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NESPA:  New Depths

S2| Episode 5: Shedding Light on the New VGB Updates

In this explosive episode, Dom is joined by Steve Barnes – Director of Science and Compliance for AquaStar Pool Products. You probably know Steve from his years teaching at the Pool & Spa Show, but did you know he spent 30 years as a pyrotechnician – creating and executing full-scale firework displays. Steve is a 38-year veteran of the pool & spa industry, chairs the PHTA Technical Committee, ANSI/APSP-16, the Federal VGB Pool & Spa Safety Act drain cover standard, and ANSI/APSP/ICC-15 Standard for Residential Swimming Pool Energy Efficiency.

Steve not only walks us through the May 2021 updates to the VGB Act but brings us back to where this all started in 2007 and the chaos created by the initial implementation being retroactive. Learn more about what the new changes mean for your business and how you can stay in compliance with federal regulations.

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