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Carolina Pool Plastering, one of the Charlotte, NC area’s most reputable pool contractors, has the distinction of being the pool builder to bring the Carowinds Theme Park swimming pool up to ADA compliance. ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law that prevents the discrimination on the basis of disability. On September 15, 2010, the ADA Guidelines finalized on July 23, 2004 (ADAAG 2004) were signed into law and now require compliance by all Title II (Public Entities) and Title III (Public Accommodations and Commercial Entities). This includes recreation facilities, swimming pools, wading pools and spas.

When one of the South’s hottest theme parks needed to update their pool facilities, they called in the experts at Carolina Pool Plastering in Charlotte, NC, to lend a hand.

What does ADA compliance mean for public and commercial recreational facilities?

The American with Disabilities Act requires all public and commercial recreational facilities, swimming pools, wading pools and spas to be accessible to those who are disabled. Depending on the facility, it could mean installing a chair lift for those in wheelchairs to gain access to the swimming pool, or it could mean an entire makeover in order to be considered an ADA compliant pool.

Carowinds’ swimming pool needed to add ADA compliant lifts and had to refurbish the pool area with a sloping entry into the water. These major enhancements made by the professional pool builders at Carolina Pool and Plastering will greatly improve access to Carowinds’ fun in the sun attractions for those who would otherwise have to watch their friends and family having a good time from the sidelines.

Sloped entries open up water to all

With a sloped entry, those in wheel chairs remain in their chair but are able to enjoy the cool waters of the pool, and enjoy as much splashing and carousing as they like. There are also handrails on either side of the sloped area that allows those who can enter without a wheelchair a safe means of support. These are important features of an ADA compliant pool.

Lifts provide independent access to swimming pool

With lifts, those who cannot enter the water with their wheelchair are able to independently use the lift to gain entry into the water. They should be able to call up the lift by themselves so that they may access and exit the pool without assistance or fear of being stranded. Using the latest plastering techniques, Carolina Pool Plastering in Charlotte NC was able to quickly get the Carowinds’ pool area ready for their busy summer season in no time at all!

Shotcrete popular replastering material

Shotcrete is the method of choice for most replastering jobs. It is aesthetically pleasing, extremely durable, and long lasting. Shotcrete isn’t only for large commercial pool jobs like Carowinds. Many homeowners are choosing Shotcrete for their pool’s interior because of its affordability and ease of application.

If you want to know how to make an ADA compliant pool for your or business, call the professional pool contractors at Carolina Pool Plastering in Charlotte, NC today.


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