In this section you will find laws, regulations, ADA information, news, and links to useful resources for manufactured housing communities that provide swimming pools and spas for their residents’ use.
Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the Technical Assistance section of the law that covers Public Accommodations and Public Facilities. The 2010 Standards for Accessible Design, which contains the new requirements regarding pool lifts, was adopted September 15, 2010, but compliance is not required until March 15, 2012.
Deukmejian AG Opinion No. 81-1104-January 26, 1982
“MOBILE HOME PARK RECREATION BUILDING NOT PUBLIC FACILITY-Unless it is used by the general public, a recreation building in a mobile home park is not a “public accommodation or facility” within the meaning of Health & Saf. Code § 19955 so as to be required to be accessible to and usable by physically handicapped persons.”
The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act) was enacted by Congress and signed by President Bush on December 19, 2007. Designed to prevent the tragic and hidden hazard of drain entrapments and eviscerations in pools and spas, the law became effective on December 19, 2008.
Under the law, all public pools and spas must have ASME/ANSI A112.19.8-2007 compliant drain covers installed and a second anti-entrapment system installed, when there is a single main drain other than an unblockable drain.
Attention: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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