More stories about VIRGINIA

  • Retrofitting Safety

    The recently passed Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act imposes, among other things, a Dec. 19 deadline for all drain covers (suction outlets) in public pools and spas to conform to ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 performance standards.

  • Large Drain Covers in Small Supply

    As the December deadline looms for compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Act, many pool operators remain unprepared for the new law.

  • Confusion Surrounds the VGB Act Deadline

    As the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act deadline neared, many aquatics facilities were left assessing their options amidst widespread confusion.

  • Safety Act Spurs Pool Closures

    As the deadline neared for commercial pools to comply with the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, some facilities announced that they could not make the necessary alterations and would have to close.

  • Season of Change

    Most days, it’s the one image that Nancy Baker can’t seem to shake: Her 7-year-old daughter, Virginia Graeme Baker, is trapped underwater.

  • The Little Girl We Lost

    If anything, 7-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker was a champion for the underdog.