Safety Devices

In addition to having a drain cover or other anti-entrapment device that complies with the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 performance standard, or the successor standard ANSI/APSP-16 2011. Public pools and spas with single, blockable main drains must have additional protections by using one of the following systems or devices:

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  • Safety Vacuum Release System
  • Suction-Limiting Vent System
  • Gravity Pools
  • Automatic Pump Shut-off System
  • Drain Disablement

Who is Virginia Graeme Baker?

Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker’s tragic death inspired her family to advocate for pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments. 
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The Pool and Spa Safety Act: Staff interpretation and updates

 

Find the most up to date requirements for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.