Virginia Graeme Baker Act compliant drain cover installation

Is your drain cover safe enough to prevent suction entrapment? If not, you should consider installing a drain cover that complies with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) which takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain.

We just installed one for an investment property pool owner who will be renting their Kailua home with swimming pool to tenants. The work is done without draining the pool, using scuba gear and hand tools and tamper-resistant stainless steel screws.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some VGBA-compliant suction inlet covers fit exactly into the existing floor or wall suction fittings, while others, like this one below, fit universally over any fitting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think about it, and let us know if you want to make your pool safer with one of these drain covers.

Aloha, Scott

 

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