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Sunday, August 31

Federal Pool And Spa Safety Act Compliant Safety Drain Covers

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing this act. Compliance checks and recalls that are associated with products are responsibilities of the CPSC.

CPSC is currently working on developing a list of manufacturers of products that are in compliance. I will provide a link to the list once it is made available.
CPSC recognizes three organizations that conduct testing on drain covers and issue certification. As long as a drain cover is approved by one of these three organizations, it complies with the federal law. They are: the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), Underwriters Laboratories (UL), and the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF).

Although there has been alot of information regarding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. There has been little discussion about the safety covers which will bring your pool into compliance. So far there are very few available, but they are out there.

They will have the following embossed or permanently marked in a location that is visible when installed:
  1. ASME A112.19.8 - 2007

  2. a flow rating " X GPM"

  3. Life: X Years

  4. Manufacturer and Model

Make sure to look for the stamp below to ensure the drain cover meets ASME A112.19.8 - 2007.

DISCLAIMER: This information is being provided for informational purposes only so pool and spa operators may become familiar with drain covers that are compliant with the Federal Pool and Spa Act. No endorsement of any specific company or product is implied.

Source: National Swimming Pool Foundation

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