Is your drain cover life expectancy about to expire?
Is your Drain Cover Life Expectancy About to Expire?
This December marks five years that the Federal mandates in the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) have been in effect, including the requirement that
- All suction fitting assemblies or drain covers manufactured or sold comply with the applicable standard (now APSP-16); and
- That all commercial pool and spa drains to have new VGB certified covers.
Since numerous fittings were installed in 2008 and early 2009, many have or are about to reach the end of their stated life expectancy and need to be replaced before the start of the 2014 season.
As with the original fittings, each replacement unit must be compatible with the existing frame and sump, and have a flow rating equal or greater than the maximum system flow. All units should be installed by an industry professional (Aquarama Pools and Spas), in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
Aquarama Pools and Spas strongly encourages our customers to contact us and have us review the pool/spa circulation system, as well as the integrity of the existing frames.