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.
What is an SVRS?
Safety Vacuum Release System — a system or device capable of providing vacuum release at a suction outlet caused by a high vacuum occurrence due to a suction outlet flow blockage.
SVRS devices must allow for vacuum release with or without suction outlet cover(s) in place, and shall operate in such a way as to not defeat or disengage other layers of protection installed to protect against suction entrapment.
The Vac-Alert Safety Vacuum Release System’s spring-loaded piston reacts instantaneously, opening to atmosphere
and releasing the life-threatening suction
of the drain. Once installed, it takes little
or no maintenance. Its non-corroding PVC
and stainless steel construction ensure
long life and superior performance.
Visit www.vac-alert.com for more information on entrapment protection.