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NOW AVAILABLE: The 32″ Unblockable Channel Drain design with improved strength and durability. Increased strength from added reinforcing ribs and improved reliability with the integrated heavy duty water stop.

All CMP main drains are listed and tested in strict accordance to the requirements of ANSI/APSP – 16 2011, the current standard of reference for the Virginia Graeme Baker Act, and compliant to the latest Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) requirements.

channel drain with water stop and reinforcing ribs


Remember to “Check a Drain” for Safety

APSP ‘Check a Drain’ Initiative      

The ‘Check A Drain’ initiative reminds both homeowners as well as professionals, to make sure pool, spa and hot tub drain covers are replaced per the manufacturer’s time requirement stamped on the cover in accordance with Federal mandates in the Virginia Graeme Baker (VGB) Pool & Spa Safety Act.

APSP encourages homeowners to reach out to their pool, spa and hot tub professional to ensure that all installed drain covers manufactured comply with the ANSI/APSP-16 Standard for Suction Fittings for Use in Swimming Pools, Wading Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs. Units should always be installed by an industry professional, in accordance with the drain cover manufacturers’ instructions.


Certified Safety: All CMP drains and suctions are IAPMO or UL Listed VGB Suctions and compliant to ANSI/APSP - 16 2011 & CPSC Requirements.

To check your drain and ensure your pool, spa or hot tub drain cover has not expired, find an APSP professional near you at APSP.org/MemberLocator.


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Channel Drain Heavy Duty Improvements

Integrated Water Stop

A NEW Integrated Water Stop design prevents leaks and retains drain shape. The water stop prevents separation between the drain and the concrete by “grabbing” the concrete around the drain. This also creates an overall stronger shape and helps with preventing drain collapse.

Reinforcing Ribs

The new reinforcing ribs added to the channel drain design increase the overall strength and durability of the channel drain. This stronger design helps prevent any deformation when the drain is set inside the pool.

New Finishing Plugs

CMP Channel drain covers are designed to be retrofittable on different channel drains. There are extra screw holes in the cover to accommodate these other designs. Each drain cover now includes matching port covers. Cover unused screw holes with matching plugs for a seamless look.

Color Covers Available

Color covers are now available that completely hide the white sump. Color covers will retrofit competing channel drains. White PVC Body with available color covers for finished look and black or white body design. Black drains Include matching black sump.

Additional Features

  • Multiple Drain Use Only, Floor or Wall Installation
  • Seven Year Life, 12-Month Warranty Included
  • IAPMO Listed VGB Suction: Compliant to ANSI/APSP - 16 2011 & CPSC Requirements
  • Drain and Collar Kit and Adjustable Collar Adapter also available



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