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          Maximum GPM Flow Rates

The table below list the maximum flow in GPM based on plumbing size and velocity.

APSP-7 Requires: 6 FPS Suction side, 8 FPS Return side maximum for residential pools.

Pipe Size                         6 Ft/sec                                   8 FT/sec


      1,5"                                        38 GPM                                                 51 GPM

       2"                                          63 GPM                                                 84 GPM

      2.5"                                        90 GPM                                                119 GPM

       3"                                          138 GPM                                              184 GPM                                      

Drain Cover Compliance

Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGBA) is a United States law named after the daughter of Nancy and James Baker and the granddaughter of former Secretary of State James Baker III.Graeme Baker died in an incident in June 2002 when the suction from a spa drain entrapped her under the water. The Act was first introduced by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz