Looking for "final answers" on the regulation of ADA pool lift. A question was raised that the lift may need to be installed permanently in order to be at the guest leisure any given time. I have properties in different states and get different answers on different topics. The one I just mentioned, is still in the "dark" for a lot of pool inspectors.
Corporate Director of Engineering
The kessler collection hotels.
I don't know if you have found your answers yet but if not this should help. The DoJ has extended the deadline on compliance until 2013. For a breakdown of the information you can get a hold of the Department of Justice, be aware that you will be talking with legal people so getting basic information may take hours. I would suggest that you go to the NSPF website (National Swimming Pool Foundation) as they just posted a lot of information on this and what the DoJ is doing. Here's a link to it: www.elabs10.com/c.html
I forgot the NSPF website link, here it is: www.elabs10.com/c.html
I contacted Joan Stein, an ADA consultant who is a frequent author and speaker on ADA topics. DOJ has delayed the implementation of pool requirements until January 31, 2013. At this point, DOJ's interpretation of the regulations (which they wrote) is that a lift has to be secured to the pool deck and be able to be independently operated by a guest with a disability, and that it must be in place at all hours the pool is open to guests.
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