Connecticut: Codes, Standards & Regulations

The following Building, Fire Safety and Fire Prevention Codes will be in effect as of October 1, 2022.  This adoption includes the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code.

The new state codes will be known as the:

The 2022 SBC adopts the following model codes:

  • 2021 International Building Code (IBC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Existing Building Code (IEBC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Mechanical Code (IMC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Plumbing Code (IPC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Residential Code (IRC) by the ICC
  • 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC) by the ICC
  • 2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) by NFPA
  • 2017 ICC A117.1 Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities by the ICC

State Fire Safety Code:

  • 2021 International Fire Code (IFC) by the ICC
  • 2021 NFPA 101 - Life Safety Code by the NFPA
  • 2021 NFPA 1 - Fire Code by the NFPA

State Fire Prevention Code:

  • 2015 NFPA 1

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Public Codes

Operating Requirements - Connecticut Public Swimming Pool Design Guide with Addendum

CT Public Swimming Pool Manual

Regulations of the Connecticut State Agencies, Section 19-13-B33b

2021 International Building Code Section 3109 “Swimming Pool Enclosures and Safety Devices”

2021 ICC International Building codes of CT Amendments Section 3109.1

2020 IECC Energy Code for Commercial Pools and Spas

2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code (NEC) by NFPA 


ADA Requirements - YES

Pool Operator Certification - NO

Residential Codes

2022 Connecticut State Building Code

2021 Internatioanl Energy Conservation Code 

Electrical Requirements

  • 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC)