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ADA Accessibility


The White House issued a 60-day extension that pushes the compliance date for the pool lift requirement under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to Tuesday May 15th, 2012.

The Department of Justice is also considering seeking an additional six-month extension for the compliance date in order to allow additional time to meet the ADA requirements.



ADA Accessibility

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA for short, is a law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. On September 15th, 2010, the ADA Guidelines were signed into law and now require compliance by all Title II (Public Entities) and Title III (Public Accommodations and Commercial Entities). This includes recreation facilities, swimming pools, wading pools and spas.

ADA regulations cover public and private facilities including pools operated by public park or recreation districts, hotels and motels, fitness and recreational sports clubs, country clubs, high schools and universities, water parks, hospitals and health care facilities. Regulations may also apply to private residential facilities such as homeowners and apartment or condo associations if open to public use.

ADA guidelines provide specification of certain elements in the design of new and renovated facilities to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to access and utilize the features of the facility. The guidelines are the minimum level of accessibility required and are encouraged to be exceeded where possible.




Permitted Means of Pool Access Guidelines Summary
Pool TypeSloped Entry
Lift
Transfer Walls
Transfer Systems
Stairs
Swimming Pools with less than 300
Lineal Feet of Pool Wall
X
X



Swimming Pools with 300 or more
Lineal Feet of Pool Wall - 2 means
of entry required
X*
X*
X
X
X
Wave Action, Leisure River, Other
Pools where User Entry is Limited
to 1 area
X
X

X

Wading Pools
X




Spas

X
X
X


* Requires two means of access. Primary means must be by sloped entry or pool lift; secondary means can be any of the permitted types.


Click here to get a copy of U. S. Access Board's Accessible Swimming Pools & Spas summary.

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