Starting March 15, 2012, all public swimming pools and spas will be required to install pool lift chairs and/or sloped entry points to enable people with handicaps and disabilities to access the facility. Whaaa? Does that mean you?
But unlike that federal law, the ADA deadline lacks sense of urgency. Well, here are the facts (from the horse's mouth)....
NEWLY RELEASED, 2012 REVISED ADA REQUIREMENTS This Department of Justice documents clarifies the rules that apply to pool lifts and answer many of the questions pool owners have.
ADA Ruling: No Sharing Portable Lifts: Ahead of the upcoming March 15 compliance deadline, the Department of Justice has issued an interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act revised 2010 standards that shoots down many facilities’ compliance plans involving portable lifts.