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  • Massachusetts Closes Slides Following Drowning Review

    Massachusetts officials will not open slides at state-run pools this summer, following a policy review stemming from the June 2011 drowning of Marie Joseph.

  • DOJ OKs Portable Lifts, Relaxes Regs

    The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a dramatic about-face on disability regulations for swimming pools and spas.

  • Sex Abusers Trigger Tougher Legislation

    Legislation to ban confidential lawsuit settlements involving allegations of child sexual abuse, and lengthen the statute of limitations for victims to file civil actions, has been introduced in California.

  • ADA Occupies Congress, Hobbles Aquatics

    As aquatics professionals grapple with a deadline extension and proposed legislation that could change the Americans with Disabilities Act rules, a shortage of pool lifts, compliance confusion and cost concerns may force facility closures.

  • Congress Takes Aim at ADA Pool Regs

    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2013 Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Act (CJS).

  • Federal Mandates

    In the last several years, the federal government has been playing a larger role in aquatic rules and regulations.

  • Drained!

    It was May 2011, and the pool season was about to begin.Aquatics facility operators across the country were in high gear, preparing to open seasonal pools in time for summer.

  • Lawmakers Mull Strict Aquatic Legislation

    Illinois lawmakers are now considering the Swimming Facility Act.

  • Deadline Extended for ADA Compliance

    The Department of Justice has extended the date by which public pools and spas need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • Bills Seek ADA Extension, Exemption

    Pool accessibility has become a hot topic in Washington, D.C.