Virginia Swimming Pool Safety Code
You MUST be in compliance with the LAW
Residential Swimming Pools
Public Swimming Pools
Signed by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SSAct) is in effect since the December 19, 2008. This rule is planned to prevent swimming pools hazards. The perils of pools like body entrapments or disembowelments are more often hidden and lethal.
The VGB Act set U.S. CPSC touchstones for pool and spa security. Under the code, all drain covers must fit ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public pools and Spas. The water facilities which have only one main drain different than an unblockable drain must establish a 2nd equipment to contend for entrapments.
The fabrication, the trade or retail of drain covers which are not in compliance with the safety measures required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers obtainable in the market place are compliant with safety specs.
Each public pools must install anti-entrapment drain covers and enforce other strata of security such as SVRS or fences.
A mandated contractor should ensure that the pool and / or spa are compliant with the federal Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act.
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