More stories about Legislation

  • ADA Ruling: No Sharing Portable Lifts

    Ahead of the upcoming March 15 compliance deadline, the Department of Justice has issued an interpretation of the Americans with Disabilities Act revised 2010 standards that shoots down many facilities’ compliance plans involving portable lifts.

  • Safety Factors 

    In April 2009, a committee was formed to develop the Risk Management/Safety Module for the CDC’s Model Aquatic Health Code.

  • Removing Barriers

    For the nearly 20 percent of the population with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act removed architectural and social barriers that had prevented them from enjoying the same privileges of living in the United States as able-bodied citizens

  • What Got You Talking?

    With less than two months left, 2012 is quickly coming to a close, and several events left a mark that won’t soon be forgotten.

  • Capitol Punishment

    The Barbara Morse Wackford Community and Aquatic Complex was a beautiful facility when it opened in 2004.

  • End the Cliffhangers

    What is it about the federal government and its determination to throw aquatics a curveball just prior to the opening weekend of swim season? Last year, it was the confounding, confusing recall of drain covers that forced many facilities to remain closed and cost the industry still more money to...

  • Pool Pros Lobbying for CPSC Rule Reversal

    Industry representatives are trying to persuade the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission to reverse a recent decision involving the federal pool and spa safety law

  • CPSC Sets Drain Comment Deadline

    The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is now accepting comments regarding the deadline for newly required commercial-drain retrofits.

  • Drain Cover Manufacturer Ends Recall-Related Program

    AquaStar Pool Products has ended its authorized installer program, created to carry out terms of the Consumer Product Safety Commission recall announced in May 2011

  • States Enact More Stringent Spraypark Regulations

    As sprayparks — and awareness of their potential for recreational water illness — become more prevalent, more and more states are enacting tougher regulations specifically aimed at the facilities.