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How ADA compliance will affect your swimming facilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was established in 1990 to prohibit discrimination grounded in disability.  Recently, some changes and additions were made affecting swimming facilities that communities need to be aware of moving forward.

What’s New?

Title II (Public Entities) and Title III (Public Accommodations and Commercial Entities) relate directly to the accessibility of public and private pools.

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New guidelines in place for FHA-backed condo loans

Michael HunterMany homes today are purchased using FHA-backed mortgage loans. One recent estimate is that at least 30 percent of condo purchases are made with such loans.

To qualify for FHA-backed loans, condominium projects must be approved by the FHA based upon specific guidelines. Those guidelines have been in flux for many months, and the FHA just issued comprehensive new guidelines June 30. Some of the notable provisions:

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ADA Pool Regs – Do they apply to me?

HOA Self Test to Determine Whether Your Association Must Comply with ADA Pool Regulations

Unlike the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to “places of public accommodation” and not to private property, such as an HOA swimming pool.  However, certain circumstances may exist that transform private facilities into public facilities and bring a private community under the purview of the ADA.  Take the below tests to see if your community pool is subject to ADA requirements.

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ADA Pool Regs – Do they apply to me?

HOA Self Test to Determine Whether Your Association Must Comply with ADA Pool Regulations

Unlike the Fair Housing Amendments Act (FHAA) the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to “places of public accommodation” and not to private property, such as an HOA swimming pool.  However, certain circumstances may exist that transform private facilities into public facilities and bring a private community under the purview of the ADA.  Take the below tests to see if your community pool is subject to ADA requirements.

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