Latest Updates

1-15-2015: Article: Pool & Spa News: The Whole Equation

9-29-2014: Article: Waterway Plastics Recalls Spa Drain Suction Covers

9-10-2014: Video: This easy pool safety check could save your life

8-21-2014: Article: Are Airbnb hosts regulated by the CPSC? Short term rental....

8-12-2014: Video: Keeping your family safe at the pool

7-30-2014: Video: Kids sign Pool Safely Pledge

5-30-2014: Video: 4 year old boy drowns in spa pool in San Bernando

1-25-2014: Update: We welcome Aquatic Technology Inc. as a new distributor in Maine.

12-3-2013: Update: Eight Manufacturers Recall Pool and In-Ground Spa Drain Covers

8-9-2013: Video: NBC Nightly News- Pool Drains Pose Serious Risks

8-8-2013: Article: Pool & Spa News: New Anti-Entrapment Invention: ProteKtor

8-7-2013: Video: Fox News- Usher's son gets caught in pool drain

8-7-2013: Video: CNN- Usher's Son Pool Mishap

8-7-2013: Video: USA TODAY- Ushers Son involved in Swimming Accident.

8-7-2013: Article: USA Today- Injury to Usher's son prompts home pool warning

8-5-2013: Video: Ushers 5 year old Son nearly drowns (911 call)

8-6-2013: Video: ABC News- Usher's Son Hospitalized After Pool Accident

8-5-2013: Document: CPSC Extension Approval of Information Collection

7-17-2013:Video: Questions raised about hotel swimming pool after drowning

7-12-2013: Article: Pool & Spa News: VGB Drain Covers Due to Expire

7-12-2013: Article: Pool & Spa News: In Memoriam: Kevin Mulvey (1956-2013)

5-8-2013: Article: Pool & Spa News: Parents of Entrapment Victim Settle for $40 Million

11-15-2012: Article: Pool & Spa News: Entrapment-Prevention Pioneer Dies

10-1-2012: Article: Pool & Spa News: Mechanical Entrapment Raises Questions

10-2-2012: Article: Submersions Related to Non-Pool and Non-Spa Products, 2012 Report

10-2-2012: Article: News from CPSC: In home danger - Drowning Hazards

7-19-2012: Article: Pool & Spa News: Recent Entrapment Raises Installation Issues

6-22-2012: Article: Is your Drain Cover Safe?

6-12-2012: Video: Girl, 4, rescued after arm gets stuck in pool drain.

6-12-2012: Article: 4-year-old rescued after arm gets stuck in pool drain

5-5-2012: Article: 16-year-old drowns in school swimming pool

12-7-2011: See the article written by our own Brandon Schroader in the December Issue of Pool & Spa News!

12-7-2011: Article: Pool & Spa News: Required Reading by Erika Taylor

12-7-2011: Article: Pool & Spa News: Covering the Drain by Rebecca Robledo

12-7-2011 Article: Pool & Spa News: Entrapment Testing at a Glance by Rebecca Robledo

12-7-2011 Article: Physical/ Ultraviolet Testing by Rebecca Robledo

12-7-2011 Article: Pool & Spa News: On the right Track? by Rebecca Robledo

12-6-2011: Upcoming Lecture: Western Show, 1pm on Friday, March 16th. Room 303A.

11-20-2011: Article: Pool & Spa News: A list of the models named in CPSC's recall.

11-17-2011: Article: Pool and Spa Drain Cover Safety Considerations

10-25-2011: Article: CPSC Vote Elicts Partisan Wrangling

10-25-2011: Article: CPSC Ruling upends drain requirements

10-4-2011: Article (PDF): CPSC panel reverses itself on pool safey.

10-4-2011: Article : CPSC panel reverses itself on pool safety.

10-4-2011: Update: News from CPSC 9-30-2011

10-4-2011: Article: Feds to Regulate Public Swimming Pool Drains 9-29-2011

10-4-2011: VGB Act Incorporation Reference Successor Standard 7-20-2011

9-28-2011: Article: Down the Drain: Government reverses course on safety rule

9-27-2011: Letter from Congress of the United States

9-26-2011: Letter from House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce.

9-22-2011: CPSC Repeal of VGB Unblockable Drains

7-1-2011: Press Release: Drainsafe® products available by NSi/Tork®

6-28-2011: Letter to Drainsafe® from the CPSC

6-15-2011: Article: Castle Point Borough Council gets prosecuted

6-14-2011: .pdf File: Commercial Pool Systems, Inc. Recall Guide.

6-6-2011: USA Today Article: Pool Safety law not working

5-30-2011: Video: ABC15.com

5-30-2011: Notice: APSP Recall

5-30-2011: Article: Recall over drowning Risk

5-28-2011: Article: Are your kids safe from drowning?

5-28-2011: Article: CBS News - Recall may force closures

5-27-2011: Article: Baltimore Sun - Drain cover recall may close public pools nationwide

5-27-2011: Article: Chicago Tribune - Widespread drain recall will delay start of pool season

5-27-2011: Drainsafe® Press Release Concerning Recall

5-26-2011: Article: CNN U.S. - Recall of pool drain covers could mean holiday pool closings

5-26-2011: Article: Pool & Spa News - CPSC Issues Massive Drain Cover Recall

5-26-2011: Article: Drain cover recall may close many public pools.

5-26-2011: Newswire: Covers pose possible entrapment hazard

5-26-2011: News from CPSC: Recall on Anti-Entrapment DrainCovers

5-26-2011: Email Notice: CPSC Initiates Recall

5-24-11: Drainsafe.com no longer contains any specific products. All Drainsafe product information has been relocated to www.newwatersolutions.com.

4-28-11: In compliance with the CPSC's drain cover investigation: resulting test reports.

4-5-11: Chicago Tribune Article - Federal regulator looks at safety of pool drain covers

4-5-11: Clips from the CPSC meeting Webcast. Clip 1, Clip 2, Clip 3, Clip 4

4-5 -11: We are currently in Washington, DC attending a meeting with the CPSC.

2-22-11: National Environmental Health Association 2011

2-22-11: Pool & Spa News 2011 Directory

2-7-11: Chicago Tribune Article - The Danger that Lurks Underwater

1-20-11: News from CPSC - Vacless Systems Inc. under recall. Click for info.

1-18-11: We need your help! Help NDPA petition Oprah to assist in educating the public on drowning prevention.

1-15-11: Drainsafe announcing our roll as a Campaign Safety Leader in the Pool Safely Campaign with the CPSC.

1-15-11: New Buttons

1-15-11: New Logo

11-30-10: In the News: News from CPSC: National campaign to change the way people think about safety.

11-11-10: Update: Drainsafe Advertisements (Added 4 placed ads.)

August - September, 2010: Submitted numerous pages of suction entrapment information to The Aquapedia

9-29-10: Update: Contact us!

9-24-10: New: Regulatory Information: Letter to Health Inspectors

9-21-10: New: Calculating the Hydraulics of a Suction Outlet Cover

9-21-10: Update: Regulatory Information

9-21-10: Update: Retrofit

9-21-10: Update: Suction Outlet Cover Policy

9-8-10: In the News Side by Side comparison of Certified Suction Outlet Covers for 5" to 8" sumps.

9-8-10: Release - News from CPSC

9-2-10: Entrapment Definitions - Chemical Degradation Definition

9-2-10: In the News Article: Pool & Spa News - Drain Cover Report Leaked to ABC News

8-26-10: Update: Suction Hazard pages updated. Drainsafe Definitions available by clicking Green Buttons.

8-25-10: In the News Article: ABC News - Confidential Study Warns of 'Serious Injury Or Deaths' from Drain Covers Used In Millsions Of US Pools.

8-17-10: In the News Article: Questions Trigger discontinuation of a VGBA- Approved Cover

8-3-10: Article: More than 1,000 public pools fail to comply with safety laws

8-3-10: News Video Page Update: Video: ABC News 7 Story - Deep Trouble

7-26-10: Update to the Distributor page: Canada distributors now available.

7-26-10: Retrofit page: Updated #4 to include Gravity Feed, Vent to Atmosphere .......

7-26-10 In the News Page Update - Video: poolsafely.gov presents Pool Safely Educational Video

7-20-10: News Video Page Update - Video: ABC News: Are your kids protected from deadly pool drains?

7-1-10: Video: NBC Today Show - Saving Kids from Drowning Dangers

6-29-10: Addition: Search Our Site Link.

5-28-10: Article: The VGB Effect

5-11-10: Article: Comparison Article

2-11-10: New Page: Drainsafe® Advertisement

2-9-10: News from the Pool Safety Council

2-9-10: Video: SVLS (2nd Dynamic Hold Down Force Test)

2-9-10: New Page: Video Download Page - Featuring the Dynamic Hold Down Force Tests

1-27-10: Page Update - Product Page (Not Complete)

1-12-10: New Link: Orlando Pool and Spa Show

12-16-09: Article: A Force to Reckon With

11-13-09:Video: Dynamic Hold Down Force Demonstration Video

10-11-09: Sign up for our Email list today!

10-11-09: Updated Star100 and 2000 Links

10-11-09: Catalog Kit page available.

9-22-09: Video: I-Team: Pool Accident Puts Safety Laws In Question

9-22-09: Video: I-Team: Preventing Pool Entrapment

9-22-09 Article: I-Team: Preventing Pool Entrapment

9-22-09: Video: I-Team: Hidden Pool Drain Danger

9-10-09: Video: CPSC's Pool/Spa Safety and Drowning Prevention Videos

9-10-09: Article: Seal Beach man got stuck to spa drain by Teri Sforza

9-10-09: Article: Proceed cautiously on new pool rules by Teri Sforza

9-7-09: Article: Dangers lurk not so deep by Teri Sforza

9-7-09: In The News link added to all necessary pages.

9-1-09: Distributor Locator added on product page..

8-27-09: Article: Fast Facts: Pool Safety & Children

8-27-09: Article: Girl Stuck in Pool Skimmer Freed

8-27-09: Added to product page: Smart Pool Pro's Collector Vessel

8-27-09: Article: I-Team: Hidden Pool Danger

8-11-09: Site Email repaired. Send us your question or comments today! Info@drainsafe.com

8-7-09: UPDATE: In The News page now includes Archived information.

8-7-09: UPDATE: Archive page removed.

8-04-09: Article: VGB Media Coverage Takes a New Tone by Rebecca Robledo (7-21-09)

8-04-09: Article: Thai Entrapment of a British Boy by Andrew Drummond (7-13-09)

7-28-09: Pool law creates confusion by Paul Adler, KY3 News

7-21-09: 100s of South California Pools are not safe by David Goldstein, CBS 2.

7-19-09: Building Superintendent: Above-Ground pools posing threat by Charles Winokoor, Gatehouse News.

7-19-09: Illegal swimming pool drain covers can be deadly by Susy Raybon, Charleston Military Com. Examiner.

7-17-09 to 7-20-09: North American Drain Cover Stories

7-17-09: 5 Videos added to News Video.

New Water Solutions, Inc., Drainsafe®, drainsafe.com nor I, Ron Schroader recommend the use of one product or device over another. Products must be implemented as per system/job specific application. It is the obligation of the installer to understand the intended use and application prior to installation of any product or device. All products must be installed as per manufacturers instructions and be job site specific to meet the criteria of each individual application.