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    By Stephen Dinan

    The Justice Department on Thursday issued a 60-day stay of execution for hundreds of thousands of public pools which had been required to install ramps and wheelchair lifts by today or else face lawsuits over violating disability laws.

    President Obama in 2010 dramatically expanded the rules for access under the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the new regulations mean that every publicly accessible pool — from municipal facilities to hotels — must have two "accessible means of entry," at least one of which must be a ramp or wheelchair lift. Spas must also have either a lift or a transfer system to help the disabled enter them, under the new rules.
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    I haven't read the regulation.

    Even if a pool has a lift mechanism of some sort, what if it's an unattended pool? There are going to be people who can't get in and out by themselves. Even if a pool has a lift mechanism which a handicapped person can operate himself, no handicapped person should be swimming in a pool by himself, actually no able bodied person should swim by himself but that has nothing to do with this.

    How handicapped accessible does it have to be? That which is accessible to a strong upper body person with limited or no use of legs is not going to be accessible to a severe case of cerebral palsy.

    Better the regulation read that public swimming pools and commercial swimming pools must have either equipment or staff to assist the handicapped. Cross train a bellman for lifeguard and have him attend the occasional handicapped person who wants to swim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novaheart View Post
    I haven't read the regulation.

    Even if a pool has a lift mechanism of some sort, what if it's an unattended pool? There are going to be people who can't get in and out by themselves. Even if a pool has a lift mechanism which a handicapped person can operate himself, no handicapped person should be swimming in a pool by himself, actually no able bodied person should swim by himself but that has nothing to do with this.

    How handicapped accessible does it have to be? That which is accessible to a strong upper body person with limited or no use of legs is not going to be accessible to a severe case of cerebral palsy.

    Better the regulation read that public swimming pools and commercial swimming pools must have either equipment or staff to assist the handicapped. Cross train a bellman for lifeguard and have him attend the occasional handicapped person who wants to swim.
    I think we both know the end result if they implement this will be lots of pools closed, especially in areas where they can't afford them now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I think we both know the end result if they implement this will be lots of pools closed, especially in areas where they can't afford them now.
    lol!

    Headline: Inner city youth can't swim due to Obama regulation.
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    The REINS Act was designed to prevent exactly this sort of thing. I have an email from my congressman stating his unequivocal support of the REINS Act.
    You should ask your congressional representative to support the REINS Act.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    I think we both know the end result if they implement this will be lots of pools closed, especially in areas where they can't afford them now.
    I'm pretty sure the end-game here is federal grant money to install handicap access into public pools that can't afford them. Another excuse to raise taxes and increase federal authority, oh and reward party loyalists via pork.
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    no public pools fer me

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