Policy, Recommendations, and Adoption

Below are links to documents that show support for the development and use of the MAHC from key public health and aquatic sector stakeholders. These examples of support for the MAHC may be useful in educating stakeholders in your community and can serve as models for increasing stakeholder engagement.

Public Health Support for the MAHC
Aquatics Sector Support for the MAHC
  • Association of Aquatic Professionals (AOAP). Position Statement: Support for Evaluation and adoption of the Model Aquatic Health Code, 2019.external icon AOAP brings together professionals from all aspects of aquatics to educate, advocate, enrich, network and improve the aquatics industry across the United States and internationally. The AOAP supports the evaluation and adoption of all or part of the MAHC by state, territory, and local health departments; aquatic facilities; and the industry at large with the objective of protecting the future of aquatic facilities and their staff and patrons.
  • National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF). Position Statement: Model Aquatic Health Code, 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 3 pages]. NSPF funds education, research, and helps create swimmers. NSPF urges state, territorial, and local health departments; aquatic facilities; and the industry at large to evaluate and adopt all or part of the MAHC.
  • California Pool and Spa Association (CPSA) and the Pool Spa and Aquatics Alliance (The Alliance). Position Statement: Support for the MAHC with Respect to Commercial Aquatic Facilities, 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 3 pages]. CPSA is a trade association representing 300 businesses that design, build, service and supply pools and spas. The Alliance is a subsidiary of NSPF that raises professional standards and improves sustainability through education and promotion. The statement urges state and local health departments to adopt all, or part of, the MAHC to protect people and facilities. It also urges participation in the CMAHC process to update the MAHC.
  • Commercial Energy Specialists (CES). Endorsement of CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code, 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]. CES provides water treatment programs to maintain safe recreational water. CES strongly urges all manufacturers, distributors, customers, and service agents to embrace and support the MAHC as the all-inclusive guidance document for public pools.
  • ChlorKing. Endorsement of CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code, 2018 pdf icon[PDF – 1 page]. ChlorKing is a manufacturer of onsite chlorine generators and ultraviolet light systems for the commercial swimming pool industry. ChlorKing urges all involved in the commercial swimming pool industry to continue the shared commitment to make facilities better and safer for all.
Policy Statements and Articles that Led to the Creation of the MAHC
Page last reviewed: August 4, 2021