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  • What Would You Do: Drain-Cover Recall

    Just before Memorial Day weekend, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that approximately one million drain covers were being recalled.

  • A Tepid Reception

    When the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was passed in December 2007, the industry took it very seriously.

  • 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.

  • The Five Types of Entrapment

    Generally speaking, an entrapment occurs when a person comes in contact with an improperly protected suction outlet, and a part of their body, jewelry, clothing or hair is entrapped, entangled or held down by the force created by the pump. There are curre

  • 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.

  • Playing It Safe

    Ask Joe Jackson about his customers’ interest in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, and he’ll answer frankly.

  • Busy Season for Industry Regulation

    When it comes to legislation, the pool and spa industry is bustling.

  • 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.