ADA and Health Department Links
Who is Virginia Grame Baker?
Learn more about the young girl who inspired the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) takes its name from Virginia Graeme Baker, a young girl who drowned after she was trapped under water by the powerful suction from a hot tub drain.
A twin and the youngest of five, 7-year-old Graeme, as her family called her, was the daughter of Nancy and James Baker IV, the son of former Secretary of State James Baker III. A member of her community swim and diving team, Graeme was able to swim without assistance since she was 3 years old.
In June 2002, Graeme became stuck to a hot tub drain and was unable to pull herself free. Efforts by her mother to pull Graeme from the drain proved unsuccessful. Two men who eventually freed Graeme from the spa pulled so hard that the drain cover broke from the force. Graeme died from drowning, but the real cause of her death was suction entrapment due to a faulty drain cover.
After her tragic death, her mother, Nancy Baker, worked tirelessly to advocate for pool and spa safety. Mrs. Baker, her family and Safe Kids Worldwide actively lobbied Congress to win support for a law to require anti-entrapment drain covers and other safety devices, as needed. The statute, which was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, was signed into law by the President in December 2007.
To carry out the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act, CPSC launched Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives, a national public education campaign to raise public awareness about drowning and entrapment prevention, support industry compliance with the Act’s requirements, and improve safety at the nation’s pools and spas.
Portable i-Lift Pool Lift
The Solution for ADA Compliance
The Portable i-Lift battery powered Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant pool lift is the most economical & efficient solution to ADA compliance. Designed for use on in-ground pools/spas for all commercial and public pools, from large scale aquatic facilities including schools & university's, to fitness and recreational sports clubs, hotels/motels and more. Compliance is required by March 15, 2012 but don't wait, the Portable i-Lift is by far your most economical and versatile solution. The Portable i-Lift battery powered lift has a safe and easy operating system which is rotationally and vertically powered. Questions? Please contact our i-Lift Specialist at 800.737.5386 x121
•Designed for Pool & Spa Applications
•Easy to Operate With 360° Rotation for Flexible Load & Unload Positions
•300 lb. Weight Limit
•6 Points of Contact With Pool Deck for Safety & Stability When Stabilizer Arms Are Out
•Small Footprint Allows the Lift to Stay Out of the Clear Deck Space Zone for Aquatic Lifts Required by ADA Guidelines
•Will Not Mark or Mar Concrete Because All Contact Points are Coated With Thick Protective Non-Slip Pads
•Sealed Weight Compartment to Help Prevent Stains n the Pool Deck
•No Anchor Required
•Easy to Move Around With 4 Precision Bearing Castors
•Lift Folds Back Over Anchor Reducing Storage Space Needs
•Removable Handle for Safety & Storage Ease
•Ships in Manageable Pieces for Ease of Off-Loading & Assembly on the Pool Deck
•4 Points to Lock the Unit to the Deck for Redundancy in Safety
•2 Pull-Out Locking Legs for Safety & Stability
•4 Swiss Made High Performance Wheels - 2 Locking & 2 Stationary
BALDWIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
This link will connect you to our local Baldwin County website. You will find all necessary information regarding Health Department guidelines for your swimming pool and spa.
This link provides information for the I-Lift.
THE LINKS ARE A RESOURCE TO FIND INFORMATION. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS PLEASE CONTACT A CERTIFIED POOL OPERATOR AT KAISER POOLS 251-945-7665. THANK YOU!