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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Florida Rule Chapter 64E-9 — PUBLIC SWIMMING POOLS AND BATHING PLACES

64E-9.001 General.
64E-9.002 Definitions.
64E-9.003 Forms.
64E-9.004 Operational Requirements.
64E-9.005 Construction or Modification Approval.
64E-9.006 Construction Standards.
64E-9.007 Recirculation and Treatment System Requirements.
64E-9.008 Supervision and Safety.
64E-9.009 Wading Pools.
64E-9.010 Spa Pools.
64E-9.011 Water Recreation Attractions and Specialized Pools.
64E-9.013 Bathing Places.
64E-9.015 Fee Schedule.
64E-9.016 Exemptions and Variances.
64E-9.017 Enforcement.
64E-9.018 Public Pool Service Technician Certification.

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