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City of Jacksonville Pools to Open Following Drain-Lid Recall
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City of Jacksonville Pools to Open Following Drain-Lid Recall

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The city of Jacksonville will open its 33 swimming pools, after a delay due to a nationwide drain-cover recall. 

The city of Jacksonville received updated information from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission regarding their pool drain covers.

Since city pools have a gravity system, not a direct suction system, the city's 33 pools are exempt from the recall.

Cecil Aquatic Center will open today. The other 32 pools will open Saturday.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled the drain covers nationally Thursday. CPSC Chairwoman Inez Tenenbaum urged public pools with recalled covers to close immediately until they can be replaced. She said private pool owners should contact the maker of their drain cover immediately.

The recall is the result of months of investigation in which the CPSC subpoenaed 17,000 pages of documents from testing laboratories, which the agency says used bad standards in testing the drain covers.

The manufacturers of the recalled drain covers are: A&A Manufacturing of Phoenix; AquaStar Pool Products of San Diego; Color Match Pool Fittings of Surprise, Ariz.; Custom Molded Products of Tyrone, Ga.; Hayward Pool Products of Elizabeth, N.J.; Pentair Water Pool and Spa of Sanford N.C.; Rising Dragon USA of Sweetwater, Tenn.; and Waterway Plastics of Oxnard, Calif.

According to the recall, your pool may be affected if:

  • Your drain covers were installed after December 2008
  • You have an in-ground spa or a wading (kiddie) pool
  • Your pool has only one drain and that drain is not a long channel drain or larger than 24"x24."

Pool owners with questions can call the industry's drain cover recall hotline at (866) 478-3521.

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