In compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act which was put in place to enhance the safety of swimming pools, spas and hot tubs. This Act sets federal mandate that suction and entrapment devices be changed to become in compliance with the new Act.
This includes new pool drain covers in addition to many other changes and requirements that must be met under penalty of the law. Hayward is one of those companies that take your safety seriously. They have complied and are putting out their new safety products for residential and commercial pool safety.