Last Friday’s uccai meeting addressed pool safety and the need to modify your pools pursuant to the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act; seven months ago I suggested in this post that you shouldn’t even have waited for the law to take effect before modifying your pools and spas. (The law took effect in December.)
Now, unfortunately, there’s news of another unfortunate death due to a pool drain. Five-year-old Linnea Rose Oldham of Snyderville, Utah was killed in a tragic drain-related incident while vacationing in Mexico; according to the article in the Park Record, the family wants the story to get out, in hopes that it will prevent other similar tragedies.
Please, if your association’s pools and spas have not been modified, shut them down and get them fixed now.
My thoughts and condolences to Linnea’s family and loved ones.