U.S. may extend deadline for public pool accessibility

May 5, 2012 (ChillicotheGazette.com) – WASHINGTON — A federal rule that requires installation of permanent mechanical pool chairs for the disabled at public swimming pools and spas will cost too much and expose small business owners to lawsuits, the hotel industry says. Disability advocates argue that the alternative — portable pool lifts — can limit access and enjoyment of pools by disabled people.

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