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Obama's DOJ strikes again: Swimming pools need wheelchair lifts.
The Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/2012 | Conn Carroll

Posted on 03/14/2012 11:25:37 AM PDT by dmzTahoe

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If I were CEO of a major hotel chain, or owner of a single motel with a pool, I would close guest access to the pool and inform all guests that Obama and his out of control DOJ were the reason. I would think the outrage would spread like wildfire.
1 posted on 03/14/2012 11:25:40 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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What going happen if you have one of disabled right person and want swim in the pool RIGHT NOW you don’t have that would you still be sue

In my state California i think so

Moonbeam Jerry BRown has so much regulations in our state


2 posted on 03/14/2012 11:27:27 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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link: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2012/03/thursday-poolmageddon-trial-lawyers/367846


3 posted on 03/14/2012 11:27:44 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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I can imagine the cost of such a lift.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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Do motel/hotel pools count as “public pools?”


5 posted on 03/14/2012 11:28:40 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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Quick money for the scum sucking attorneys and their entitled clients... just find someone in a wheelchair and check in at a Holiday Inn, orr a big hotel in Vegas (Bellagio or the Wynn). Deep pockets and “law breakers” per the DOJ.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 11:29:52 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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Do motel/hotel pools count as “public pools?”

Yep, per the article and DOJ ruling, they do.

7 posted on 03/14/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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This will drain public swimming pools faster than a floating Babyruth. Small towns like mine can barely afford to have a public pool. This additional cost will be too much.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 11:32:20 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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Gotta spread the word about this... it’s often the small things that cause the outrage.

Hey Obama... We don’t swim in your DC toilets... please don’t p**s in our pools!


9 posted on 03/14/2012 11:35:29 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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All these hotel pools are built intentionally small since most jurisdictions require a lifeguard (or even two) over a certain square footage.

I can only imagine that providing a lift for a wheelchair user i.e. a handicapped person would require a lifeguard as well. There is no ‘swim at your own risk’ when someone requires assistance simply to enter or exit the water.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 11:35:35 AM PDT by relictele (We are officially OUT of other people's money!)
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Buy stock in pool lift companies.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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This is like building a wheelchair ramp access onto a skating rink, which was done in the People’s Republic of Austin a few years ago.

So when will wheelchair elevators be installed on diving boards at swimming pools? Oh, wait! Diving boards have been removed because they pose a danger to swimmers.

Next, the Obamagestapo will order the water drained from pools because of documentation that it is the major cause of pool drownings.


12 posted on 03/14/2012 11:38:09 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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plus, there is a liability issue by not having a lifeguard on duty if the lift is misused, causing injury. You can imagine the attraction the lift will have for unsupervised kids.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 11:38:28 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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To: BO Stinkss

Exactly, they just killed off most of the public pools, however that is defined. If it affects city/county/state parks, then Holder’s people may be hit the hardest. What a bunch of effin wanabe kings we have running (ruining) the country.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 11:39:13 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (I am not worried about the deficit. It is big enough to take care of itself. Ronald Reagan)
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“Buy stock in pool lift companies.”

Particularly, one whose CEO is a large Obama contributor and/or a family member of a leftist in Congress.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 11:40:42 AM PDT by thouworm (.)
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I would close guest access to the pool and inform all guests that Obama and his out of control DOJ were the reason.

the closing of the pools will happen for sure. I doubt though any corporate CEO will make a peep about Obama.

16 posted on 03/14/2012 11:41:54 AM PDT by PGR88
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The ruling also includes spas... so if there is a pool and a spa, they need two seperate lifts. And the lifts need to be permanent, ruling out the use of a portable one.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 11:43:02 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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Government regulation, especially Federal have been stupid for a long time!

I spent ten years commuting to DC via the MARC train. Was always annoyed because there were never enough working toilets on the train. The individual car toilets were always locked. If you take heart meds, which I do, you have to visit the accommodations much more often. Seems federal regulations requires that the toilets be locked if everyone, including wheelchair bound, can’t use the facilities. Yeah, makes a lot of sense to force someone to disembark or piss from the train platform! Both, of which, I’ve done. Funny thing, a man can pee anywhere!


18 posted on 03/14/2012 11:43:44 AM PDT by cpa4you (CPA4YOU)
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at $10,000 a lift, one each for a pool and spa... large chains have how many pools and spas? I would think this would cause a few CEO’s some concern.


19 posted on 03/14/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by dmzTahoe
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"on diving boards"

In what edenic paradise do you live where they still allow diving boards?

20 posted on 03/14/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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