International Swimming Pool and Spa Code 2015 (ISPSC 2015)

Appendix C: Entrapment Avoidance Warning Sign

This appendix is not part of the American National Standard ANSI/APSP/ICC-7 2013. It is included for information only.

Never play or swim near drains (submerged suction fittings). Your body or hair may be trapped, causing permanent injury or drowning.

• Never enter the pool or spa if a drain cover (suction fitting cover) is loose, broken, or missing.

• Immediately notify the pool/spa owner or operator if you find a drain cover (suction fitting cover) loose, broken, or missing.

For further information contact The Association of Pool & Spa Professionals.

Visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission website at to read their entrapment guidelines: "Guidelines for Entrapment Hazards: Making Pools and Spas Safer 2005" Also visit: and

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: If you choose to display this warning device as a sign,
please make sure that it conforms to ANSI/NEMA Z535.4-2011 Standard for Product
Safety Signs and Labels, or latest revision.