Retroactive Dual Main Drain Mandate


We, here at Paddock, wanted to inform our Arizona Pool customers of a new mandate as directed from the Maricopa County Environmental Health Code. It states in Chapter 6 of the "Bathing Places - Public and Semipublic Swimming Pools" section, Regulation 12:

REGULATION 12. Retroactive Structural Provisions
a. Retroactive main drain requirements:

1. All public and semipublic swimming pools who hold a valid operating permit on the effective date of this code and equipped with a single main drain shall:

(a) Install a properly sized anti-vortex drain cover that complies with ANSI/ASME A112.19.8M, “Suction Fittings for Use In Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs And Whirlpool Bathtub Appliances” on all suction outlets by May 1, 2004.

(b) Install a hydraulically balanced dual main drain at the time that the pool is resurfaced or install a Safety Vacuum Release Device (SVRD) or Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) that meets ANSI/ASME A112-19 Standards or equivalent by January 1, 2014.

(c) Install other devices or means as approved by the Department by no later than January 1, 2014.

If you would like to read all about the regulation in detail, you can visit the Health Code page here, or click here to view the PDF file as posted by the Maricopa County website.

It is important to note that many states have begun requiring hydraulically balanced dual main drains on swimming pools. With a dual drain, the suction is balanced across the two drains, which is important with pool safety. It is still advisable to have an anti-vortex drain cover in place on each drain.

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Paddock's experienced Design Professionals will assist you with this very important task of remodeling your pool drain solutions to comply with Arizona state regulations.You can meet with a Design Professional at our Gardentown Pool Pavilion or for a free in-home estimate. And our in-house Financing Department's flexible financing options make it all possible. Schedule an appointment today to comply Arizona state requirements!

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