ADA POOL RULES NOW IN EFFECT
In previous issues of the Legislative Update, the League reported on the approaching deadline for city compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design. As of January 31, 2013, all city swimming pools must comply with these standards.
Under the ADA standards, all public swimming pools with 300 or more linear feet of pool wall must have at least two accessible means of entry, with at least one of the means of entry being either a pool lift or a sloped entry to the pool (other accessible means of entry include transfer walls, transfer systems, and accessible pool stairs). (Note: public swimming pools with less than 300 linear feet of pool wall must have at least one accessible means of entry that is either a pool lift or a sloped entry.)
The standards are available at