Dangerous Pool Drains

September 28, 2011 - 11:10 PM
FILE - In this March 18, 2009 file photo, the fit of a new pool main drain return vent covering which is suppose to help prevent suction accidents is checked in Miami. Federal regulators are changing course on a law aimed at keeping swimmers, especially children, from getting trapped in pool drains. The new guidance requires public pools with a single main drain to have a back-up system that could shut the suction of the drain. Previously, operators of those pools were told they could fit their drains with a special cover designed to prevent entrapments. (AP Photo/David Adame, File)