Swimming Pool Blog

  • California Title 20 Pool & Spa Amendments Adopted
    Rob Cox
    As of January 1, 2008, filtration pumps sold with a capacity of 1hp or higher must be capable of operating at two or more speeds. This would include the variable speed pumps made by Pentair, such as the Intelliflo, which will seek the lowest possible energy usage.
    Monday, December 29, 2008 5:59 PM
  • CPSC clarifies main drain enforcement priorities
    8" Retro-Fit Low Profile Anti-Entrapment Suction Outlet Cover and FrameThe Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, was signed into law on December 19, 2007. CPSC has an obligation to carry out the will of Congress and to enforce the Pool & Spa Safety Act as written. This message today seeks to clarify our enforcement priorities.
    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 5:42 PM
  • How Safe is your Neighbor's Pool?
    A grieving mother has told how her 3-year-old daughter's body was found in her neighbour's pool. Vimbai Machakaire was playing in her West Auckland garden with her brothers and sisters on Thursday when her mother Emily noticed she was missing about 6.30pm.

    Monday, December 15, 2008 4:18 PM
  • Commercial Pool Main Drains - Time is running out!

    8" Retro-Fit Low Profile Anti-Entrapment Suction Outlet Cover and FrameIf your public or commercial pool or spa is open year round, you have just days left to comply. The VGB act requires all pools to have dual main drains with special approved drain covers. This can be costly if you have single main drains currently, to convert to dual can cost $1,200 or more per drain, and require draining the pool. We have listed some workarounds below, however, Check with your local health department to be sure!

    Saturday, December 06, 2008 3:43 PM

  • Free Solar Pool Heat?

    Voters in Florida have passed Constitutional Amendment 3 on November 4th, creating a property tax exemption for renewable-energy home improvements. This does not include solar pool heaters, unfortunately. It does include, however, solar hot water systems for the house and photovoltaic systems used around the home. 
    Saturday, November 29, 2008 12:31 PM