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the Complete Training Source for Pool and Spa Professionals

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) was enacted to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in public pools and spas. The act takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain. A member of her community swim and diving team, Graeme was able to swim without assistance since she was 3 years old. Graeme died from drowning, but the real cause of her death was suction entrapment due to a faulty drain cover.

Pool Industry Professionals

Facility Managers Pool Lifeguards Pool Operators Builders/Service Pool & Spa Retailers

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) has partnered with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to host several live training events across the country, designed to bring industry professionals the latest in VGB news and information. Dan Johnson, a leading expert on suction entrapment avoidance and VGB compliance, will discuss what builders, service professionals, pool operators, retailers, lifeguards, and facility managers need to know to ensure compliance and reduce accidents.

For the first time ever, you can benefit from live, in depth training on these issues while networking with other pool and spa professionals. In an effort to make this unique opportunity available to everyone, 15 events will be held across the country.

About APSP

The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals is the world's largest international trade association representing the swimming pool, spa, and hot tub industry. APSP's mission of promoting consumer safety and enhancing the business success of its members is realized through partnership with worthy initiatives such as the CPSP's Pool Safely campaign. By working together with CPSP, APSP can assist in disseminating information about the P&SS Act and start a national conversation that will change the way industry professionals and the public view water safety.

Our Partners

Association of Pool and Spa Professionals Pool Safely World Waterpark Association National Recreational Parks Association Northest Spa & Pool AssociationYMCA