Other stories by Rebecca Robledo

  • 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

  • Piecing it Together

    To truly grasp the uncertainty surrounding the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, you need only speak briefly with any government official, or even an aquatics industry representative.

  • CPSC Finalizes Commercial Safety Requirements

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission is sticking to the Dec. 19, 2008, deadline for commercial pools to comply with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Dazed and Confused

    200 days. As of June 1 that’s about how much time left the industry has to comply with the federal Virginia “Graeme” Baker Pool and Spa safety Act.

  • Industry Beacon' Passes Away

    Jules Field, former owner and publisher of

  • Industry Icon Jules Field Passes Away


  • Minnesota Entrapment Hastens National Safety Bill

    The evisceration of a 6-year-old Minnesota girl has brought suction entrapment to the forefront of the national press and will likely speed passage of the first national pool and spa safety law.

  • Pentair Judgment Reduced in Legionnaires' Case

    A New York judge reduced a $193 million verdict that a jury had ordered a subsidiary of Pentair Inc. to pay to Celebrity Cruises.

  • Changing of the Guard at APSP

    The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, which produces many aquatics standards, has made staff changes that reflect what its leader calls “a changing of the guard.”

  • Australian Drought Affecting Pools

    In the midst of a Stage 3 drought, the Australian state of Victoria has banned the use of tap water to fill pools.