Pools Must Comply to New Law By Saturday or Shutdown

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

"The easiest fix for this is the anti–entrapment cover which is just a cover you install over your existing drain," says Steve Arnhold, chief engineer for the Double Tree Hotel.

The Bush administration says some pool drains are dangerous and can drown a child. Now a new law that requires public pools to install equipment to keep that from happening requires compliance by Saturday.

But Arnhold says they haven't put covers on their drains just yet. "Of course as soon as we get our covers in we'll install them in our hot tubs and pool." And its not that these companies don't want to be in compliance it's the fact that the anti–entrapment covers are on back order and they don't know when they are going to get them.

The Grand Junction Parks and Rec Department is also waiting for drain covers for Lincoln Park Moyer Pool and their Orchard Mesa pool.

The Grand Junction Athletic Club found drain covers for their pools but admit it wasn't easy.

Many pool owners say they believe as long as they have these new drain covers on order they won't be shut down by the state.


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