An investigation by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has revealed some certified pool/spa drains may not comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), due to improper testing protocols used by some laboratories.
A backyard swimming pool safety initiative is underway in Kitchener, Ont., which will see safety kits hand-delivered to all homeowners who apply, or have applied, for a backyard pool permit in the last three years.
After an investigation of safety drain test procedures and a North American-wide recall earlier this year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently voted to revoke its 2010 interpretation of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA), which permitted aquatic facilities in the U.S. to comply with the law by installing an unblockable drain cover over small, blockable drain suction outlets.
U.S. residential and commercial pool and spa builders will soon have a new uniform set of requirements to follow after the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC) was recently approved by the International Code Council (ICC) and Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP).
Landscape Ontario is urging the province’s MPPs to work together to ensure the Ontario One Call Act is passed during the next legislative session, as the organization says it can significantly improve public and worker safety in the province.
A new comprehensive swimming pool and spa code to bolster pool safety and meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act will soon be available for adoption after the recent approval of the International Swimming Pool and Spa Code (ISPSC).