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jamarynn1
post Sep 27 2012, 10:21 PM
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What's happened with the new ADA pool regulations that were supposed to go into effect this summer? We came across one RV park this summer that elected to close their pool rather than install the expensive accessability equipment required. Other parks seems to be going along either blissfully ignorant of the regulation or just planning on ignoring it. Is there a new deadline or has the ADA backed down? Just curious.
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Dutch_12078
post Sep 28 2012, 10:57 AM
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I suspect a lot of RV parks will be claiming an exemption under Title III:

"Title III of the ADA requires that places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, resorts, swim clubs, and sites of events open to the public) remove physical barriers in existing pools to the extent that it is readily achievable to do so (i.e., easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense). " (Emphasis added)


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post Sep 28 2012, 02:04 PM
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QUOTE(Dutch_12078 @ Sep 28 2012, 10:57 AM) *

I suspect a lot of RV parks will be claiming an exemption under Title III:

"Title III of the ADA requires that places of public accommodation (e.g., hotels, resorts, swim clubs, and sites of events open to the public) remove physical barriers in existing pools to the extent that it is readily achievable to do so (i.e., easily accomplishable and able to be carried out without much difficulty or expense). " (Emphasis added)
Since all business owners are rich, the cost of these modifications would not be considered a burdensome expense. They might be able to argue that it would be too difficult, since business owners have never built anything by themselves, according to our president. In reality, if a business got sued for failure to comply with ADA, the cost of defending against the lawsuit would probably be the straw that breaks the back of that small business. They really only have two options, comply with the guidelines, or close the pools. When and if these regulations go into full force, you can bet there will be a small army of lawyers and their fake clients who will make the case they were so severely harmed that there wasn't a permanent lift in a pool at an RV park they never stayed in, since they had never been in an RV in their lives untill they saw the potential for some quick blackmail money, settle or be sued.
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jamarynn1   Ada Pool Regulations   Sep 27 2012, 10:21 PM
John Blue   The park owners we have ask about this item told m...   Sep 28 2012, 07:20 AM
Dutch_12078   There were some changes and clarifications to the ...   Sep 28 2012, 07:24 AM
Lindsay Richards   I think what this says is that they must in fact h...   Sep 28 2012, 09:55 AM
Dutch_12078   I suspect a lot of RV parks will be claiming an ex...   Sep 28 2012, 10:57 AM
kcmoedoe   I suspect a lot of RV parks will be claiming an e...   Sep 28 2012, 02:04 PM
Fitzjohnfan   I don't know if anyone cares, but I wrote to K...   Oct 1 2012, 01:38 PM
kcmoedoe   I don't know if anyone cares, but I wrote to ...   Oct 1 2012, 02:24 PM
Lindsay Richards   Sounds like that letter was written by a lawyer.   Oct 3 2012, 11:46 AM
Dutch_12078   Sounds like that letter was written by a lawyer. ...   Oct 3 2012, 12:05 PM
Fitzjohnfan   Why I felt it was sort of a non reply, was because...   Oct 17 2012, 12:38 AM
Dutch_12078   I don't think KOA corporate would be in a posi...   Oct 17 2012, 08:17 AM
Lindsay Richards   The guy with ramp must have a very weird pool. Is ...   Oct 17 2012, 05:13 PM
joez   The guy with ramp must have a very weird pool. Is...   Oct 17 2012, 06:15 PM
Dutch_12078   Actually, that is exactly what they are talking a...   Oct 17 2012, 09:33 PM
docj   Actually, that is exactly what they are talking a...   Oct 18 2012, 10:10 AM
Dano2960   We installed both lifts this summer. The 2nd one w...   Oct 17 2012, 10:08 PM
Lindsay Richards   Seems to me that the sloped entry (1" drop pe...   Oct 18 2012, 10:06 PM


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