The question of how the Virginia Graeme Baker act will affect residential pools has finally been answered.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has finalized three aspects of VGB that were still up in the air: model language for potential state laws; the definition of an unblockable drain; and the definition of a commercial pool.
This puts in black and white the continually confusing issue of what VGB means for residential pools.
The law is not a mandate for all pools. Instead, it provides grants to states that enact pool and spa safety legislation that meets certain requirements set out by CPSC. The model language released March 3 spells out those baseline conditions.
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