The Update Newsletter 

The Update is NESPA's monthly e-newsletter which highlight's association activities, breaking industry news and insights on business topics.  Below are links to the most recent editions.  If you are looking for an article and aren't able to find it, please contact NESPA at


​Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 Delayed

​Effective Date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 Delayed

Author: Alcide Guzman/Tuesday, September 1, 2020/Categories: News, Update Newsletters


 U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission moved the effective date of ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 (Drain Cover Standard) from November 24, 2020, to May 24, 2021, to provide drain cover manufacturers additional time while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic that has disrupted manufacturers and test labs. Additional details about this delay can be found on the Pool & Hot Tub Alliance's website.

This standard is a critical provision in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.  Take a closer look at the updates included in the 2017 version of this standard in a feature article recently published in NESPA's The Edge Magazine.  In the article, Steve Barnes, Chairman of PHTA's Technical Committee, provides insights into key updates and what they mean for the industry.



Number of views (4289)/Comments (0)

Please login or register to post comments.

Theme picker

Stay Connected

Stay up-to-speed on upcoming events, breaking industry news and more by connecting with the Northeast Spa & Pool Association!

Connect Today!

Past Newsletter Updates