If you own or manage a pool which has public access in Seattle, you may already know the Department of Justice adopted regulations in 2013 designated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that require pools to have accessible means of entry and exit. Simply put, your pool must have two accessible points for people with disabilities. If you’re concerned about your pool’s compliance, a pool and spa care professional can help. Here’s some brief information about pool ADA requirements.
What do the Pool ADA requirements mean?
The ADA requires that all new and remodeled facilities are accessible to individuals with disabilities. For pool owners, this means that people with disabilities must have an accessible way to both enter and exit, such as a pool lift. Older facilities must also meet these standards if readily achievable.
What if my pool is private?
Private pools and community pools associated with a private residential community don’t have to make the changes. If, however, you rent your pool out or make it available to the general public, you will have to purchase the appropriate pool and spa equipment.
What if I can’t afford to make the changes?
If your business can’t afford the expenses associated with these regulations, you’re exempt. The ADA requires changes be made only if readily available. If the process is too expensive or difficult, compliance isn’t.
Need Help Determining Whether Your Property Meets the Requirements?
Contact us at Neptune Pool & Spa in Lynnwood today. We can assess your setup and recommend solutions that are ADA compliant. Additionally, your business can count on us for expert equipment sales, pool maintenance, and spa services.
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