ADA requires public and private entities to be compliant with new swimming pool, wading pool and spa law
As the original Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1990, regulations for swimming pools, wading pools and spas were already in place. However, they were not actual laws, only guidelines. Now, the ADA will begin to enforce a new law, which was announced in July 2010, regulating these recreational amenities. This law will provide individuals with disabilities more opportunity to enjoy swimming pools, wading pools and spas, which can be an integral part of exercise routines.
Mid South Pool Builders is committed to assisting facilities that need to become compliant. Here is an overview of what the new law means for publicly and privately owned entities with swimming pools, wading pools and spas.
Click here to read the U.S. Department of Justice’s final regulations regarding new pool requirements: http://www.ada.gov/revised_effective_dates-2010.htm