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    dw9000's Avatar
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    Aug 2014
    NW Ohio

    Floor drain cover

    I have twin drains in the floor of my pool, my pool depth is only about 5ft deep. These drains have a dome type head on them, and walking across the pool you could stub your toe on them, does anyone know if they make a lower profile cover that might work? Any other ideas?

    In-ground block / vinyl liner 33' x 22' x 5',, approx 25k gals
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    Floor drains, 2 skimmers, 3 return lines (2" plumbing ultra-flex PVC)

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    May 2014
    Columbia, SC

    Re: Floor drain cover

    Pool and spa drain covers are designed to prevent entrapment. Unless you have two drains that relieve the pressure, a single drain probably needs to be bowed up or extremely large to make it harder to complete a seal over the top of it.

    All Drain covers must be Virginia Graeme Baker Compliant
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    Riverside, CA

    Re: Floor drain cover

    Ooops, I guess you are just looking for replacement drain covers. If that's the case, all of them protrude into the pool by 3/4"-1"
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    Sacramento, CA

    Re: Floor drain cover

    As noted above, all the vgb compliant covers for twin suction drains protrude above the pool surface. If you want to cut the plaster and do a little surgery on the pool there are a varity of solutions (like troughs) that are vgb complaint and do not stick up.
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