People with disabilities were, for too long, excluded from participating in many recreational activities including swimming. Requirements for newly constructed and existing pools will ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy the same activities – a community swim meet, private swim lessons, a hotel pool – at the same locations and with the same independence, ease, and convenience as everyone else.
On or after March 15, 2012:
– All newly constructed or altered facilities of public entities and public accommodations, including pools, must comply with the 2010 Standards.
– All existing facilities of public entities and public accommodations, including pools, must comply with the 2010 Standards to the extent required under title II program accessibility or title III readily achievable barrier removal requirements.
Who is affected by the new ADA requirements:
Home Owner Associations
ADA Compliant Pool Lifts
All of our pool lifts come with stainless steel construction and durable white powder coat finish. Standard features include 24V rechargeable battery operation, submergible remote, dual flip up arms and adjustable footrest & lap belts.
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To determine which pools must be made accessible, public entities should consider the following factors:
– How to provide swimming programs to the widest group of individuals
– The ways in which people participate in the programs (e.g., individually, in families, in youth groups)
– Locations where the programs are offered
– What programs are offered at each pool and to which constituencies (e.g., family swims, children’s swimming lessons, older adult exercise classes, high school swim meets)
– Which pools are accessible and to what extent