The Consumer Product Safety Commission has voted to restrict
allowances given to unblockable drain covers in the federal pool
and spa safety law.
On Wednesday, CPSC’s voting commissioners decided to change
the definition of an unblockable drain to require that the sump, in
addition to the drain cover, measure more than 18 by 23 inches and
meet certain other testing criteria.
The measure passed 3 to 2, in what some say was a predetermined