In December 2007, the United States Government signed into law The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act (VGBA). The Act, requires that covers and grates meet the new standards. Placer County Environmental Health (PCEH) has the responsibility for the oversight and regulation of public swimming pools and spas in Placer County. VGBA Information Letter (.pdf) (100KB)In addition to the Original Information Letter above, a "Pool and Spa Upgrade Requirements" letter was sent to Public Pool and Spa facilities where there is still compliance to be obtained.
VGBA Remodel Applicaton - Use the Public Pool/Spa Minor Remodel ApplicationVGBA Safety Vacuum Release AND Main Drain Cover Replacement Certification (.pdf 56 KB)- This form is to be used to verify compliance with modifcations pursuant to the new health and Safety Code Sections 116064.1 and 116064.2US Consumer Product Safety Commission Website US Consumer Product Safety Commission Approved Drain Covers - A list of Manufacturers for the drain covers required by the Virginia Graem Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act, Section 14049(c)(1)(A)(i). This is not a recommendation of any type.