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AH&LA Cautions on Upcoming Pool Lift Deadline

Friday January 11th, 2013 - 8:12AM

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) has issued an alert to members that the deadline for making swimming pools and spas accessible is Jan. 31.

The AH&LA was successful in obtaining a one-year extension for compliance with regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, but the extension expires at the end of this month. According to current Department of Justice guidelines, all existing swimming pools and spas at lodging facilities must have a pool lift or sloped entry by that date to be in compliance or face penalties.

AH&LA members are encouraged to contact the Association with any questions.