Are VGBA Covers Required by Law? And Why is This Required for Commercial Pools and Public Pools?
On December 19, 2007, The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) was enacted by Congress and signed by President George W. This VGBA swimming pool law mandates that all public pools and spa in the United States install VGBA cover for the safety of their swimmers. This law was enacted due to the incident that occurred back in June, 2002 when young Graeme Baker drowned in a pool because she was entrapped by an ill-fitted suction from a spa drain.
VGBA swimming pool law also requires that the owners of these public swimming pools or spas change their VGBA safety cover every few years. The thought driving the enactment of the VGBA swimming pool law is to make both public and private pools safe for everyone. This way, public pool owners and private pool owners both help reduce the number of children drownings that occur every year. Any commercial pool or spa whose VGBA safety cover is not installed in accordance with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8– 2007, is not providing a safe swimming environment according to the United States laws.
How Often Should a VGBA Cover be Replaced in Accordance with the Law.
When the VGBA law was passed, manufactures of the VGBA safety covers were mandated to state the life span of each of their products. It was discovered that most of the VGBA safety covers that were produced had a life span ranging range from 3 to 7 years. Which puts the average lifespan of a typical VGBA cover at about 5 years. For this reason, every public swimming pool and spa owner must go for a VGBA Cover replacement every few years and at most, 5-10 years.
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