What is the MAHC?
- Read or Search The MAHC - 3rd Edition (2018)
- Understand the Update Process
- CDC Resources
Owned by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the MAHC is a voluntary set of guidelines to prevent injury and illness at public aquatic venues, such as pools, hot tubs, and water playgrounds. These guidelines bring together the latest science and best practices to help jurisdictions save time and resources when they develop and update pool codes. The MAHC outlines specific rules that designers, builders, and managers of public aquatic venues must follow to maximize the fun and the health benefits of water-based activities.