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Check drain covers to ensure they are not loose or broken. If you have doubts, call a pool professional to inspect it.

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Do not get in pools that have loose, broken or missing drain covers.

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Replace old drain covers with ones that meet standards of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, marked VGB 2008

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Install an automatic pump shut-off system

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Install a safety vacuum release system

source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals

 

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source: American Academy of Pediatrics; National Drowning Prevention Alliance