In 2007, the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act went into effect. Paul Pennington and the Vac-Alert team worked diligently to promote this life saving federal legislation. Designed to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the federal law requires all public pools to install layers of protection that will guard swimmers against suction entrapment. This law was a victory for pool safety advocates, parents, and communities everywhere. Vac-Alert has been highly active with the Pool Safety Council since its inception in 2005. Dedicated to overall pool safety and the prevention of child drowning nationwide, the PSC is supported by many diverse groups: from pool safety experts and individuals impacted by pool-related injuries, to pool owners and leading pool safety equipment manufacturers.