Pima County reopens two wading pools after replacing drain coversby Pima County News on Jun. 24, 2011, under Parks & Recreation, Pima County, Tucson
Pima County, Arizona – The Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department has reopened two wading pools after replacing their drain covers.
The pools’ previous drain covers had been among those recalled last month by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The wading pool at Augie Acuña-Los Niños Park, 5432 Bryant Ave., will open at noon Saturday, June 25. The wading pool at Flowing Wells Junior High School, 4545 N. La Cholla Blvd., will open at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25.
None of the other swimming pools owned or operated by Pima County were affected by the recall.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recall of specific drain covers affected eight manufacturers and over 1 million units nationwide. These units were installed across the country over the last two years as a result of the Virginia Graeme Baker Act, a federal law intended to prevent suction entrapment injuries and deaths.
The Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department operates supervised aquatic facilities that meet or exceed national standards. Its lifeguard staff have been extensively trained according to American Red Cross and Pima County standards on a variety of issues including suction entrapment.
Go to www.pima.gov/nrpr/pools/index.htm for general information about Pima County pools.