Main drain entrapment

Our Helpful Guide to Avoid Main Drain Entrapment

Drowning or injury from main drain entrapment is a completely avoidable tragedy. Since Congress passed the Virginia Graeme Baker Act in 2007, all public pools with a main drain must employ a device to prevent main drain entrapment. Private pools were excluded from the law, but main drain entrapment is still a concern for backyard pools and spas.

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5 Common Pool Filtration Issues

5 Common Pool Filtration Issues

Owning a pool should be a pleasure, not a headache. Sometimes the hardest part of solving a problem is identifying it. While your pool equipment is divided into several systems: the pool pump system, the pool filtration system, and the heating system, here are some common problems specifically associated with the pool filtration system.

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Circulation Entrapment

Circulation entrapment is a very real danger to drowning. Federal laws were enacted to help prevent drowning as a result of circulation entrapment, but they only apply to public pools. Circulation entrapment is possible in private pools and spas as well. Let’s look at what circulation entrapment is and how you can prevent it. Continue Reading →

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The Importance of Residential Swimming Pool Filtration Systems

You know your pool has a pump and a filter, but have you ever wondered why? The ocean doesn’t have a pump or a filter. People swim all the time in the ocean and even eat things that live there raw. So why the need for commercial and residential swimming pool filtration systems? Continue Reading →

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How Pool Filtration Works

If the pump is the heart of the pool circulation system; then the filters are the kidneys. Just as your kidneys play a vital role in removing impurities from your blood to keep your body healthy, your pool filtration system plays a vital part in keeping your pool water clear and clean. Continue Reading →


5 Ways Vak Pak Makes Pool Installation and Maintenance Easier

The design of your pool’s recirculating and filtering systems has an impact on how easy or hard your systems will be to maintain. A well designed pumping and filtering system is easy to install, gives you maximum usable life from your equipment, and is easy to maintain. Over the life of the pool equipment, this can also lead to considerable savings. Here’s how. Continue Reading →

Drowning Prevention

2016 Submersion and Entrapment Report – Consumer Product Safety Commission

The Consumer Product Safety Commission has released its annual report on deaths and injuries due to submersion and entrapment in swimming pools and spas.
The good news is that entrapment deaths and injuries are down by 50%. The bad news is that the number of children treated for nonfatal drowning injuries in 2015 is not statistically different from 2014.

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3 Tips for Picking the Best Circulation System for Your Pool

If you want water that stays clear, it’s important to have the best circulation system. Just like a healthy circulation system is vital to your health, your pool’s health relies on the system to circulate, filter and sanitize the water. A pool with sparkling clear water doesn’t happen by accident, it’s the result of careful planning before the build. Here are 3 tips for picking the best circulation system to put you on your way to a clean, bright pool. Continue Reading →