Gardner Pool Plastering, Inc. Inaugurates Massive Public Education Campaign for Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act

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Gardner Pool Plastering (http://www.gardnerpoolplastering.com), the premier resource in Southern California for residential and commercial pool remodeling, reminds citizens and businesses to immediately educate themselves about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act. This landmark federal legislation impacts millions of Americans, requiring the retrofitting of all public pools and spas with new approved drain and grate covers.

Gardner Pool Plastering (http://www.gardnerpoolplastering.com), the premier resource in Southern California for residential and commercial pool remodeling, reminds citizens and businesses to immediately educate themselves about the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Safety Act. This landmark federal legislation impacts millions of Americans, requiring the retrofitting of all public pools and spas with new approved drain and grate covers.

"As a trusted resource in this industry, we continue to proactively contact businesses - including longtime friends and companies newly introduced to our family of experts - so we can uphold the spirit and letter of The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. This legislation is a summons to action and a reminder of the importance of working with professionals who can meet the standards of the Act," says Scott McKenna, President of Gardner Pool Plastering, "The Act's numerous features, which cover an array of public and private facilities, underscore the economic and regulatory urgency of addressing this issue as quickly as possible. Throughout Southern California, there are thousands of businesses that need to meet this challenge without delay or possibly suffer economic punishment. We don't want a surprise inspection to close a pool, and thus deny swimmers access to their favorite source of recreation. In fact, many business owners may simply be unaware that they have yet to fulfill all of the Act's requirements. And finally, I encourage business owners to contact their insurance providers because failure to comply with the Act can result in denial or renewal of insurance coverage."

To avoid penalties or the closure of a pool or spa, business owners should insist on the following:
.    Job site presite - review Cover and Pump GPM (Gallons Per Minute) requirements
.    Pool drawing and submittal to Health department
.    Scheduled Inspections (if compliance requires more than simple drain cover replacement)
.    Drain pool to owner requested area (if necessary - many retrofits can be performed without draining)
.    Demo trough in pool floor if splitting drains
.    Re-plumb existing drains to meet new code requirement, If necessary. Meet sump requirements.
.    Install other approved anti-entrapment products ONLY if necessary
.    After approved inspection fill in plumbing troughs with Gunite and create proper wells (sumps)
.    Install approved VGBA complaint main drain covers and waterproof.
.    Patch pool finish
.    Chemical start-up

Unparalleled Achievement: Knowledge and Education
Gardner Pool Plastering enjoys widespread success because of its dedication to educating the public about pool safety. "Well before the Virginia Graeme Baker Act became law, our company believed in making safety the hallmark of all our efforts. This forty-year commitment is the driving force of everything we do," states Mr. McKenna.

About Gardner Pool Plastering

Founded in 1969, Gardner Pool Plastering is one of the largest and most professional pool plastering, finishing and remodeling companies in Southern California. With more than 32,000 completed projects, Gardner Pool Plastering is a trusted brand for new pool builders, architects, designers and landscape professionals.

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