What are the benefits to manufacturers of certifying solar pool heaters under ICC-SRCC’s OG-400 program?

  • CODE COMPLIANCE. Model swimming pool codes require installed systems to comply with ICC-SRCC Standard 400 (the standard that provides the technical basis of the OG-400 program). Therefore, by certifying your system to OG-400, you are demonstrating compliance with ICC-SRCC Standard 400 and meeting these codes.
    An examples is the 2021 International Swimming Pool & Spa Code (ISPSC). Note: Many codes have other requirements above and beyond OG-400 compliance. OG-400 only provides assessment to the ICC 902/APSP 902/SRCC 400 standard.
  • SAFETY AND DURABILITY. During the course of certification, ICC-SRCC’s engineers review the components and arrangement of the system to be sure that they comply with the minimum requirements set in the ICC 902/APSP 400/SRCC 400 Standard. This provides users with assurance that the system meets the standard’s comprehensive requirements for safety, durability and minimum performance.
  • WEB-BASED CERTIFICATES. All systems certified under the OG-400 program are provided with an OG-400 certificate and are listed on the ICC-SRCC website, www.solar-rating.org. The certificates provide the certified performance ratings for the system and a complete schematic of the approved system. Code officials and incentive programs recognize ICC-SRCC’s website as the authoritative source of up-to-date information on certified solar water heating systems. They use the information and certificates there to verify certification, and to confirm that systems are installed in compliance with the certification. This results in faster and more accurate inspections.