ACCA Boosts Mechanical Contractor Resources with Manual SPS

October 2017
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HVAC contractors have received an important boost in the technical resources available as they design and install HVAC systems for indoor swimming pools and spas.

The Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) has announced the reaffirmation and renewed availability of ACCA’s Manual SPS – HVAC Design for Swimming Pools and Spas.
As an industry-leading manufacturer of dehumidification and Indoor Air Quality systems, Desert Aire contributed technical information and drawings to Manual SPS. Desert Aire’s Keith Coursin, president, also served as an advisor and content reviewer.

Mr. Coursin said, “The ACCA’s Manual SPS is the mechanical contractor’s single source of information for the design and installation of dehumidifiers for any indoor pool and spa project. Manual SPS helps bring together all of the many things that must be planned and completed correctly in order to have a properly functioning HVAC system.”

“If an HVAC contractor follows ACCA’s Manual SPS, then indoor pool and spa users can be certain that the indoor air in these environments is properly conditioned. The indoor environment will promote the health and enjoyment of swimmers as well as the integrity of the structure itself,” Mr. Coursin added.

According to the ACCA, the ANSI/ACCA 10 Manual SPS – 2010 (RA 2017) is the only HVAC system design standard and manual recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for swimming pools and spas. Manual SPS provides HVAC system design and installation guidance for projects ranging from in-home hot tubs to large natatoriums that contain Olympic-size swimming pools. 

Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO said, “ACCA developed Manual SPS to ensure that practitioners have a technical resource when installing HVAC systems in spaces with swimming pools and spas. Contractors who follow the Manual SPS HVAC design protocols provide building owners with mechanical systems that properly dehumidify and control the space temperature.” 

“This is important because these design protocols ensure that the air is safe, that there are fewer opportunities for condensation and mildew buildup, and that the equipment lasts longer. Swimming pools and spas are expensive to install and maintain, but even more so if an HVAC contractor doesn’t perform a quality design and installation of the HVAC system,” Mr. Stalknecht said.

To purchase a copy of ACCA’s Manual SPS – HVAC Design for Swimming Pools and Spas, please visit ACCA’s online bookstore at or call 888-290-2220.

Desert Aire actively participates in several organizations, including the ACCA, to help develop industry best practices and standards as part of an ongoing commitment to providing customers with the most effective engineered solutions. To learn more about our Industry Partners, click here.