Safety Equipment is Very Important
Pinnacle USA, Inc. recommends when It comes to safety equipment you will need to be aware of these:
Consumer Product Safety Commission
CPSC or U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides a wide array of resources to enlist pool and spa operators and industry officials in national efforts to reduce drownings and submersion injuries in public and residential pools.
Appropriate Safety Equipment
Using appropriate safety equipment is critical to ensuring the safety of public swimming pools or spas. By using equipment that is compliant with the P&SSAct, pool operators and owners provide the highest level of protection for the public.
the P&SSAct, otherwise known as Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act States that if the pool has a single main drain
(other than an unblockable drain), the operator must either disable the drain or install a second anti-entrapment
device or system. This can take the form of an automatic shut-off system, gravity drainage
system, Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) or suction-limiting vent system. A pool may have more
than one single main drain. If a pool has dual or multiple main drains more than 3 feet apart, it may be
exempt from this second requirement. Pools and spas with single main drains that are unblockable are
also exempt from this requirement.
Comply With The P&SSAct
To comply with the P&SSAct, public pools and spas in the United States must employ entrapment protections established by the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard regulating swimming pools and spas.
Public Pools & Spas
Public pools and spas must use compliant drain covers. For pools and spas with a single main drain other than an unblockable drain, they must be equipped with secondary safety devices or systems designed to prevent entrapment by pool or spa drains and that meet the Act’s requirements.