The Consumer Product Safety Commission is extending by one year the deadline for retrofitting unblockable drains in public pools.
In 2010, the CPSC determined that an unblockable drain cover could
be installed over a smaller sump to comply with the Virginia Graeme
Baker Act. But last September, the group reversed itself, requiring
that the sumps also meet certain dimensional and flow criteria. The
CPSC mandated retrofits on those drains that fell out of the
unblockable category, and set a deadline of May 28, 2012 for
compliance. Officials said a later date could be considered based
on public comments.
Last week, staff recommended to the four sitting Commissioners that
the deadline be extended to May 23, 2013, the Thursday before