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Revised ADA Requirements

The Department of Justice has published a Technical Assistance Document that clarifies the 2010 Revised ADA Requirements, which include swimming pools. Highlights of this document include:

The Department of Justice has published a Technical Assistance Document that clarifies the 2010 Revised ADA Requirements, which include swimming pools. Highlights of this document include:

Title II Program Accessibility

(i.e. state, local or municipal publicly funded pools)

Confirmation that portable pool lifts are an acceptable means for achieving pool accessibility if the pool lift meets the 2010 Standards.
Sharing lifts between pools is not permitted, unless it would result in an undue burden to provide equipment at each one.
Pool lifts must be available whenever the facility is open to the public.

Title III Readily Achievable Barrier Removal

(Places of public accommodation, i.e. hotels, resorts, swim clubs and sites of events open to the public)

If fixed lifts are not readily achievable, portable lifts are acceptable provided they comply with the 2010 Standards.

Maintenance of Accessible Features
A portable pool lift may be stored when the pool is closed, but must be at the poolside and fully operational all hours the pool is open.


Tax Credits and Deductions
Businesses, regardless of their size, may be able to take advantage of federal tax credits for small businesses or deductions for compliance costs.

See www.irs.gov for more information.
Read the Technical Assistance Document Link