New Pool Drain Law

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

This Memorial Day weekend if you're going to be hitting the pool you may notice a new drain cover.

That's because a new federal law is now in effect that requires all public pools and spas to have anti-entrapment drains or safety vacuum release systems.

But according to Ernie Nichols of Pitt County Environmental Health because of state laws only pools that have a single drain and are less than 12 feet in diameter will be enforced this swimming season.

The reason for the new law is because of the danger of drains in swimming pools.

30 out of 140 pools in Pitt County are being forced to change their drains, others have possibly another year until their license can be revoked.

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