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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Question:

Re: CQD answer published Monday, September 3, 2018 -Swimming Pool Lighting

Charlie, here is some additional information about pools and hot tubs.

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC)

https://www.cdc.gov/mahc/editions/current.html

Tammy

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Answer:

Hey Tammy thanks for sharing that great resource. The Model Aquatic Health Code does not apply to pools or hot tubs/spas in people’s homes or backyards. It also might not be adopted in your area but does have a lot of valuable information including lighting in 4.6.1.

The MAHC is a free, science-based resource to improve health and safety in Public swimming pools, Pools and hot tubs/spas in hotels, apartment complexes, and neighborhoods, Waterparks

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