Swimming Pool & Spa Education

Compliance Extension for Existing Pools

On May 18, 2012, the Department announced that it is adopting a final rule extending the compliance date for sections 242 and 1009 of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, as they relate to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas (pools built before March 15, 2012). These provisions for existing pools of title II and title III entities will now take effect on January 31, 2013. The final rule does not affect the March 15, 2012 effective date for newly constructed or altered pools.

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ADA 2010 Revised Requirements - March 2012 Compliance

The Department of Justice published revised final regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for title II (State and local government services) and title III (public accommodations and commercial facilities) on September 15, 2010, in the Federal Register. These requirements, or rules, clarify and refine issues that have arisen over the past 20 years and contain new, and updated, requirements, including the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design ("2010 Standards").

Overview

Providing equal opportunity to people with disabilities is the fundamental principle of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This publication is designed to help title II and title III entities understand how new requirements for swimming pools, especially existing pools, apply to them.

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Accessible Swimming Pools and Spas

Introduction

wheelchair-access-poolsThe Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a comprehensive civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The ADA requires that newly constructed and altered state and local government facilities, places of public accommodation, and commercial facilities be readily accessible to, and usable by, individuals with disabilities. The ADA Accessibility Guidelines (ADAAG) is the standard applied to buildings and facilities. Recreational facilities, including swimming pools, wading pools, and spas, are among the facilities required to comply with the ADA.

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ADA Guidelines for Swimming Pools, Wading Pools and Spas

Keep your pool and spa in compliance by understanding and meeting the current ADA Guidelines.

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Pinellas County Code Chapter 58 Article VI — STORMWATER AND SURFACE WATER POLLUTION

Editors Note: Ord. No. 06-13, § 1, adopted Feb. 7, 2006, amended Art. VI in its entirety to read as herein set out. Former Art. VI, §§ 58-236--58-246, pertained to stormwater pollution and derived from Ord. No. 93-81, §§ 1--11, adopted Sept. 28, 1993; Ord. No. 97-37, § 1--5, adopted June 3, 1997; and Ord. No. 03-24, §§ 1--9, adopted Apr. 15, 2003.

Cross References: Fresh water conservation board, § 2-251 et seq.; water and navigation control authority, § 2-271 et seq.; waterways, ch. 130; drainage requirements for site development, § 154-51 et seq.; floodplain management, ch. 158; management and storage of surface waters, § 166-111 et seq.; flood damage prevention, § 170-101 et seq.

Sec. 58-236. Definitions.

The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:

Act means the Federal Clean Water Act Amendments to the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, enacted by Congress in 1972, and commonly known as the Clean Water Act.

Authorized official means any employee or agent of the county authorized by the county administrator to administer or enforce the provisions of this article.

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