In a unanimous vote the Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved a new drain cover standard.
ANSI/APSP-16 2011 will replace the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8
performance standard mandated by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and
Spa Safety Act. The law requires that all swimming pool and
spa drain covers conform to ANSI/ASME A112.19.8, or any successor
Effective September 6, 2011, all drain covers manufactured,
distributed, or entered into commerce in the United States must
conform to the requirements of ANSI/APSP-16 2011.