More stories about Drainage

  • VGB Public Education Campaign Launches

    A pair of U.S. Olympic medalists helped kick off the national campaign aimed at promoting pool and spa safety.

  • AquaStar Co-Founder Wade Arens Passes Away

    Wade Arens, co-founder of drain-cover manufacturer AquaStar Pool Products, passed away Feb. 4 after a long battle with cancer. He was 59

  • CPSC Ruling Upends Drain Requirements

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to restrict allowances given to unblockable drain covers in the federal pool and spa safety law.

  • Covering the Drain

    It was May 2011, and the pool season was about to begin. Service technicians were scrambling to open customers’ pools while contractors rushed to have final plaster completed in time for summer.

  • Up to Speed

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only to speak briefly with a government official, or even a pool and spa industry representative.

  • 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.

  • Mastering the Pool Vault

    Vaults can solve a variety of pool “problems.” In a swim-up bar, a sunken vault resolves one common dilemma: how to put the “bartender” on the same level as the other swimmers

  • 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.

  • Drain Cover Compliance Prompts Confusion, Concern

    With the compliance date for the federal Pool and Spa Safety Act fast approaching, many professionals are increasingly concerned about the requirements for drain covers.