Pool and Spa Repair & Equipment Services
Pool & Spa Equipment Repair or Replacement by
Our Staff of Licensed Contractors/APSP Certified Service Professionals
- Initial Consultation/Estimate $129*
- Onsite Repair: $129 call out, $32.25 each additional 1/4 hr
- In Store Repair: $70 minimum, $17.50 each additional 1/4 hr
*Applied to any installation purchased
Underwater Scuba Services
- Main Drain and Equalizer Line Cover Replacement per Federal Law
- Fill in visible Cracks or Chips in plaster surface
- Light repair/replacement
- Handrail repair/replacement
- Rebar Stain Removal
Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act:
As of December 19, 2008, this Federal law will go into effect pertaining to public swimming pool main drain and skimmer equalizer line covers. This law mandates a particular acceptable cover. There have been many recorded deaths by drowning because the wrong main drain covers and/or skimmer equalizer covers were installed or broken.
The Act specifies that on or after December 19, 2008, swimming pool and spa drain covers available for purchase in the United States must meet specific performance requirements. Additionally, public swimming pools, wading pools, spas and hot tubs must meet requirements for installation of compliant drain covers. Also, in certain instances, public pools and spas must have additional devices or systems designed to prevent suction entrapment, evisceration or hair getting wrapped around the old grate style covers.
In an effort to prevent these accidents and make sure our commercial customers are compliant with the law, The Pool Doctor now has three people on staff that are certified to scuba dive the pool and install approved anti-vortex/anti-hair entrapment style Main Drain & Equalizer Covers.
This service can be performed for $450 for one cover, $75 for each additional cover.
Under current law, the maximum penalty for one or more related violations is $1.825 million. Congress is considering legislation that would increase this penalty to $10 million or higher. A willful violation of the drain cover standard could result in criminal penalties, including fines or imprisonment, under Section 21 of the Consumer Product Safety Act.
In the near future, States will receive federal grants to ensure that all swimming pools, residential or public, comply with these safety regulations.
Let The Pool Doctor keep your swimmers safe and your pool legal. If you would like to discuss this service as it relates to your particular situation or schedule to have the work performed, please contact us.