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Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

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Effective December 19, 2008; every single public swimming pool in the United States must have new anti-entrapment ASME/ANSI certified drain covers or grates installed prior to opening the pool to public use.

East Coast Pools, Inc. is certified to bring your Pool and/or Spa into compliance with the 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, named after the daughter of Nancy Baker and the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker. Graeme Baker died in a tragic incident in June 2002 after the suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water. This Act was first introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (FL) and was supported by the Baker family and Safe Kids Worldwide.

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act ~ It is the Law

Mandatory Federal Requirements for Entrapment Avoidance Deadline for Compliance: on or before December 19, 2008

EastCoast Pools, Inc. can bring your swimming pool or hot tub into compliance with this new life saving law; The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. In fact; EastCoast Pools, Inc. has been been updating pool & spa drain systems for our clientele over the past few years in anticipation of the compliance deadline of December 19, 2008.

EastCoast Pools, Inc. specializes in installation of drain covers that meet or exceed the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8–2007 standards on every drain/grate. In doing so; we not only bring these pools and spas into compliance ~ we preserve human life by protecting all swimmers & bathers.

In addition to the permanent updating of the main drain system which is what we suggest to all of our clients, we also offer suction vacuum release systems that should be installed in the pump room.

Pools And Spas Not Open On December 19, 2008 Are Not Required To Be In Compliance Until The Day The Pool Or Spa Is Re-opened!

EastCoast Pools, Inc. has a variety of anti entrapment main drain covers that meet or exceed the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8–2007 standards. EastCoast Pools, Inc. has dedicated a compliance division specifically for the spring of 2010 to help all commercial pools that were closed for the winter season become compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Act before they open to the public.

Compliance Requirements for VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act

Suction Entrapment Avoidance (Anti Entrapment Pool Devices)

New: Each pool and spa built more than one year after enactment of the state statute shall employ one of the following:

The installation of more than one safety drain per suction system, OR, The installation of one or more unblockable drains, OR, No drains.

Existing: In addition to a compliant drain cover, each pool or spa with a single main drain, other than an unblockable drain, shall be equipped with one or more of the following safety options — a safety vacuum release system (SVRS), or suction limiting vent system, or gravity drainage system, or automatic pump shut-off system, or drain disablement.

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