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CPSC Email: VGB Pool and Spa Safety Act Inspection Update
From: News from CPSC [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
To the pool and spa safety community:
As a part of CPSC’s enforcement of laws and rules under its jurisdiction, the agency is actively inspecting pools around the country. Our field staff recently visited over 700 public locations, involving more than 900 pools and 300 spas, and found 80% of these compliant. This number represents a very small sampling of public pools and spas around the nation and although most pools were in compliance with the VGB Act, those that were not should be brought into compliance or close.
CPSC will continue to inspect pools and enforce this law. Public pool and spa owners and operators whose pools were found not to be compliant with the VGB Act received a letter from CPSC informing them that they are in violation of the federal Act and that they must bring their pools and spas into compliance of face closure and civil or criminal penalties.
In the coming months, CPSC will be providing information and educational materials to inform the public, the swimming pool and spa communities, and state and local officials about the importance of entrapment and drowning prevention. The staff at CPSC appreciates the assistance offered by so many of you in making public pools and spas safe for recreation.
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