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 law to replace old, hazardous drain covers with compliant, safe drain covers. Owners of residential pools and spas should do the same.
The following short video created by the CPSC’s Pool Safely campaign offers more helpful safety tips related to safety drain covers.