Category Archives: Public Pools

ADA Checklist for Pool Lifts

The ADA’s Deadline for Installing Pool Lifts is January 1, 2013! It is now past Labor Day and if you are a hotel or motel owner outside of the warmer climates, you are likely running through your checklist to prepare your swimming pools for winter. This year you will need to add “ADA Compliance” to your list of annual checks. As of January 1, 2013, swimming pools that are public accommodations (e.g. pools that can be used by the public or by hotel/motel guests) must ensure accessible means of entry for the disabled. Unless your pool has permissible sloped entries …

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Deadline Extended To Comply with Pool Lift Requirements

The Department of Justice has announced that the deadline for existing public pools (including hotel and motel pools) to install pool lifts has been extended from May 21, 2012 until January 31, 2013.  Notably, this extension applies only to existing pools.  New pools will need to provide a pool lift that satisfies ADA requirements immediately.  The DOJ has recently published an overview of these requirements to assist pool owners entitled “ADA 2010 Revised Requirements – Means of Entry and Exit.”