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Interpretation of U.S. safety drain rules change

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.

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International pool and spa code gets approval

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).

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