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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

ADA regulations cover both public and private facilities including pools operated by public park and recreation districts, hotels and motels, fitness and recreational sports clubs, country clubs, high schools and universities, waterparks, hospitals and health care facilities. Regulations may also apply to private residential facilities, such as homeowners, apartment and condo associations, if these facilities are open to the general public.

A summary of Accessibility Guidelines for Recreation Facilities  | ADA Accessible Pool Means of Entry and Exit  

DOJ Extended the ADA Compliace Deadline

As reported earlier this week, the DOJ has extended the ADA compliance deadline for existing pools and spas until January 31, 2013. Yesterday, the DOJ posted additional information, an updated Technical Assistance Document and a Questions and Answers Document. APSP is pleased to see the DOJ offer this information, as it provides needed clarity to the many questions contractors and facility operators have asked. 

We encourage you to download and review this information. APSP will be working to revise our educational material to incorporate the information the DOJ has provided us this week.

Jennifer Hatfield

Director, Government Relations

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