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PRESS RELEASE – VGBA Unblockable Drain

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Introducing a game-changing VGBA-2017 compliant unblockable option for drain covers

Ventura, CA— August 22nd, 2022 — AquaStar Pool Products, Inc., a leader in Virginia Graeme Baker Act (VGBA) compliance, announces a new product offering to the trade. AquaStar’s Perfect Circle™ is a VGBA unblockable drain option designed for concrete pools and spas. It has four ports, allowing designers to use multiple pumps and a hydrostatic relief valve with this one unblockable drain cover.

VGBA Standard Evolves

AquaStar President Olaf Mjelde says, “As many know, the VGBA standard continues to evolve, with changes to it implemented as recently as May 2021. Our team is always looking to provide installers with cutting-edge solutions, and we feel the capability of our new Perfect Circle drain is unlike anything the market has seen before.”

The Perfect Circle

With advanced water stop technology, the Perfect Circle drain gives installers more flexibility with the modern pool setup and reduces the potential for leaks and costly future repairs. The product’s unique open center design allows the cover to blend seamlessly into the pool or spa finish.

VGBA Unblockable Drain

“Every year, we talk with the country’s most reputable builders and applicators at events like the National Plasterer’s Conference, for example, to gather real-time feedback on what solutions they would like to see from manufacturers,” says Todd Pieri, AquaStar Chief Operating Officer. “We continuously heard that Pool Pros loved our existing Full Circle drain but wanted more flexibility with multiple port configurations. By listening to our customer base, our team was able to design this exciting new product.”

High Flow Rates

AquaStar’s Director of Science & Compliance, Steve Barnes, also adds “This product allows designers to achieve very high flow rates, up to 400 GPM with just one single unblockable drain. The four-port Perfect Circle is ideal for today’s multi-pump designs that we often see in new construction projects. The best part, these are NSF certified configurations, making permitting easier.”

Not sure which drain cover solutions are ideal for your new pool or spa design? AquaStar’s team has created a comprehensive website tool at that can help.

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About AquaStar Pool Products

Based out of Ventura, CA, and founded in 2003, AquaStar Pool Products is a global leader in safety, compliance, dependability, and innovation in pool and spa technology. AquaStar’s high-performance and quality products are proudly designed and manufactured in the USA.

For additional information, contact:

Mandy Snow, National Sales Manager

Email:  [email protected] 

Phone: (727) 470-0424



Rudy Stankowitz is a 30-year veteran of the swimming pool industry and President/CEO of Aquatic Facility Training & Consultants