Tag Archives: pool

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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If You Had a Hammer

Get down to brass tacks (not to mention green dollars) with a comprehensive maintenance and repair plan.

 

A 264-unit high-rise condominium community in Alexandria, Virginia, recently imposed a special assessment of almost $9,500 per unit to fund a $4-million exterior repair project. The project concentrated on repairing spalled concrete on balconies and refinishing stained and discolored window units.

Why was such a basic project performed on such a grand scale, with such a huge price tag? Lack of regular maintenance. The community had failed to maintain cementitious coatings on the balcony decks and ledges, to replace deteriorated non-shrink grout around balcony railings, or to periodically clean windows, resulting in sand from the brick veneer reacting with and staining window glazing.

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HOA Insurance Coverage: What’s the Right Amount? Discussion Forum Follow-Up

A reader asks, “Our HOA has 22 units with no swimming pool, tennis courts, playground, club house, etc. We now have $1 million per occurrence and $2 million aggregate on our general liability insurance policy and a $5 million umbrella policy. What do most HOAs our size and situation carry on general liability and umbrella? We’re discussing the…

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