APSP is synonymous with safety!
Since 2006 when the first ever spa & pool safety legislation was introduced in Congress, APSP has been instrumental in forging a new era of pool and spa safety. In the years following the 2007 adoption of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGBA), APSP has worked tirelessly with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to interpret the law’s intent, facilitate drain cover recalls, and advocate for revised standards.
- An APSP standard was written into pool safety laws for the first time on July 29, 2011, when the CPSC unanimously approved the adoption of ANSI/APSP-16 as the drain cover standard for the VGBA.
- APSP testimony was integral in persuading the CPSC that pools with multiple drains do not need additional devices. As a result, CPSC interpretations for public pools and the VGBA’s voluntary residential requirements are consistent with ANSI/APSP-7.
- APSP working with CPSC was instrumental in protecting public safety while minimizing damage to manufacturing members during a voluntary drain cover recall. With the coordinated efforts of manufacturers and the APSP, a vast majority of existing pools were declared exempt from the recall.
For more information on the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act and the ANSI/APSP-7 Suction Entrapment Avoidance Standard, click here.