Steve Barnes is the director of science and compliance with AquaStar Pool Products in San Diego. He also is chairman of the APSP Technical Committee, overseeing the organization’s various standard-writing committees. He has held that post for 12 years and been involved with the drain cover standard since 2002. His earlier experience included drain-cover design.
As the drain cover standard cited in the federal pool and spa safety law has been rewritten, it becomes apparent that entrapment safety is about more than the drain. Here, an expert offers basics for ensuring compliance.