More stories about Safety

  • Unblockable Effort Suffers Major Setback

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission denied a petition by unblockable drain cover manufacturer BeeSafe Systems requesting that its products be approved for installation without a secondary vacuum-limiting system.

  • Recent Entrapment Raises Installation Issues

    Crucial questions are surfacing about an entrapment that took place at a public pool in Nashville.

  • Understanding SVRS

    A safety vacuum release system (SVRS) is a system or a device that disables a pool pump’s suction ability so that a body or object trapped against the suction outlet is freed.

  • NEWS ALERT

    Crucial questions are surfacing about an entrapment that took place at a public pool in Nashville.

  • Olympics: Six Olympians - Promoting Pools and Spas

    Olympic swimmers and divers have lent their names to myriad industry causes and companies over the years, whether it’s serving as a product spokesperson, attending trade shows or speaking with the press about the importance of pool and spa safety.

  • Congress Eases Up on Residential VGB Act

    The federal government has removed existing pools from its residential language for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Heater Hazards

    Ask a pool service technician to list common on-site safety hazards, and the answers likely will include diving boards, unlocked gates, and blockable main drains.

  • Lawmaker Seeks Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

    One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law.

  • Safety Solutions

    It’s no secret that the pool business is built on fun — if people didn’t love playing in the water, there would be no need for pool builders, service technicians and the thousands of others this industry employs

  • The Most Important Protection

    Fences, gates and covers can all be useful safety precautions — but they’re most effective when the homeowner deploys and maintains them in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations