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ADA Pool Megeddon??

The DOJ has announced a postponement of the ADA compliance date for swimming pools and spas with a new effective date of January 31, 2013.  As first reported on hydrologicblog  “Pool-Megeddon” and “Reasonable Pool Requirements” the ADA mandates were a surprise.   The new date does not seem to change the more stringent interpretations (some may say DOJ rule making) that only fixed and built-in elements would comply with the standard.  So it appears the portable lift is not an option.  For a complete summary of the Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III download the fact sheets.

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Where’s The Leak?

Where’s The Leak? Last week I received a phone call from a client with a 3 year old pool.  They had cleaned the pool for spring and filled it up.  The next morning they come in and found the water down over a foot.  The first areas of suspicion where the underwater lights and the […]

Retirement

Editorial Comment:    In 2008, Don Burns retired as the CEO from California Spa and Pool Industry Education Council.  Joe and Don had served on the NSPF Board of Directors together for over 15 years.  Joe sent the following note to Don on his retirement. Hi Don, I recently saw on CNN where you are retiring […]

Healthy Body Seminars Reveal Why Pools and Hot tubs are good for your health and your family

If you read the papers (or Internet), you would think the aquatics field is all about death and pain. The exception is during an Olympic year when we witness some amazing athletes in bathing suits. I have the privilege and blessing to speak to groups around the world. Most people in the pool and spa […]

Almost Half Of Americans Are Afraid Of The Deep End Of A Pool.

Two-thirds of Americans are afraid of deep water in lakes, rivers, and oceans A study performed by Gallup (n-815) and presented at the 2008 World Aquatic Health Conference (Melon Dash) indicates that 64% of Americans are afraid in the deep, open water (lakes, rivers, oceans, etc.)  Forty-six percent are afraid in deep water in pools.  Even […]