Private pools deal with disabilities act, potential added cost �| ajc.com


Private pools used for public swim meets might have to install or rent lifts for the disabled during events because of recent changes in the Americans with Disabilities Act, an action that could cost metro Atlanta homeowners associations thousands of dollars.
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Neighborhood associations are determining whether their swimming pools are affected by an updated regulation in the Americans With Disabilities Act.
CHRIS RANK, Special Neighborhood associations are determining whether their swimming pools are affected by an updated regulation in the Americans With Disabilities Act.

An updated ADA regulation went into effect last spring to ensure that public pools were accessible to the handicapped. Pools have been given until March to determine if they are affected and in compliance with the federal guideline.

Private pools that host public meets — of which there are many in metro Atlanta — have been left to decide whether to discontinue swim teams, consider raising dues to meet requirements or fight the edict. MORE…

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