The ADA and Swimming Pools

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is requiring most public swimming pools to have a pool lift for handicapped folks. “Public” also includes private swimming pools, such as those at hotels. From a March 14, 2012 article on FirstCoastNews:

Most hotel operators told us they are concerned about drawing attention to their pools, worried their lifts or plans may not be in compliance.  The ADA could slap a violator with up to a $55,000 fine.  Private lawsuits could be even more.

An article on USA Today noted that at the 11th hour, the U.S. Justice Department granted the hotel industry a 60-day stay on the law due to threats of closing down swimming pools.

8:13 pm on March 20, 2012