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
The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has
adopted Chapter 31B, Public Swimming Pools, of the California
Building Code (California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 2
[California Building Code, chapter 31B]) which provides standards
for the installation, renovation, alteration, addition,
relocation, and replacement of a public swimming pool or its
ancillary facilities, mechanical equipment, and related piping.
Specifically, HCD announced acceptance of the amendments into
Title 24 on June 1, 2022, in INFORMATION BULLETIN 2022-03.
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,
“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
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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