Inspecting your pool drain

Inspecting your pool drain

You need to keep inspecting your pool drain all the time. This way you would be able to meet all the federal regulations as well as be able to prevent entrapment and avoid tragedies from taking place. This mean that you must install approved drain covers in order to prevent entrapment.

Safety of your pool drain
In case any drain cover is broken, do not enter or allow anyone to enter the pool. Get the necessary repairs done immediately by a professional. No one should be allowed to play with any suction outlet. Do not allow anyone to sit on the wall vacuum fittings. For those having long hair, ask them to tie it well into a ponytail as well as wear a bathing cap. No one should be allowed to wear jewelry in the pool.
Get a licensed professional to inspect all the suction outlets of your pool. The drain covers must be certified and as per the specifications. The wall vacuum fittings must be having the self closing feature. All broken or missing covers must be replaced immediately.

Have a list of rules for your pool. Anyone who enters the pool has to to read the rules. Make sure that no one is playing with the drains.

You need to understand all your circulation, drain as well as drain cover options. This way you would know what all you need to use in order to ensure the safety of your pool.

Various types of suction entrapment
Hair entrapment will happen when the hair of a person will get entangled in a drain cover. This will be difficult to pull free and is the most common form of entrapment.
Limb entrapment happens when a limb like arm or leg will get stuck in a drain. This will happen only when a cover is broken or missing.
Body entrapment another dangerous entrapment that occurs when any part of the person’s body is completely covering the drain and suction holds the body in place.

In order to avoid all these injuries and mishaps from happening, make sure that you are getting your pool inspected at regular intervals by a certified professional.