ASME ANSI A112.19.8-2007 PDF

outlet fitting and cover that does not comply with ASME/ANSI A Installation of a non compliant cover in a customer’s pool or spa would be a. for ASME/ANSI A Compliant Drain Cover/grates. While manufacturer’s instructions for the installation of pool drain cover/grates will vary with the. manufacture, sale or distribution of suction outlets and covers that are not ASME/ ANSI. A certified; 2) The Act requires public pools and spas to be.

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VGB Grates & Covers

Once damaged, the cover is no longer safe. Every pool owner has a responsibility to the community which includes educating themselves a112.19.8-207 pool safety. To check your drain and ensure your pool, spa or hot tub drain cover has not expired, find a pool professional near you at APSP.

Covers should be monitored by the homeowner or pool operator and checked by a pool professional so that the pool is always safe to use. Missing, broken or improperly secure drain covers can lead to an entrapment situation, which may lead to injury or death.


However, CPSC believes it is good practice for pool owners and operators to inspect the drain cover often and have it professionally inspected at least annually.


According to leading industry reports, drowning is the leading death for children under the age of four years old.

There are more than fatal drownings in the U. Every cover must be in place, in good condition and not missing any attachment screws.

Check installation dates on all existing drain covers Check drain covers for existing signs of cracking and replace when damages are detected This is what a112.19.-2007 VGB Act has to say about the life of drain covers: Cookies are small bits of data that allow us to remember your preferences and remember a112.19.8-200 favorite items.

Is an existing pool not compliant with multiple drains or an unblockable drain? We use cookies to ensure you have be best website experience.

All drain covers should have been swapped after Click here for more information. This is what the VGB Act has to say about the life of drain covers: There are possible solutions. Look for certification markings on the cover or check with the drain manufacturer. If you are not sure or cannot confirm, the best solution is to replace the drain cover.

As with all other conditions, if you cannot confirm the life of the cover it is always better to replace with a new VGB compliant drain cover. This is also a bad a112.19.8-207 for your pool equipment, as larger debris may be allowed through the system and damage the pool pump. Always confirm all of the items below.


Covers should also be monitored throughout the year for any issues that would put swimmers in danger of drowning or injury.

Committee Pages – A Plumbing Materials and Equipment

However, it is common for some residential pools to be overlooked. A missing cover is extremely dangerous. The first step is to confirm the drain is compliant with VGB x112.19.8-2007. In addition, if the pool has a single main drain other than an unblockable drainthe operator must either disable the drain or install a second anti-entrapment device or system.

With no protection over the suction, serious injury can occur. The requirement pertaining to useful life is a marking or labeling requirement for the drain cover manufacturer.

Covers are designed to operate safely in their correct condition. Check out our VGB Drain Safety Guide below to see what you znsi, and share this info with any pool owner to help them keep their pool safe.