VGB-Compliant Drain Covers

VGB-Compliant Drain Covers


VGB-Compliant Drain Covers

What Is the VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act?

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (VGB), passed in December 2007, mandates that all public pool or spa drain covers in the U.S. meet the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 entrapment protection standards or any successor standards. These standards ensure that pool or spa main drains do not pose a suction entrapment hazard.


VGB-Compliant Products

NorCal Pool Service’s certified VGB drain covers and sump grates meet the ANSI/APSP/ICC-16 2017 standards. Designed for safety, these products are unblockable and suitable for existing pool outlets, but not for pools with single main drains unless specified.


Product Specifications

  • Standard Sizes: 18×18 inches or smaller, 24×24 inches or smaller.
  • Materials: Stainless steel or GPM polymer.
  • Custom Sizes: Available for various drain sumps or outlets.
  • Flow Rates: Standard units accommodate flow rates over 1,100 gallons.


Expertise and Assistance

Improper main drains can cause severe injuries or fatalities. NorCal Pool Service provides expertise on VGB compliance and helps select the appropriate drain covers, considering drain sizes, system flow rates, and existing designs.

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