Alternative Suction Grates
Pool Design article by Skip Phillips, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder
One of our industry’s challenges has been on how to comply with the tenants of the Federal V.G.B. Act addressing suction entrapment, but still considering the cosmetics of the vessel. As GENESIS® has found in the past, if you want a solution, whether it be design and construction education, or developing innovative products, you’ll have to do it yourself.
With that in mind, enclosed are examples of V.G.B. compliant slot suction outlets that not only exceed the criteria of the Federal mandate, but are essentially invisible. Each project must be certified by an engineer for compliance and David J. Peterson, P.E. at Watershape Consulting has worked with us on insuring a safe and attractive outcome.
By utilizing multiple, cross connected slot drains that can accept the chosen veneers in the tray, the result is the absence of the hideous enlarged plastic grates this industry has force fed to us.
Skip Phillips, SWD Master, GENESIS® Ambassador & Co-Founder
Pool Spa Technologies, Inc
600 S. Andreasen
Escondido, CA 92029
T (760) 270-0600