Community life: ADA pool rules may apply to short-term staysQ: I heard that the new federal rule on swimming pool lifts was suspended. Can you comment please? – J.A. (via email) A: The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended (“ADA”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public services, public accommodations, and telecommunications.
Community associations face new ADA rules for poolsAmong the rules is that pools with greater than 300 linear feet of wall must have a second means of access – either an ADA-compliant lift or a ramp. For smaller pools, only one means of access is required, but it must have the appropriate lift or at least a sloped entry.
Condo pool may be subject to accessibility requirementsQ: We have heard that our condominium association may have to install a lift that enables disabled people to get into and out of the pool. Is this correct? – M.F. (via email) A: Maybe. The Americans With Disabilities Act requires that