The California Building Standards Commission has issued a proposed building code for commercial pools and waterparks on behalf of the California Department of Public Health.

According to the policy statement from that department, the goal is to update existing public pool regulations and bring them up to current health/safety standards.

The document also indicates that the new standards will add $4,687 to in costs to each new-pool construction or renovation.

A 45-day public comment period runs through June 27 and if any modifications are made based on feedback, “the full text of the proposed modifications, clearly indicated, will be made available to the public for at least 15 days prior to the date on which the CBSC adopts, amends, or repeals the regulations.”

Specific questions on proposed changes should be addressed to Robin Belle Hook, Chief Environmental Services Section, California Department of Public Health, Division of Drinking Water and Environmental Management Branch, Phone: 916.449.5693/