Aquatics and Commercial

Avoiding deadly suction entrapment in Asian pools

May 7, 2015

suction_thumbAsian public and resort pools are not immune to the tragedy of suction entrapment – far from it. And while US and Australian legislation has moved ahead to protect swimmers from this danger, many Asian jurisdictions are lagging behind.

But it is not simply enough to meet local regulations, as an incident can have dire consequences for a business, including legal action and loss of patronage, on top of the obvious trauma of the death or serious injury.

At Piscine SPLASH! Asia, Hugh Smith, Asia Pacific Director of Pentair Aquatic Systems will be outlining ways to avoid suction entrapment. This is a must-attend event for anyone in the swimming pool industry, particular the commercial sector in Asia.

Thursday May 21, 10.45-11.30am

Suction Entrapment Avoidance; an Overview of the Codes and Standards referenced by the iCodes, VGB, and ANSI/APSP-7.

A quick review of the standards referenced by the International Residential Code, the International Building Code, the Virginia Graeme Baker Act, and ANSI/APSP 7 Suction Entrapment Avoidance Standard. Learn what the standards require for compliance and how to confirm products are compliant.

Piscine SPLASH! Asia is organised by Interpoint Events and GL Events. It is the result of the association of two reputed pool and spa show organisers sharing the same strategy: offering the international pool and spa industry the opportunity to develop export markets and building strong connections with international big players and buyers.

Piscine Global (international leading show with 1000 brands gathered every two years) and SPLASH! (the largest and award-winning trade shows in Australia and New Zealand for pool and spa professionals) have merged their respective expertise to provide the Asian market with the most important show for the professional pool and spa market.

Respectively started in 1991 and 1998, Piscine and SPLASH! Share a true international knowledge of the pool and spa industry and the same criteria for quality events.












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