WGX1031B HAS BEEN REPLACED WITH WGX1031BHF2
Hayward Main Drains and Covers
Hayward covers safety with variety and style. New safety suction outlets meet all federal requirements.For concrete or vinyl/fiberglass pools, Hayward NSF listed suction outlets are available in a wide range of styles and sizes to satisfy any installation requirement. Whether you install frame and covers, for residential or commercial pools, or sump-type outlets, Hayward suction outlets set the standard in quality and value.
Legislation leads to performance enhancements:
Two major changes in the pool industry address the enhanced performance requirements for pool safety.
- The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has released ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 – 2007 Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs. The revisions for this standard include testing of outlet covers to prevent hair entanglement, body entrapment, and finger entrapment as well as improved Ultra Violet (UV) stability of outlet covers.
- The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety act promotes the safe use of pools, spas and hot tubs by imposing mandatory federal requirements for suction entrapment avoidance. Effective December 20, 2008 the Act will be administered by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC).*
What do the mandatory federal requirements mean?
Specifically, the mandatory federal requirements are as follows:
- By December 20, 2008 each swimming pool or spa drain cover manufactured, distributed or entered into commerce in the United States shall conform to the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 2007 Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas and Hot Tubs published by ASME. Compliance with this standard will be enforced by the CPSC as a consumer product safety rule.
- Hayward WG Series Suction Outlet products comply with provisions of the ANSI/ASME A112.19.8 – 2007 standard and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
It is important to determine if a drain cover is compliant with the requirements.
Hayward drain covers compliant with the new standard will have ANSI/ASME embossment on each drain cover to indicate it is compliant.