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Americans With Disabilities Act Puts Commercial Pool Owners In A Fix PDF Print E-mail
Federal Government
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Friday, 25 May 2012 10:47

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other swimming pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.

The rules have been in the works since the early 1990s, but the Justice Department created an uproar among hotels, waterparks, health clubs and the like earlier this year when it said it will require many such facilities to install fixed, permanent lifts to comply with the Americans With Disabilities Act.
The department announced recently that pool owners won't have to comply with the new requirements until early next year, a move that gets the controversy safely past the November elections. Some pool owners warned they might have to close their pools.
Last Updated on Friday, 25 May 2012 10:48
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