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

July 3, 2008

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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

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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

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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 […]