Letters from the General Counsel

To the San Antonio Gary Equipment Company, October 16, 2009
Letter in response to inquiry regarding the applicability of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act to water slide runouts.

To the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, October 13, 2009
Letter in response to inquiry seeking guidance on whether the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act applies to vacuum line (or vacuum connection) covers.

To State Attorneys General, July 8, 2009
Letter in response to inquiry about the preemptive effect of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and whether the use of a gravity drainage system in a public pool negates the need for compliance with the provisions of Sect. 1404(c)(1)(A)(i).

To the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), July 7, 2009
Letter in response to an inquiry regarding various waterpark attractions in the waterpark industry and IAAPA’s experience with drain cover availability in the marketplace.

To the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA), June 19, 2009
Letter in response to inquiry from the IAAPA regarding various waterpark attractions in the waterpark industry, IAAPA’s experience with drain cover availability in the marketplace and certain jurisdictional issues.

To State Attorneys General, December 5, 2008
Letter to State Attorneys General alerting them that the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act becomes effective December 19, 2008, and advises them of the Act’s requirements.

To the Florida Department of Health, May 6, 2008
Response to an inquiry about the preemptive effect of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act and whether the use of a gravity drainage system in a pool negates the need for compliance with the provisions of Sect. 1401(C)(1)(A)(i).

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. 
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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.