Mike Stinson, who owns the "Mike the Poolman" shop in Folsom, California, was quoted in a new Pool and Spa News story on compliance with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act as saying: “Many, many pool owners are doing nothing… They’re calling the bluff of the inspectors because they’ve heard there aren’t enough [personnel] to go around.”
The entire story can be read here: www.poolspanews.com/2009/091/091n_vgb.html
This is just the latest evidence that enforcement of the important, life-saving law has been lax at best. The inspectors are simply not doing their job, and they are putting lives at risk at as a result. How many entrapment accidents — and deaths — are we going to see before that changes?