The federal VGB Act of 2008 (named after Virginia Graeme Baker, a 7-year-old drain-entrapment victim) requires all commercial pools and spas to have compliant drain covers — a dome shape instead of a flat design. This makes it more difficult for a body to completely block the drain and reduces the force of the suction. However, because residential pool owners are exempt, many danger zones still exist. All drain covers sold after 2008 must comply with the VGB Act.

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In cases of pool-drain entrapment, immediately shut down power to the pump (or pool as a whole) to stop the suction pressure. If you or a loved one is injured due to the negligence of a pool owner or drain-cover manufacturer,  contact our offfice by calling (404) 474-0804 or by filling out a contact form here to protect your rights.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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