Chestnut Ridge Pool Safety Guide | Westchester County Pool Builder
*Please remember, there is no substitute for an attentive and alert adult when children are in or near the pool.

Public Pool Safety

ALL public pool owners / operators must:

  • Install drain covers that meet the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8-2007 standard on EVERY drain/grate. A list of cover manufacturers can be found at
  • Install an automatic shut-off system, gravity drainage system, Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS), suction-limiting vent system, or disable the drain, if the pool operates off of a SINGLE main drain. Pools and spas with unblockable drains are exempt from this requirement. A list of SVRS manufacturers can be found at
  • Ensure that dual or multiple main drains are at least 3 feet apart.

B&B Pool and Spa Center recommends pool owners disable old drains or build new pools without any drains and use gutters, overflows, and/or skimmers to provide water to the pump. These steps will ELIMINATE and not merely MITIGATE the danger of drain entrapment in pools and spas.

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