5 Questions Homeowners Ask About Main Drain Entrapment

People having their first pool installed have plenty of questions. While most of the questions center around how equipment works and how to maintain their new pool, many people are concerned about drowning prevention and how to make their pool as safe as possible. This guide will help answer the most common questions about main drain entrapment and drowning prevention. Continue Reading →

View of the backs of two young sisters in swim suits as they sit and look at a splash pad. The late afternoon sun is shining on them. There is copy space.

3 Reasons Why Now Is the Time to Sell Splash Pads

Let’s face it, the winter months aren’t the best months for sales if you build pools. However, smart builders take advantage of the slower season to capitalize on builds that can be done quickly, are perfect for a large market, and don’t attract attention from their competitors. What builds are these you ask? The answer is splash pads! The slow season is the perfect season to switch gears and focus your sales efforts on splash pads, and here’s why: Continue Reading →

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The Best Filtration System for Splash Pads

Splash pads continue to be one of the hottest trends in the aquatic industry.  People of all ages love splash pads and the people that build splash pads love Vak Pak circulation and filtration systems.

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Drowning prevention

How Do Collector Tanks Work?

The use of collector tanks has been mandatory on public pools and spas in Florida for over 40 years.  The laws were enacted in Florida to prevent drowning by suction entrapment.  Since the Florida law passed, not one instance of drowning by suction entrapment has taken place where a collector tank has been in use. Not one.

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The Filtration System Your Splash Pad Needs

Have you considered incorporating splash pads or interactive water features in one of your builds? They are becoming more and more popular. Splash pads need filtration and circulation systems just like swimming pools; but their needs are very different.

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What is a Gravity Drainage System?

If you design or build commercial or residential swimming pools, you need to be concerned with safety, main drain entrapment, and drowning prevention.  If your focus is commercial pools, designing to prevent main drain entrapment is more than a concern, it is the law.

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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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