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In December 2007, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Saftey Act (VGBA) was signed into law. The law was named after Virginia Graeme Baker, who died in an accident in June 2002, when the suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water.

The Act requires all public swimming pools and spas be equipped with anti-entrapment devices or systems that comply with ASME/ANSI standard A112.19.17 or ASTM standard F2387, as in effect on December 31, 2009. The Act further requires that public swimming pools and spas that have a single main drain other than an unblockable drain be equipped with one or more devices or systems designed to prevent entrapment by pool or spa drains.

YCEH ensures that all public swimming pools and spas have the proper drain covers and that those drain covers do not exceed the manufacturer expiration date. During routine inspections YCEH also ensures that any secondary devices or systems have been tested as required by the manufacturer.