Pool & Spa Act Deadline For Local Pools

A new pool safety act has local YMCAs scrambling to meet a deadline to replace their drain covers.  The Pool and Spa Safety Act mandates that new drain covers that protect against entrapment should be installed on all public and private pools by December 19, 2008.

The covers are in short supply and must be approved by the Federal Government. So time is running out. Montgomery's English Pools will replacd the drain covers at the Montgomery area YMCAs.

The new act was named honoring the granddaughter of James Baker, former U.S. Secretary of State, who died when she was entrapped in a drain in a private in-ground spa.