Category Archives: Pool Lift Laws

A Brief History of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Accessibility is an important aspect of those who have disabilities. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 is a crucial law put in place that has allowed equal opportunity for a wide range of disabilities, both mental and physical. There … Continue reading

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ADA Compliance for Public Vs. Private Pools

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding the subject of pool lift laws in public areas versus private residences. The misperception is that all pools require a pool lift, however, the ADA requires accessible entry in municipal pools, schools … Continue reading

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ADA Pool Lift Fines: Can You Afford Not To Comply?

From the initial news that the ADA was going to begin enforcing fines for facilities that were not in compliance with the new pool accessibility guidelines back in early 2012, the date was pushed back repeatedly before finally going live … Continue reading

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When Does My Pool Lift Need To Be Available?

With the new 2010 standards for pool lifts, certain changes need to be made to new and existing pools and spas when it is readily available to do so. If it is not readily achievable to install a fixed pool … Continue reading

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What are the Pool Lift Requirements for Hotels?

Due to the 2010 Standards, the ADA requires that any new or newly altered swimming pool, wading pool and spa have an accessible means of entrance and exit for those with disabilities. For the first time, recreational facilities are being … Continue reading

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