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Don’t Forget to Check Your Pool Drain Covers!

As the weather warms up and pools across the country begin to open for the summer season, please be mindful of the importance of maintaining your pool and spa drain covers in good repair.

Don’t Forget to Check Your Pool Drain Covers!

Ensuring that pool drain covers and secondary anti-entrapment systems are in good repair and installed properly can help save lives. 

All public pools and spas (which include hotels, motels, and apartment complexes) must have ANSI/APSP-16 2017- compliant drain cover(s) installed. A second anti-entrapment system is also required when there is a single blockable main drain or drains on the same plane that are less than three feet apart.

All pool owners and operators should perform routine inspections to ensure their drain covers and anti-entrapment systems are installed and functioning properly.  Even if a drain cover is in good repair, it should be replaced if it has passed its expiration date.

Check out this information and learn how to conduct a proper drain cover inspection.  Additional resources can be found at https://www.poolsafely.gov/

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