Idaho Pool Fence Laws

Residential Swimming Pools


Public Swimming Pools

Signed by the U.S. President Bush on December 2007, the VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) is in effect since the December 19, 2008. This code is designed to prevent swimming pools hazards. The perils of pools like body entrapments or eviscerations are more often invisible and fatal.


The VGB Act settled U.S. CPSC touchstones for pool and spa security. Under the regulation, every drain covers must fit ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 in all public pools and Spas. The water facilities which have a single main drain different than an unblockable drain must establish a 2nd system to fight out entrapments.


The fabrication, the trade or retail of drain covers which are not in conformity with the security standards required by the CPSC is prohibited in USA to ensure that all drain covers available in the marketplace are conformable with safety specifications.


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


Please note that legislators are constantly updating the pool safety codes and that this information can change without notice.  Please contact your local state or federal agencies for the most up to date information.   To receive a free estimate for a swimming pool fence in your area, please contact Aquaguard Pool Fences.