Educating Pool Owners, Operators and Manufacturers about Entrapment Prevention

To ensure that state and local officials have every resource available to them, CPSC provides the following documents and guidance on issues that impact state and local entities and enforcement issues.
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In addition, CPSC has created an eight-part training video Guidance to Compliance: The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This video shows the proper steps for inspecting a pool or spa for compliance with the Act. It helps state and local officials, pool and spa owners and operators and anyone who wants to gain better understanding of the Act and its requirements. For a FREE copy, contact

The National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) developed a free online course for complying with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool &Spa Safety Act. This interactive program provides pool and spa operators and service specialists, as well as state and local regulators, with the information they need to make pools and spas compliant and to inspect for compliance with the Act.

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.