Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall

We’ve all read all the usual pool safety tips over the years and are probably numb to them by now.

We pretty much have the basics down to memory: that there should always be adult supervision, that we should have our pools enclosed with a high fence, that we should always have a flotation device close by along with other rescue equipment, and that toys should not be left around the water source at the risk of enticing young children.

But how many times have you heard about the dangers of pool and spa drains? Drain covers that are missing, broken or noncompliant with the latest laws can pose a significant danger. There is a risk of entrapment if the drain cover is not fitted properly. It can entangle hair or even hold a body under water. Both children and adults have been injured and even killed by broken or improperly installed swimming pool drain covers.

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