New Safety Law May Force Pool Closures

Law360, New York (December 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A new federal law designed to prevent young children from getting trapped in pool drains goes into effect this week, requiring public pools to install drain covers and other systems or close down.

Under the law, all public pools and spas have to install drain covers and a second anti-entrapment system if there is only one main drain. The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was signed into law in December 2007. Congress gave all affected pools one year to adjust to the new...
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