CPSC Ruling Upends Drain Requirements

News November 16, 2011

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to restrict allowances given to unblockable drain covers in the federal pool and spa safety law. Today, CPSC’s voting commissioners decided to change the definition of an unblockable drain to require that the sump, in addition to the drain cover, measure more than 18 by 23 inches andread more »

ADA Guidelines for Public Swimming Pools

News November 16, 2011

On July 26, 2010, the US Department of Justice released updated ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Among the updates for a number of facility types were new requirements specifically for public swimming pools. The level of accessibility depends on the size and type of the pool. For pools under 300 linear feet in size, theread more »

Answers To VGB FAQs

News November 16, 2011

In an attempt to clear confusion resulting from the CPSC’s vote to redefine the term “blockable drain” in September, APSP has released the following memo with answers to some frequently asked questions.  Visit the link here. 1. What was this vote about? On Sept. 28, 2011, the Consumer Product Safety Commission voted to revoke aread more »