Tips on Operating, Care, Installation & Maintenance
Check out our selection of pool accessories that will help you start summer off right! We carry all of this, and much more, at BYCP!
- Pool Alarms, which alert you to large objects breaking the pool’s surface
- Pool Fountains that add elegance and charm to your pool
- Maintenance Equipment, such as brushes and nets
- Pool Lights, for dazzling decoration and function
- Outdoor Clocks and Thermometers
- Anti-Entrapment devices which provide safety
- Pool Signs with safety message, clever reminders, etc.
- Pool-side organizers
Pool Safety is simple, and can save lives!
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s Pool Safely campaign aims to educate parents and pool owners/operators about the many ways to provide a safe swimming experience for our children. One important way to ensure that the pool or spa you use is safe is to check that all its drains have safe drain covers.
Non-compliant drain covers can create a dangerous suction that can entrap hair, jewelry, clothing, and body parts. Many injuries and deaths have occurred as a result of this powerful suction. That’s why the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed. Now, public pools and spas are required by… Continue reading
That hidden danger could be unsafe drain covers in pools and spas. Why are pool and spa drains so dangerous? Because if the drain cover is flat, any object or body part that covers that drain can become trapped by a powerful suction from which escape is difficult, and sometimes impossible. Luckily, the Pool and Spa Safety Act, also known as the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, was signed into law in 2007. This law requires that every public pool and spa in the U.S. be “equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems that comply with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard, or any successor standard.” Flat pool drains are assumed to be a thing of the past… Continue reading
Are you planning to take a vacation to an indoor water park over this winter break, or will you be staying at a hotel equipped with a pool? Did you know that many public swimming facilities are still not in compliance with the 2008 Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act that requires public pools and spas to replace old, outdated, and dangerous drain covers with newer, safer drain covers?
Non-compliant drain covers can cause entrapment of hair, clothing, and body parts, so ensuring that the pool or swimming facility you visit this year has complied with the law is essential before you or your kids jump in. So, how can you tell if… Continue reading
Yesterday, the Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a recall on pool drain safety covers that is expected to affect many pool owners and operators across the country. Up to one million pools and spas could be affected. “The recalled drain covers were incorrectly rated to handle the flow of water … which could pose a possible entrapment hazard,” stated the press release from the CPSC. In cases where retrofit or replacement drain covers are necessary, the manufacturer will be responsible for paying for parts and labor. Pools needing a replacement should be shut down until arrangements can be made to correct the faulty drain covers. Please see the list below to find out if your anti-entrapment drain covers are… Continue reading