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How far apart do pool main drains need to be?
To be safe a pool drain must not be “blockable.” This means one person should not be able to completely block the drain. One way to fix this issue is by installing at least two drains 36″ or more apart.
How do you remove the drain cover from the bottom of a pool?
If you don’t see any screws, then the cover twists on and off. Undo the screws, if it’s screw-fastened. Twist the cover counterclockwise if no screws hold it down. You may have to swim up for air and then swim back down several times until you get it removed.
Is a pool main drain necessary?
Main drains are not required in an inground swimming pool, however, they are strongly recommended and can be extremely useful in some circumstances. The advantages of main drains are to give you the ability to drain the water from your pool without the use of a sump pump. This is useful when replacing your pool liner.
How do you remove the main drain cap in a pool?
Undo the screws, if it’s screw-fastened. Twist the cover counterclockwise if no screws hold it down. You may have to swim up for air and then swim back down several times until you get it removed. Lift the cover up out of the drain hole when it has been unfastened.
Has anyone ever been killed by a pool drain?
The family of a 6-year-old girl whose intestines were partially sucked out by a Minnesota swimming pool drain last year says the child has died. A 6-year-old girl whose intestines were partially sucked out by a swimming pool drain, leading to tougher safety legislation, has died, her family’s attorney said Friday.
What sizes do VGB drain covers come in?
Ranging from 8 to 12 inches in diameter, we have VGB drain covers in both round and square shapes, as well as several different colors, to fit a variety of pool designs.
What is a VGB cover for a pool?
VGB Swimming Pool Drain Covers Since the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act was officially enacted in 2008, all pools must have VGB main drain covers to prevent drain entrapments and vacuum effects that can be dangerous, even fatal. Even older swimming pools can follow these rules with a few safety adjustments.
Why choose natare for your VGB drain?
Natare can assist in the proper selection of a drain. Natare’s certified VGB drain covers and sump grates comply with the requirements of the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act when used in conjunction with the appropriate certification of a Registered Design Professional as stipulated in the ASME Standard.
Can a sump cover be used with an existing drain?
These drain sump covers are unblockable and are qualified “Field Fabricated Outlets”, which can be used with existing pool outlets (drains). However, these drain covers are not intended for pools with single main drains, except in special cases.