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Are You in Compliance with the Pool & Spa Act?

Is the pool in your facility compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act that goes into effect this Friday? See the story posted on our Web site for more details about this act. If you aren't in compliance by Friday, Dec. 19, then you could be subject to a fine of up to $1.825 million and possible jail time.

Some organizations in the industry are calling upon Congress to delay the effective date of this act, saying that one year wasn't long enough to replace the drains in their pools. They are asking pool operators to contact their congressional representatives to request a delay.

I'd be interested in knowing how many of you think one year was long enough. What were some of the issues you ran into when trying to come into compliance with this act?

Offer your thoughts on the subject by adding a comment to this blog.

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