Are Your Pool Drain Covers Putting Your Organization at Risk?

Published on Mar 15, 2022

Scott Trafton

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Drain covers on commercial pools all have expiration dates in compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker act.  

If drain covers are not replaced before they expire, all liability falls on the facility instead of the drain cover manufacturer, which can be millions of dollars! 

When a new drain cover is installed, the expiration date is typically years in the future.  This can be difficult to keep track of, and since the drains are often at the bottom of the pool or spa and bolted down, it can be a challenge to read them once installed.

Pool Shark H2O allows you to add the serial number and expiration dates for these covers as part of the pool record.

An email alert is sent out to all administrators on the account 90 days before the drain covers expire providing ample time to order new covers or contact a pool company to replace them. 

Adding Your VGB Drain Information to Pool Shark H2O

Adding your VGB Drain cover information into the Pool Shark H2O system is fast and easy.

1. Click on the name of the pool/spa from the home screen to go to the pool details page.

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2. Scroll down to the VGB Information section and click on the ‘Edit’ link and add the serial number and expiration date for each drain cover.  That’s it!  Your team administrators will receive the email reminders 90 days before the expiration date.

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The benefits of implementing Pool Shark include:

  • Substantial ROI
  • Better Water Conditions
  • Improved Guest & Customer Satisfaction
  • Plug and Play Ease of Use
  • Stronger Risk Management & Reduced Liability
  • Guides and Practices
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