IBC) with NJ edits
Important Links
  • NJ Department of Community Affairs
  • NJ Uniform Construction Code
  • NJ Department of Health
  • Referenced ANSI/APSP Standards
  • Public Codes

    NJ Building Subcode

    NEW (effective 1/16/18): Public Recreational Bathing Code (click to read more)

    (effective 10/1/17): General Permit for Wastewater Discharge (click to read more)

    Electrical Subcode - 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC)

    Energy Subcode – ASHRAE 90.1-2013

    ADA requirements – YES

    Pool Operator Certification – YES

    Residential Codes

    Residential Pool Code

    One and Two-Family Dwelling Subcode

    • International Residential Code/2015 NJ edition
    • Section R326 – The design and construction of pools and spas shall comply with the 2015 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 – 2014 National Electrical Code (NFPA), Section 680

    Energy Subcode – International Energy Conservation Code/2015


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