USA Today: Disabled access rule may close some hotel pools

Note that this is a result of regulations set by the Obama administration. This might explain why pools at several hotels that I have stayed at recently have been closed. Apparently, with just a day left before the regulations go into effect, hotels are still uncertain about what they have to do to meet the regulation. Here is a question: how many fewer hotels will have pools? For all the liberals out there who want to make people exercise more, how will this impact health? From USA Today:

Many hotels are faced with making improvements to pools by Thursday or falling out of compliance with the latest accessibility laws for disabled people.
Hoteliers must have pool lifts to provide disabled people equal access to pools and whirlpools, or at least have a plan in place to acquire a lift. If they don't, they face possible civil penalties of as much as $55,000.
There are about 51,000 hotels, according to the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and most have pools.
The lifts are required by regulations made in 2010 stemming from the Americans With Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that bans discrimination based on disability.
With just days before the deadline, some hotels are considering shutting their pools or whirlpools to avoid penalties or possible lawsuits.
The 93-room Town & Country Inn in Quincy, Ill., for instance, has halted reopening its newly renovated pool and whirlpool for fear that it would buy the wrong type of lift and not meet the new rule. . . .



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