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Pool safety should be of the utmost concern for any pool owner. In addition to pool alarms, fences, and pool safety covers, anti-entrapment systems and drain covers are very important steps in protecting your friends and family in your pool. Drains can be very dangerous in pools if they are not handled properly. Because traditional drains lay 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. Thanks to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007, all public pools are required to take anti-entrapment measures to ensure pool safety. This law does not apply to private and personal pools and unfortunately… Continue reading
To prevent further injuries and deaths as a result of drain entrapment in pools and spas, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act requires that all public pools and spas be equipped with anti-entrapment drain covers that comply with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 standard. Unfortunately, the term “public accommodations facility” used in the original law to describe who must comply was not adequately defined. Which types of establishments fall into the category of ”public accommodations facility” and which do not?
The answer to this question is the focus of a proposed interpretive rule that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) would like to… Continue reading
Now is the time to get your pool ready for spring and summer. Out of all the steps that are taken to open your pool for the season, one of the most important steps of all is protecting your loved ones with a working pool alarm.
Your pool will provide your family with countless hours of enjoyment. However it is also a potentially dangerous place for small children and pets. Accidental drowning is the leading cause of death in children under the age of 5 and the second leading cause of death in children under age 14.