The danger of children being trapped by defective drain suction remains a problem for about 80% of the nation’s public pools. In 2007, Congress passed legislation requiring safe drain compliance within one year. The National Swimming Pool Foundation reports that approximately 240,000 pools across the nation will fail to comply with the new federal standard before the deadline. This issue, despite litigation against product manufacturers and the enactment of federal legislation, remains a significant risk for our children.
Call Pierce & Thornton if you or a loved one has been affected by this issue.