Other stories by Rebecca Robledo

  • 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.

  • Entrapment Diagram

    When the drain is blocked, water is no longer fed into the suction line, causing the low pressure point or “vacuum” at the pump impeller to lengthen until it reaches the drain and holds down whatever is causing the blockage.

  • On-site Solution

    Among the possible vacuum-breaking systems named in the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act is a suction-limiting vent.

  • SVRS Manufacturer Initiates Partial Recall

    Vacless Systems Inc. is working with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to conduct a recall of about 1,600 of its safety vacuum release systems.

  • Hayward Launches Commercial Division

    Hayward Industries has launched a commercial division

  • VGB Unblockable Drains Questioned

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission and International Code Council both recently heard requests to alter their language as it relates to entrapment safety.

  • California Moves Forward on VGB Legislation

    California’s legislature has passed a highly anticipated bill to address the Pool and Spa Safety Act, and is moving forward on other legislation likely to impact the aquatics industry.

  • VGB Act-Related Sales Rising

    An uptick in sales of drain covers and suction vacuum release systems (SVRS’s) indicates increasing awareness of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act among pool operators