Information about the new ADA Pool Regulation: On September 15, 2010 new regulations were signed into law for ADA compliance. These changes must be in place by March 15, 2012. The new laws require that all pools open to the public must be equipped with assisted entry systems. Swimming pools greater than 300 linear feet will require two means of assisted entry. An ADA compliant lift, or a sloped entry must be the primary means of assisted entry. The secondary means has to be one of the following; a transfer wall, transfer systems, or stairs. For swimming pools less than 300 linear feet, only one assisted entry systems is necessary, and must be either an ADA compliant pool lift, or a sloped entry.
Please reference, http://www.ada.gov/regs2010/factsheets/2010_Standards_factsheet.html for more information.