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Does my pool gate latch need to be mounted on the inside of the fence?

July 3, 2008


There are many misconceptions people have regarding pool gate safety laws. I did a blog post a while back dealing with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Pool & Spa Safety Act, which resulted from architects asking whether we had a latch that satisfied both codes ( read the article for more information […]

Does the ADA conflict with the Pool and Spa Act of 2007?

April 24, 2008


I am often asked if I sell a latch that will meet both the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Pool Code ( see my post on the new national pool code ).  The problem is because in most situations a door handle can not be higher than 48 inches to meet the ADA […]

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act of 2007

April 1, 2008


This act was signed into law by President Bush on December 19, 2007 and is named for the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III . At the age of 7, Virginia drowned after being trapped underwater by the suction of a drain in a spa. I am writing this article to […]