Inspect Pools & Spas

A vital step in assuring the safety of a residential pool or spa is to have it inspected by a trained and qualified inspector. Properly maintained facilities reduce the risk of drownings, submersion injuries and entrapments.

Image of pool in backyardTrained pool and spa professionals evaluate water quality, safety equipment and the physical conditions of facilities.

Contact state or local health department officials to find a qualified pool and spa safety inspector. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides a link to state health departments.

Who is Virginia Graeme Baker?

Seven-year-old Virginia Graeme Baker’s tragic death inspired her family to advocate for pool and spa safety and moved Congress to act to prevent entrapments. 
Read more about her story

The Pool and Spa Safety Act: Staff interpretation and updates


Find the most up to date requirements for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.