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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Cookies are small bits of data that allow us to remember your preferences and asmme your favorite items. Every cover must be in place, in good condition and not missing any attachment screws.

There are possible solutions. A missing cover is extremely dangerous. The first step is to confirm the drain is compliant with VGB requirements.

Committee Pages – A Plumbing Materials and Equipment

ansk According to leading industry reports, drowning is the leading death for children under the age of four years old. Click here for more information. Look for certification markings on the cover or check with the drain manufacturer. Check out our A112.119.8-2007 Drain Safety Guide below to see what you check, and share this info with any pool owner to help them keep their pool safe.


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.

The requirement pertaining to useful life is a marking or labeling requirement for the drain cover manufacturer. 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 the A112.19.-2007 Act has to say about the life of drain covers: There are more than fatal drownings in the U.

Missing, broken or improperly secure drain covers can lead to an entrapment situation, which may lead to injury or death. In addition, if the pool has a single main drain other than an unblockable drainthe operator must either w112.19.8-2007 the drain or install a second anti-entrapment device or system. With no protection over the suction, serious injury can occur.

Every pool owner has a responsibility to the community which includes educating themselves qsme pool safety.

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

This is also a bad situation for your pool equipment, as larger debris may be allowed through the system and damage the pool pump. 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. Is an existing pool not compliant with multiple drains or an unblockable drain? 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 are designed to operate safely in their correct condition. If you are not sure or cannot confirm, the best solution is to replace the drain cover. This is what the VGB Act has to say about the life of drain covers: Always confirm all of the items below. Once damaged, the cover is no longer safe. However, it is common for some residential pools to be overlooked.

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. All drain covers should have been swapped after We use cookies to ensure you have be best assme experience.