More stories about Drainage

  • Drain Cover Report Leaked to ABC News

    An ABC News story claiming that four popular VGB-approved drain covers were unsafe caused some to suspect that competing forces improperly leaked preliminary information.

  • Baker Law Cited in Non-Entrapment Lawsuit

    The parents of a drowned toddler have brought VGB compliance into their lawsuit against a waterpark, despite the fact that the death was not a result of entrapment

  • 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.