Non-compliance with VGBA

We’ve been hearing that some commercial pool owners are foregoing VGBA retrofits based upon the belief that the federal legislation may not be locally enforceable. Commercial pool owners should, however, be aware that state common law generally holds premises owners responsible for damages resulting from dangerous conditions at their properties. If an entrapment accident does occur, a pool owner (aka: defendant) will have difficulty overcoming an argument in the resulting civil trial that the entrapment would have been avoided by the installation of an approved suction outlet cover and one of the excellent SVRS devices currently available. For more information on SVRS devices check out Vac-Alert Industries, Stingl Products and Hayward Pool Products.

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