Vak Pak is the leader in the manufacture of commercial pool filtration systems. So, it’s no wonder that we get questions from contractors on a regular basis. In addition to specific questions geared to individual projects, we get general questions as well. Here are 3 questions we hear most frequently. Continue Reading →
Every summer, thousands of public pools, splash pads, and spas are closed due to health and safety violations according to the Centers for Disease Control. Researchers reviewed the results of health and safety inspections in the 5 states with the highest number of public pools and aquatic play areas (Arizona, California, Florida, New York and Texas). An astonishing 80% identified at least one violation. The most common were: Continue Reading →
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 →
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 →
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.
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.
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.