POOL AND SPA DRAIN SAFETY
An entrapment occurs when a person, or an object attached to a person, is sucked onto a pool or spa drain and becomes stuck by the drain’s force.
BE AWARE: 5 TYPES OF ENTRAPMENT
- Hair can become entangled in an improperly covered drain.
- Arms or legs can get lodged and may not be able to be pulled free from an improperly covered drain, even if the pumps are turned off.
- Any part of the body that covers a drain can be held down by the suction.
- Sitting on a drain with suction or a broken or missing cover can cause injuries or disembowelment.
- Fingers, toes, as well as jewelry or a bathing suit can become entangled.
If a drain cover becomes loose or falls off, shut down the pool or spa immediately. No one should enter the pool or spa area until its repaired by a licensed maintenance professional. Install an emergency pump shutoff system and anti-entrapment drain covers on your pool systems. Pool and spa safety drain covers are an important safety step and are required by law.