Pool and Spa Safety Equipment

CPSC 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.

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.

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 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.