BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) – One of Bossier City’s three public pools is not in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Now, city leaders may have to dig deep into their pockets to reopen the pool in May.
According to Bossier City Attorney Jimmy Hall, even though the Shed Road pool house otherwise referred to as “Meadowview pool”, has a handicap lift for the pool, the spaces inside the pool house itself aren’t wide enough for wheelchairs.
The issue was brought to light when this summer, a grandpa couldn’t get around inside the pool house to help his grandchild. It’s a problem community member Jojo Sutis can understand, “I can totally see someone needing the handicap accessibility wanting that to be available,” she said.
“If we don’t come into compliance we are going to get a lawsuit about it. We have to have a compliant facility, so it is not an optional deal,” said Hall at Tuesday’s City Council meeting. Read More…
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The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) compliance date for the application of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design to existing public and private pools, wading pools and spas was January 31, 2013.
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31 under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The costs of compliance can be steep for hoteliers, schools and others. By Tribune staff and wire reports Federal laws designed to improve access to public swimming pools and spas for people with …
“Although they had 18 months to comply, people are people and they wait until the last minute,” she said. “All the manufacturers are building as fast as we can to meet the demand, but lifts are specific to the types of pools that people have.
Some Indiana cities and towns with public swimming pools are scrambling to come up with money to make their facilities compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The ADA has greatly opened up the access to buildings parks and other facilities …
… Act (ADA) to mean that such facilities were required; previously, many pools had portable, temporary lifts. The permanent versions cost between $2500 and $6500, plus $1000 to $3000 in installation costs, according to the Los Angeles Times.
C.) introduced a bipartisan bill, the “Pool Safety and Accessibility for Everyone (Pool SAFE) Act,” to require a one-year extension for compliance with the ADA pool-lift requirement. It also allows portable lifts and prohibits lawsuits against …
U.S. may extend deadline for public pool accessibility
In January, the DOJ released technical standards that tell hotels how to make sure their pools comply with the ADA. The 2010 ADA standards did not specify whether mechanical pool lifts must be portable or “fixed” — permanently installed to the pool.
Other pools must comply by May 21. But some officials in Indiana cities hope they can get an extension for their struggling facilities, and many pool operators say they’re still confused about whether a portable lift is sufficient and say they’re …
The regulations went into effect on March 15, but area pools are still on the hunt for affordable equipment that will keep them in compliance. Harvey Salvas, the state ADA coordinator and aformer Cumberland building official, said the regulations are …
In a decision applauded yesterday by the US Small Business Administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) recently pushed back to May 2012 the date by which owners or operators of pools and spas must comply with new disability accesss standards.
On March 15, 2012, the Attorney General signed a final rule extending the date for compliance with the ADA’s new accessibility to swimming pool requirements (e.g., pool lifts) sixty days to May 21, 2012. Shortly thereafter, the Department …
State Relaxes New Pool Regs
OCEAN CITY — Hundreds of pools and spas in the resort area and thousands more across the state facing mandatory new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards got a little relief last week when the deadline for compliance was extended amid …
By Kendra Kozen, Aquatics International | 3.16.2012
Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act