ADA Pool Compliance Date Fast Approaching

 

Americans With Disabilities Act –

Compliance Date January 31, 2013

        Accessible Design – Including Pools, Spas, and Fishing Piers

On May 21, 2012, the U.S. Department of Justice, for the second time, extended the date for compliance with sections 242 and 1009 of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design as it relates to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas. The new compliance date is January 31, 2013.

Regarding pools: The ADA new requirements are for newly constructed or altered pools.  If you have an existing pool, then the ADA requires businesses to make existing pools accessible when it is “readily achievable” to do so. The 2010 Standards provide the benchmark, or goal, for accessibility in existing pools.

For more information, go to:

http://www.acacamps.org/publicpolicy/ada-revisions

SOURCE: American Camp Association press release

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