Other Accessibility Elements

If swimming pools are part of a multi-use facility, designers and operators must also comply with ADAAG and all applicable requirements for recreation facilities. These include, but are not limited to:

• Dressing, fitting, and locker rooms
• Exercise equipment and machines
• Areas of sports activities (court sports, sports fields, etc.)
• Play areas
• Saunas and steam rooms

Water Play Components

If water play components are provided, they must comply with the Access Board’s Play Area Guidelines and accessible route provisions. If the surface of the accessible route, clear floor or ground spaces, and turning spaces that connect play components are submerged, the accessible route does not have to comply with the requirements for cross slope, running slope, and surface conditions. Transfer systems may be used instead of ramps to connect elevated water play components.

Types of Accessible Means of Entry into the Water

Need more information? Ask our ADA Expert:

Mike Klauser, Project Manager
440-832-7700 ext. 125