8" Round Star Anti-Entrapment Suction Outlet Cover, Solid Riser Ring and Mud Frame

Replacements

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Model # A8Rxxx

VGB Certified

SPECIFICATIONS

Floor: 140 GPM at 2.8 fps
Wall: 84 GPM at 1.7 fps

16.0 square inch opening

Sump Depth: Sumpless

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Features

Trademarked VGB compliance button easily identifies VGB 2008 compliant cover from on deck and underwater

 

#316 stainless steel screws

 

Manufactured from superior UV-resistant engineered polymers

 

See installation instructions for details and special requirements

 

All components (covers, frame, screws) meet or exceed ANSI/APSP 16-2011 and NSF/ANSI 50-2009a national standards and ASTM G154 UV testing exposure

 

Replace drain cover every five years from the date of installation

Product Dimensions

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Available Colors

White

Black

Lt Gray

Blue

Dark Gray

Tan

Clear

White

Black

Lt Gray

Blue

Dark Gray

Tan

A8R101 – White


A8R102 – Black


A8R103 – Light Gray

A8R104 – Blue

A8R105 – Dark Gray

A8R108 – Tan

A8R101 – White


A8R102 – Black


A8R103 – Light Gray

A8R104 – Blue

A8R105 – Dark Gray

A8R108 – Tan

A8R101 – White


A8R102 – Black


A8R103 – Light Gray

A8R104 – Blue

A8R105 – Dark Gray

A8R108 – Tan

A8R101 – White


A8R102 – Black


A8R103 – Light Gray

A8R104 – Blue

A8R105 – Dark Gray

A8R108 – Tan

White

Medium Gray

White

Medium Gray

Tan

A8R101 – White


A8R102 – Black


A8R103 – Light Gray

A8R104 – Blue

A8R105 – Dark Gray

A8R108 – Tan

Replacements/Replaces

Replacements

The products shown below are direct replacements to the drain cover shown above. They are designed to fit in/over the existing mud frame. Please ensure that the replacement drain cover has an adequate volumetric flow rating to meet the application's highest flow potential and that the application meets the replacement drain cover's sump depth requirements. For more information about this, please click here.

Model # LP8AVWRxxx

Model # A8Rxxx

Model # 8MFxxx

Model # A10RCFRxxx

Single - 
Floor: 140 GPM at 2.8 fps 
Wall: 84 GPM at 1.7 fps 

16.0 square inch opening 

Sump Depth: Sumpless

Single - 
Floor: 100 GPM at 2.0 fps 
Wall: 70 GPM at 1.7 fps 

13.1 square inch opening 

Sump Depth:  3'' Minimum

Single - 

Floor: 166 GPM at 3.2 fps 
Wall: 113 GPM at 2.2 fps 

16.6 Square Inch Opening

Sump Depth:  3'' Minimum

Single - 

Floor/wall: 170 GPM at 1.7 fps 

31.5 Square Inch Opening

Sump Depth:  Sumpless

Replaces

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The products shown below are DISCONTINUED drain covers that the A8Rxxx replaces. The A8Rxxx is designed to fit in/over the existing mud frame. Please ensure that the replacement drain cover has an adequate volumetric flow rating to meet the application's highest flow potential and that the application meets the replacement drain cover's sump depth requirements. For more information about this, please click here.

Model # 8HPxxx

Model # 8AVxxx

Model # 8CCxxx

Model # 8AVWRxxx

Single-
Floor: 88 GPM at 3.2 fps
Wall: 70 GPM at 2.6 fps

8.8 square inch opening

​Single-

Floor/wall (2" pipe): 224 GPM at 6.3 fps 
Floor (1.5" pipe): 177 GPM at 5.9 fps 
Wall (1.5" pipe): 122 GPM at 3.4 fps 

10.4 square inch opening 

Single-
Floor: 104 GPM at 3.4 fps
Wall: 76 GPM at 2.4 fps


10.6 square inch opening

Single - 
Floor: 88 GPM at 2.0 fps
Wall: 70 GPM at 1.6 fps
Floor/wall: 66.4 GPM at 1.5 fps


14.2 square inch opening

Model # 8FUWxxx

Single – 
Floor: 110 GPM @ 2.2 fps
Wall: 106 GPM @ 2.1 fps

15.1 square inch opening

Model # LP8AVxxx

Model # A8xxx

Single –
Floor: 145 GPM at 2.9 fps
Wall: 84 GPM at 1.7 fps


16.0 square inch opening

Single-
Floor: 100 GPM at 4.2 fps
Wall: 70 GPM at 2.9 fps


7.7 square inch opening

Additional Configurations

6" Socket Deep PVC Sump

Model # A8RxxxF

Standard 2" NPT, 2" Socket ABS Sump

Model # A8RSBxxx

Standard 2" NPT, 2" Socket ABS Sump

Model # A8RSBACxxx

Product Specific FAQ

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The A8Rxxx is a sumpless drain cover, does that mean it can be installed over a pipe that is flush with the surface of the pool?

Yes, the A8Rxxx can be installed directly over a suction outlet that is flush with the surface of the pool. It does not require a sump.

To code, sump depth needs to be 1.5 times the suction outlet pipe diameter UNLESS specified by manufacture. At AquaStar Pool Products we have done the extra testing to provide minimum sump depths for all of our drain covers.

Does the A8Rxxx have an expiration date?

Yes. The VGB law that went into effect in 2008 requires that all public pools and spas have drain covers that comply with the ASME/ANSI A112.19.8 performance standard, or any successor standard, currently ANSI/APSP 16-2011. This standard requires that manufacturers determine a life expectancy and place a permanent mark with ''Life: X Years'' on each cover to indicate lifespan. At AquaStar, based on UV, structural and fastener testing, we've determined that our drain covers should be replaced every five years from the date of installation, as stated in our instructions. Please look above under ''Support Documents'' to download a Certificate of Compliance for this product. Please fill out and safely store this document, it may be requested during inspection processes.

Will the A8Rxxx replace any other manufacturer drain covers?

Yes, in addition to fitting all AquaStar 8'' round sump/frames, the A8Rxxx also fits frames manufactured by American, Pentair, Color Match, Waterway, and Custom Molded Products (CMP).

At least 2 screws must be used to secure cover.

When the cover for the A8Rxxx expires, do I need to replace the mudframe/sump too?

The existing frame/sump must be in good condition, or else it must be replaced.

The drain cover's screws must securely fasten to the frame and have a minimum of three threads of engagement.

If a replacement mud frame is needed an alternative option to replastering in a new mud frame would be to consider installing our A10 Sumpless Universal 10'' Round Suction Outlet Cover, Model# A10RCFRxxx (xxx = Color Code). The A10RCFRxxx comes with a plastic anchor kit that will allow the cover to be installed directly to the pool floor without a mud frame. A skilled diver with the appropriate tools may be able to complete this installation without having to drain the pool.

Where can I find the manufacturing date for the A8Rxxx suction outlet cover?

The manufacture date is molded on to each drain cover, it is represented by a small dial that has the year in the center and an arrow pointing to the month.

What does the colored dot in the center of the A8Rxxx signify? Is it the expiration/manufacturing date? Does the color of the dot matter?

The colored dot is not related to expiration or the manufacturing date.

The colored dot is AquaStar's unique trademarked compliance button that signifies that the drain cover is compliant to the 2008 VGB standard.

Its bright color is to make it easy for Department of Health and building officials' to see during inspection and verification processes.

Drain cover expiration starts on the date that the drain cover is installed.