Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
On December 19, 2007 the President signed into law the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Graeme Baker died in a tragic incident in June 2002 after the suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water. This new law is aimed at reducing the number of these kinds of deaths and injuries by making pools safer.
The Act specifies that on or after December 19, 2008, public swimming pools, wading pools, spas and hot tubs must meet requirements for installation of compliant drain covers. In certain instances, public pools and spas must have additional devices or systems designed to prevent suction entrapment.
What this means for you:
All pools/spas open at this time need to have work completed by December 19, 2008.
Any outdoor pools/spas that currently closed will need to have work completed by the time they are re-opened in 2009. (J-Pro will not open any pools that are out of compliance)
For more information on how you can become compliant to these regulations, please contact our office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have or provide our services to bring you up to date.
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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Act