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The AmeriGlide Pool Lift Is Readily Achievable To Make Your Pool ADA Compliant
In an effort to make public pools more handicap accessible, pools covered under Title III of the ADA are required to remove accessibility barriers in existing facilities when doing so is readily achievable. Readily achievable can be defined as easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense. In this sense, a barrier is considered an impediment that would prevent a handicapped individual from being able to enter or exit the pool, therefore preventing the individual from easily using the pool facilities for swimming.
Due to confusion of the new rule, the deadline for making pools ADA accessible covered under Title III is now January 31, 2013, which originally was March 15, 2012. Existing pools have some flexibility because of the “readily achievable” wording in the rules. While removing the accessibility barrier may not be readily achievable for your current situation, you need to have a plan in place for doing so. The AmeriGlide Pool Lift is readily achievable for virtually all public pools because of its affordability and ease of installation.
Pools under Title III of the ADA should be making the removal of barriers for mobility impaired individuals a priority, especially if there are modifications currently being made to the pool itself. If you are in the process of making changes to your pool in order to be compliant with the coming regulations set by the ADA, call our pool lift specialist today and we can help in providing an ADA compliant pool lift.