More stories about VIRGINIA

  • CPSC Approves APSP Drain Cover Standard

    As of Sept. 6, an APSP standard will take over for the long-standing ASTM language naming the parameters a drain cover must meet to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • A Tepid Reception

    When the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed in December 2007, the industry took it very seriously.

  • Above and Beyond

    The first thing we ever sold online was an aboveground pool to a doctor in Virginia.

  • On-site Solution

    Among the possible vacuum-breaking systems named in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act is a suction-limiting vent.

  • VGB Grant Requirements Too Stringent for States

    As expected, no states applied for federal grant money available through the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Media Slams Industry

    The battle over terms in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, as well as two highly publicized, particularly tragic drownings, has spurred a wave of negative press.

  • State, Local Officials to be Trained on VGB

    A number of groups are vying for federal funds to conduct training on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • The VGB Effect

    The requirement to bring pools and spas into compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act became effective more than a year ago.

  • CPSC Responds to VGB Protests

    Officials at the Consumer Product Safety Commission have responded to accusations from Congress that their interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act is dangerous for children.

  • Members of Congress Protest VGB

    Protests against CPSC’s interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act have ratcheted up, with nine members of Congress joining the ranks.