New ADA Requirements May Affect Association Pools
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to “public places” and not to private communities. However, if your community allows public use of its swimming pool or other facilities, you may be subject to the ADA and its most recent revisions.
In 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice issued final regulations revising Title II and III of the ADA, including the ADA Standards for Accessible Design. The revised regulations will take effect March 15, 2011, and compliance must be achieved by March 15, 2012.