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CDC Healthy Swimming Information

The CDC promotes healthy swimming recommendations for appropriate pool and hot tub/spa design. Visit their site for the latest information and findings.

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Public Meeting: Pool and Spa Drain Cover Testing for Compliance to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – Written Comments

Unofficial comments from a CPSC public meeting on April 5, 2011, to receive views on the testing methods used to establish the ratings of pool and spa drain covers under ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007.

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Public Meeting: Pool and Spa Drain Cover Testing for Compliance to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – Barnes Presentation

Steve Barnes’ presentation from a CPSC public meeting on April 5, 2011, to receive views on the testing methods used to establish the ratings of pool and spa drain covers under ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007.

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Public Meeting: Pool and Spa Drain Cover Testing for Compliance to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – NSF Presentation

NSF presentation from a CPSC public meeting on April 5, 2011, to receive views on the testing methods used to establish the ratings of pool and spa drain covers under ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007.

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Public Meeting: Pool and Spa Drain Cover Testing for Compliance to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act – Meeting Slides

Official presentation from a CPSC public meeting on April 5, 2011, to receive views on the testing methods used to establish the ratings of pool and spa drain covers under ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007.

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1999-2006 Reported Submersions and Other Hazards Associated with Liquids/Chemicals in Buckets/Pails

This memorandum contains information on submersions and other hazards reported to CPSC staff associated with buckets and pails containing liquids and/or chemicals. July 2008.

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2015 Pool and Spa Submersion Memorandum

This report presents estimates of the number of pool- or spa-related submersion injuries between 2012 and 2014, and it presents counts of reported pool- or spa-related submersion fatalities involving children younger than 15 years of age between 2010 and 2012. May 2015.

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Circulation Entrapment Memorandum covering the years 2009-2013

This memorandum characterizes information on circulation entrapment incidents associated with pools, spas and whirlpool tubs that were reported to the CPSC staff. May 2014.

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Public Comments Received on Section 1406 (Comments 1 through 23)

Public comments on the CPSC staff guidance document that describes the technical requirements of Section 1406 of the Act. October 20, 2008.

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Public Comments Received on Section 1404 (Comments 1 through 28)

Comments 1 through 28 on the March 14, 2008 draft of the CPSC staff interpretation of the Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007.

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