Article: "Obama Holds Off on Pool-Destroying Regulations til After Election"
Original post made by NoMoreSwimming on May 26, 2012
What? Didn't hear about this?
Read on >>> Web Link
This outrageous requirement will force thousands of public pools to close simply because of the cost of compliance.
Here is an excerpt:
"In order to make swimming pools and spas accessible to Americans with Disabilities, all facilities were required to install permanent lifts in every public facility, at a cost of at least $6,000 each, by the end of May. Locations with multiple pools would be required to install a lift for every single pool on their property. Of course, each lift would need to have a qualified operator and lifeguard on duty.
Beyond the cost and hassle of getting the lifts installed, hotel insurance companies weren't even sure if they would be able to write internal policies for them. Needless to say, the risk of lowering a quadriplegic into water over his head presents a liability problem or two. The cost could be so great that most facilities would just eliminate their pools."
Yet another of the many reasons he -- and other Democrats -- should be soundly defeated at the ballot box.
on May 26, 2012 at 11:15 pm
Yes, I saw this on C-Span several months ago. This will cause thousands of smaller enterprises across the country to close. Many cannot afford such for their individual consumers. But the biggie,
the MANUFACTURER simply CANNOT meet the too soon and ARBITRARY (typical of ignorant peabrain bureaucrats) deadline. They create
silly, costly, and impossible constraints on business, causing many to simply close.
The little agency bureaucrats are likely too busy playing at a faraway conference to bother with checking in with reality before imposing costly, strangling, and impossible edicts.
on May 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm
The ADA was signed into law in 1990 by Pres. George H.W. Bush. Blaming anything in this important and far reaching legislation on Obama is just plain idiotic.
on May 28, 2012 at 12:55 am
> ".... is just plain idiotic."
Well, Ah say, well, we sure do got alot o' them in this here forum.