SOURCE: Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code

The American Chemistry Council’s sponsorship to sustain and promote the Model Aquatic Health Code demonstrates their commitment to improving the health and safety of public aquatic venues nationwide.

Decatur, Ga., January 24, 2019 – The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) today announced the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) renewed status as a Gold Level Sponsor of the CMAHC. The ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division represents the leaders in the pool chemical industry, and their sponsorship highlights the organization’s dedication to ensuring a healthier and safer swimming experience for everyone.

“The CMAHC works to not only sustain and update the Model Aquatic Health Code, but also promote its use, which is critical if we want to see true improvements in aquatic health and safety,” said Douglas Sackett, executive director of the CMAHC. “The American Chemistry Council’s generous sponsorship helps us work towards both of these goals.”

“Protecting swimmers’ health necessitates appropriate swimming pool chemistry. We are proud to support the Model Aquatic Health Code, which outlines the highest safety standards for pool operation and maintenance, including those related to pool chemical use and storage,” said Judith Nordgren, managing director of ACC’s Chlorine Chemistry Division.

The CMAHC relies entirely on member dues and sponsors who recognize the benefits of the open access and science-based guidance in the Model Aquatic Health Code, and its potential to improve the health and safety of aquatics. 

About the Model Aquatic Health Code

The Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC) is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s voluntary guidance documentthat brings together the latest knowledge, based on science and best practices, to help state and local government officials develop and update pool codes. The guidance is all-inclusive and covers design, construction, operation, and management of public aquatic facilities. If followed, the guidelines in the MAHC can help reduce risk for drowning, injuries, and the spread of recreational water illnesses at public swimming pools and spas.

About the CMAHC

The Council for the Model Aquatic Health Code (CMAHC) was created to manage updates to, and promote voluntary adoption of, CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code (MAHC), the only all-inclusive national model pool code. The MAHC is kept sustainable, current, and complete because the people who use it also research, develop, discuss, and vote on proposed changes through membership in the CMAHC. The CMAHC submits these proposed changes to CDC as advice on how the MAHC needs to change to keep up with the latest science and best practices. Throughout the year, CMAHC staff educate local and state authorities, aquatic facility owners and operators, designers and builders, manufacturers, and suppliers about the MAHC and its potential to ensure a healthy and safe swimming experience for everyone. Learn more at www.cmahc.org.

About the American Chemistry Council

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) represents a diverse set of companies engaged in the business of chemistry. An innovative, $526 billion enterprise, ACC works to solve some of the biggest challenges facing our nation and our world. ACC members apply the science of chemistry to make innovative products and services that make people’s lives better, healthier and safer. ACC is committed to improved environmental, health and safety performance through Responsible Care®, common sense advocacy designed to address major public policy issues, and health and environmental research and product testing.