Published in Lab Law Weekly, April 17th, 2009
Florida officials are requiring private pool owners swap one ineffective safety measure for another, but the man behind both requirements has been the same all along.
Earlier this month, the Florida Building Code Commission drastically changed rules for private pool owners in the name of fighting drain entrapment, the often deadly occurrence of a swimmer who becomes ensnared by a pool drain's overwhelming force. The new standard, known as APSP-7, requires all private pools constructed from here on install only dual drain systems...
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