AquaStar's Line of Drain Covers Providing Safety Solutions

AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. provides the most complete line of compliant suction outlets on the market.

San Diego, CA, October 25, 2008 --( The compliance deadline is rapidly approaching for swimming pool and spa operators to retrofit their suction outlets in order to comply with the new standards set forth by the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act. Pool and spa operators are finding that AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. provides the most complete line of compliant suction outlets on the market, easily meeting their individual needs.

AquaStar currently offers 17 separate combinations of compliant suction outlets, allowing the San Diego-based pool products manufacturer to provide a compliance solution to nearly every public pool and spa owner. For example, pool and spa operators with single suction outlet systems are finding that AquaStar’s VGB Series Channel Drain is the easiest, most cost-effective and readily available product for achieving compliance.

“Installing the single, unblockable VGB Series Channel Drain can save pool and spa operators a significant amount of time and money,” AquaStar co-founder Olaf Mjelde said. “People are amazed at how easy it is to bring their drains into compliance.”

The VGB Series Channel Drain is just the latest in the line of AquaStar’s safety innovations. The company offers a wide-variety of drain covers that are compliant with the new federal safety standards, each of which will be stamped with the mark “VGB 2008,” as requested by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). On October 8, 2008, the CPSC urged manufacturers to include the stamp on all compliant drain covers in order to easily identify compliant covers.

“When the CPSC asked pool and spa drain cover manufacturers to include ‘VGB 2008’ on all compliant drain covers, we immediately halted production to engrave the mark on each of our covers,” said Mjelde. “Every compliant drain cover manufactured by AquaStar will feature that mark.”

About AquaStar:
AquaStar Pool Products, Inc., the worldwide leader in pool technology systems, is headquartered in San Diego, California. AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. is the creator of the following brands: Clear Choice®, AquaStop®, AquaThunder®, Flow-Max™, Color Choice™, and Everclear®. AquaStar Pool Products, Inc. is the industry leader in anti-entrapment and anti-vortex pool drain development. AquaStar Pool Products, Inc., is committed to quality, innovation and performance in each of their American made products. For more information, visit

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Jeff Corso