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California Public Swimming Pool Requirements 

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Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall - Drain Cover

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall from 8 manufacturers of pool and spa drain covers due to incorrect ratings. Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed by the CPSC.  Pool owners/operators and consumers who have one of the recalled pool or spa drain covers should immediately contact the manufacturer to receive a replacement or retrofit, depending on their make and model.

The manufacturers are:
A&A Manufacturing, of Phoenix, Ariz.
AquaStar Pool Products Inc., of San Diego, Calif.
Color Match Pool Fittings, of Surprise, Ariz.
Custom Molded Products, of Tyrone, Ga.
Hayward Pool Products, of Elizabeth, N.J.
Pentair Water Pool and Spa, of Sanford, N.C.
Rising Dragon USA, of E. Sweetwater, Tenn.
Waterway Plastics, of Oxnard, Calif.

More information on this recall may be found at the CPSC website.  The new release contains the websites of each manufacturer, which has further information on the specific products recalled and a list of answers to frequently asked questions.  The FAQ can also be found directly at CPSC Frequently Asked Questions, Recall Of Pool And Spa Drain Covers, May 26, 2011.

Additional information may be found at the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals (APSP) website including FAQs for consumers and professionals and a hotline.

The Department of Environmental Health, Food & Housing Division can be contacted at 858-505-6900.

Consumer Product Safety Commission Recall - Pool Safety Vacuum Release System

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced a voluntary recall of a Pool Safety Vacuum Release System by Vacless Systems Inc.  Consumers should stop using the recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed by the CPSC.

More information on this recall may be found at the CPSC website.

The Department of Environmental Health, Food & Housing Division can be contacted at 858-505-6900.

Assembly Bill 1020

On October 11, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger signed into law Assembly Bill 1020. This bill places anti-entrapment devices and systems into the existing California public pool safety law and adopts most of the requirements from the federal Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Act that went into effect in December 2007. In San Diego County, the Department of Environmental Health, Food and Housing Division (FHD) is the lead enforcement agency for the implementation and enforcement of this bill as it pertains to public pools. In March 2010, DEH sent out an advisory notice , which included a summary of the changes to the law and the requirements for the anti-entrapment devices for new and existing pools, as well as information on the California Department of Public Health's compliance form and the collection of an annual surcharge. If you have any questions regarding the surcharge, please contact the CA Department of Public Health at (916) 449-5661. If you have any questions regarding the compliance form, please contact the County of San Diego, Food and Housing Division Plan Check Unit at (858) 505-6659.

Check out our YouTube video on Checking Public Pools for Safer Drains.

Pool Supervision

Every public swimming pool, including swimming pool structure, appurtenances, operation, source of water supply, amount and quality of water recirculated and in the pool, method of water purification, lifesaving apparatus, measures to insure safety of bathers, and measures to insure personal cleanliness of bathers shall be such that the public swimming pool is at all times sanitary, healthful and safe... More information on Pool Supervision

 

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