The safest and fastest way to determine if your pool meets the new state and federal guidelines is to schedule a safety inspection by a trained industry expert.
Essig Pools specializes in commercial pool safety inspections and retrofits in South Florida. Specific upgrades include:
- Safety Drain Covers
- Gravity Feed Systems
- Safety Vacuum Release Systems
To determine if your commercial pool complies with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, please call our office at (305) 949-0000. We will arrange a safety inspection to determine what actions, if any, are required to keep your commercial pool open and operating.
SAFETY DRAIN COVERS
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool Safety Act mandates that all commercial pools be upgraded with federally compliant drain covers by December 2008 or be subject to fines and closure. Most commercial pools will require an on-site inspection to determine if the drain cover is in compliance. In some cases, retrofit may be possible with a commercially available drain cover. In other cases, a field-fabricated retrofit may be required. Call Essig Pools to determine if your drain covers are compliant.
GRAVITY FEED SYSTEMS
New laws mandate that all commercial pools in the state of Florida must be equipped with a gravity feed system. If your pool was built after 1974, it should already be in compliance. If your commercial pool was built before 1974, then you should have an Essig professional inspect your pool to determine if it needs to be converted to a gravity feed system.
SAFETY VACUUM RELEASE SYSTEMS
The Association Of Pool And Spa Professionals recommends ‘multiple layers of protection’ to keep everyone safe around a swimming pool. A Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) does exactly that. It automatically releases the vacuum if a drain or other suction fitting is blocked. At Essig Pools, we recommend multi-speed pumps with the SVRS built-in, for added safety.