Get your pool in compliance with the new ASME/ANSI A112.19.17 and the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
When a swimmer becomes stuck to a drain or suction outlet in a swimming pool, spa, wading pool, or hot tub, the force of the filtration system can be tremendous. This suction entrapment will hold the bather in its grip until either the vacuum is broken, or he or she drowns, defying the rescue efforts of onlookers.
Vac-Alert provides an important layer of protection to suction entrapment with their safety vacuum release system. Everyone with existing pools and spas now have the opportunity to install the Vac-Alert not only to bring their pools up to code, but also to keep swimmers and children safe from body and limb entrapment.
The Vac-Alert is the perfect safety solution for every pump that draws water, including pools, spas, fountains, slides and vacuum ports. It is easy to install within thirty minutes. An installation DVD is included with every unit. However, we recommend you use a pool professional. Other Features and Benefits:
Complies with ASME/ANSI 112.19.17 as required by the International Building Codes (IBC) and the International Residential Codes (IRC).
Self monitoring, non electrical and low maintenance.
Long lasting design features moisture resistant PVC, and stainless steel construction.
Won't damage your pump when tripped.
3-year limited warranty ensures reliability.
The Vac-Alert Model VA-2000S is a Safety Vacuum Release System (SVRS) designed for submerged suction applications. Submerged suction in this case applies to all applications where the circulating pump suction is more than 24” below the level of the pool water surface. For distances greater than 10’ below the water line, a Vac-Alert pump shutoff system should be added. The Model VA-2000S is recommended on commercial pool applications where the pump runs 24/7. In submerged suction applications, for pumps more than 3 horsepower or for pumps located 10’ or more below the water line, an electrical pump shut-off switch is needed. This unit incorporates a 0.375” diameter orifice opening installed below the surge tube section. This orifice opening is sized to provide a limited amount of pump start-up surge protection, while at the same time allowing enough air into the piping system to insure dissipation of the dynamic suction force caused by the circulating pump.
The Model VA-2000S SVRS unit also utilizes a check valve assembly equipped with a 0.25 pound spring and a non-vented poppet (no poppet disc or hole through the poppet). This check valve assembly utilizes a light duty spring to minimize the sealing force of the check valve. The non-vented poppet insures that water from the circulating system, under a positive hydrostatic head condition, does not migrate up into the SVRS unit.
To view the Quick Installation Guide, click on the Additional Specifications to the left.
To help you understand the Safety Act and its requirements, we recommend that you review the summary of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act as presented on the Association of Pool and Spa Professionals (APSP) website.