Monthly Archives: January 2013

On January 31, 2013 the regulations for ADA compliancy will be enforced for all public swimming pool and spa facilities. The rules were passed last year and aspects pertaining to Title II and Title III were delayed by the justice department. As of this January 31, 2013 these rules effecting public swimming pool and spa facilities will become enforceable.

Quoted from the U.S. Department of Justice website that enforces ADA regulations.
“On May 18, 2012, the Department announced that it is adopting a final rule extending the compliance date for sections 242 and 1009 of the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards for Accessible Design, as they relate to the provision of accessible entry and exit to existing swimming pools, wading pools, and spas (pools built before March 15, 2012). These provisions for existing pools of title II and title III entities will now take effect on January 31, 2013. The final rule does not affect the March 15, 2012 effective date for newly constructed or altered pools.”

Most of the rule change went into effect on March 15, 2012 with pending revisions to Title II and Title III for Accessible Design will use 2010 Standards after March 15, 2012. Any changes or upgrades to a facility must use 2010 Standards.

Title II and Title III New Construction after March 15, 2012. Any construction of facilities must use 2010 Standards.

Title III: Readily Achievable Barrier. After March 15, 2012 shall use 2010 Standards.

For a more descriptive description of these changes you can get them from the U.S. Department of Justice website at For specific changes for public swimming pool and spa facilities click on this link.
Failure to follow these rule changes can lead up to a $55,000.00 fine and subsequent fines starting at $110,000.00 . So don’t take a chance.


Pool Math Primer is now available

We have just released our new and exciting product Pool Math Primer™  with DVD and is available for purchase on our website and online store. The Pool Math Primer™ and DVD is a self-paced, self-study course you can do at home to improve your basic math skills that are used in every day to manage your public pool facilities day-to-day operations. This course is designed to be progressive  from the beginning from calculating volume of swimming pools and spa all the way up to knowing how many BTU’s it takes to heat the volume of water and proper heater sizing.


Pool Math Primer

Topics covered in the course include formulas used for volume, conversions for entering data into standard swimming pool industry formulas, proper chemical calculations, flow rates, turnover requirements, filters and filter media, water replacement, when to change water in a spa due to bather load, heating water, equipment sizing and much more.

Pool Math Primer Textbook

Sample Page

Every example has a short video, twenty videos in all, to play following each example After each video you stop and work through a written exercise. The exercises have an answer key to each exercise to verify your progress. Check out the Pool Math Primer web page for more information or order your copy today.

After completing the course you test your skills with a knowledge test included with the course textbook and verify your answers with the answer key found in the textbook.

This easy to follow course with DVD uses real world examples and written exercises to help the public swimming pool professional learn math necessary to correctly maintain a safe environment..

So stop by and check out the Pool Math Primer™ from Swim Pool Safe™.