Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

Great News! Minimum “federal” standards for pool and spa safety are critically important to help reduce related infant and child deaths.

H. R. 1721 (Placed-on-Calendar-Senate)
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act
Title: To increase the safety of swimming pools and spas by requiring the use of proper anti-entrapment drain covers and pool and spa drainage systems, by establishing a swimming pool safety grant program administered by the Consumer Product Safety Commission to encourage States to improve their pool and spa safety laws and to educate the public about pool and spa safety, and for other purposes.

Senate bill S. 1771 contains some differences that will require resolution, primarily as they relate to the requirements that are imposed if the wall of a dwelling is part of the protective barrier around the pool.

The APSP will actively seek resolution of the issue as the bills are reconciled.