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Position Statements Introduction

GENESIS® 3, Inc. provides an international forum for continuing education and the establishment of higher standards in watershape design, engineering, and construction. In pursuit of this goal, GENESIS® hereby publishes this Position Statement regarding hydraulic safety.

This Position Statement was assembled with input from leading professionals in the pool and spa industry including individuals that are not members of GENESIS®. The contributors share a common goal of improving safety, reducing energy consumption, raising the current standards, and building better quality projects. The positions are not biased toward specific manufacturers or products.

This document is not a consensus standard or building code. It has not gone through the consensus procedures of any recognized standards writing authority. GENESIS® has no interest in pursuing the consensus process that would only dilute these positions with inferior concepts based on specific products, technology, maintaining backwards-compatibility, or other conflicts of interest. Use of this document is completely voluntary.

This document is made available in the public domain. GENESIS® encourages the free distribution, use, and reference of this document in whole or in part. Individuals or firms involved with the design, engineering, construction, maintenance, and operation of pools, spas, and water features may use this Position Statement to guide their work; however, in no way does this relieve them from compliance with all laws, codes, standards, regulations, ordinances, or other requirements. Individuals and companies involved with the development of standards and codes are encouraged to consider these Position Statements and the associated Commentary. Authorities having jurisdiction may reference this document directly as a building code in whole or in part.

GENESIS® reserves the right to add to, delete from, or otherwise modify this document at any time without notice. The positions stated herein represent sound thinking on the date of publication given the current state of technology, experience, and information. GENESIS® recognizes that “one size does not fit all” and that there are exceptions to every rule.

In publishing this document, GENESIS® disclaims all liability and is not responsible for any loss, damages, or injuries that may result from reliance upon the statements contained herein.

Pool & Recreational Shotcrete Committee