What Is The MAHC?

The MAHC is the only all-inclusive national model pool code that addresses today’s cutting edge health and safety issues.

The MAHC is unique in that it is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it vote on its content every three years via membership in the CMAHC. It is based on scientific data and best practices gathered through a strong partnership between public health and aquatics industry experts, which makes it easier to adopt and implement. Unlike legislation, The MAHC is voluntarily adopted wholly or in part and driven by your expertise. It is free, accessible to all, and backed by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) worked for 7 years with public health, academia, and aquatics industry representatives across the United States on guidance to prevent drowning, injuries, and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas. The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is voluntary guidance based on science and best practices that can help local and state authorities make swimming and other water activities healthier and safer. The MAHC serves as a voluntary model and guide for local and state agencies needing to update or implement swimming pool and spa code, rules, regulations, guidance, law, or standards governing the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, and other disinfected aquatic facilities.