Other stories by Rebecca Robledo

  • Techs Are Avoiding VGB Work

    Many service technicians are no longer comfortable performing work meant to bring about compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Act.

  • PoolCorp and ‘Big 3’ Named in Lawsuit

    Megadistributor PoolCorp and the pool-equipment manufacturers dubbed by many “The Big Three” are being accused of anti-competitive activity.

  • Entrapment Claims Dropped from Suit

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  • CPSC Issues Massive Drain Cover Recall

    Editor’s Note: Aquatics International will continue to update this story as it develops. Please check back regularly for updates.

  • Product Placement

    The SVRS devices and automatic pump shut-offs on the market vary in their placement within the circulation system.

  • Accessing ADA

    After more than 20 years on the books, the Americans with Disabilities Act now includes provisions that officially address aquatics facilities.

  • Nothing’s Perfect

    As with any kind of building regulation, those familiar with the pool/spa requirements now part of the ADA have already run into tough spots, wrestling with seeming contradictions they believe may actually compromise those with physical impairments.

  • Five Types of Entrapment

    Generally speaking, an entrapment occurs when a person comes in contact with an improperly protected suction outlet, and a part of their body, jewelry, clothing or hair is entrapped, entangled or held down by the force created by the pump.

  • Secondary Systems

    Ultimately, SVRS’s and automatic pump shut-off devices rely on correct installation to function properly.

  • The Great Debate

    Every day, aquatics professionals choose and install safety vacuum release devices.