Georgia Pool Fence Laws

 

Residential Swimming Pools

 

BOCA POOL BARRIER CODE

Public Swimming Pools

 

Safety equipment in the public swimming pools of Georgia be subjected to the Virginia Graeme Baker Federal Pool and Spa Safety Act

 

Enacted by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) is in force since the December 19, 2008. This rule is planned to prevent swimming pools jeopardies. The perils of pools like body entrapments or eviscerations are more often lying in wait and deadly.

 

The VGB Act determined U.S. CPSC criteria for pool and spa safety. Under the law, each drain covers must fit ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public swimming pools and Spas. The water installations which have a single main drain other than an unblockable drain must install a second system to struggle entrapments.

 

The manufacturing, the trade or retail of drain covers which are not in compliance with the protection measures required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers obtainable in the market place are compliant with safety stipulations.

 

Each public pools must set up anti-entrapment drain covers and enforce other levels of protection such as safety vacuum release systems or fences.

 

A swimming pool contractor should check that the pool and / or spa are compliant with the federal VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act.

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