This Wolfpack Webinar will be presented live over Zoom on Wednesday, May 18th at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific. Please register below to secure your spot and receive an email reminder before the presentation.


Pool Design Policy Updates

Original Presentation Date: May 18th, 2022

Presented by Steve Barnes of AquaStar

New and revised standards (APSP-16 and PHTA-2), changing building codes, and academic research have the potential to dramatically change how hydraulic systems are sized, connected, and inspected. Join Steve Barnes, PHTA ANSI Technical Committee Co-Chair, as he provides an update on what has already changed, what is likely to change, and the potential game-changing impact on future public and residential pool designs.

1:00 hour -Watershape University is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEUs for this program.

CEUs are awarded for successfully logging completion of this webinar through the course curriculum page after viewing the lecture. Further instructions for registering your completion of this course are posted on the course curriculum page below the webinar recording.


  1. Distinguish the difference between VGBA tested water velocities and building code design velocities as compared to best practices in the field today.
  2. Evaluate a new approach to filter selection based on performance with the potential to save energy while improving water clarity.
  3. Discuss new proposed design options for both residential & public pool structures.
  4. Express the importance for subject matter experts to get involved in the policy development process for codes & standards.

A free Wolfpack Webinar

This course is part of our Weekly Wolfpack Webinar series, conducted live every Wednesday at 3pm Eastern/Noon Pacific, and archived as a recording shortly after the live session concludes.