More stories about Safety

  • Illuminating Safely

    When talking about safety-specific products, something that’s often taken for granted in the whole equation is lighting.

  • New Drain Ruling May be Imposed

    A new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission proposal calls for many commercial pools with unblockable drains to be altered.

  • SVRS

    Every day, in the midst of the bitter rivalry, politics and regulatory battles surrounding suction vacuum release systems, pool builders and service techs live quiet lives installing the devices.

  • Discover the Possibilities

    About half of all pools installed by Downes Swimming Pool Co. now come with automatic covers.

  • 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.

  • Industry Groups Spur Education Legislation

    Pool industry groups are joining together in Texas to push for new safety legislation.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.