More stories about Legislation

  • Senate Bill Battles ADA

    A Senate bill has been introduced to prevent the Americans with Disabilities Act from being enforced on commercial pools and spas.

  • Lobbying Leads to ADA Extension

    When it comes to the Americans With Disabilities Act, public pool operators can breathe a sigh of relief … for now.

  • Government Grants ADA Compliance Extension

    Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/ lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

  • California Considers Service Taxes

    Pool service customers in California could soon pay a new service tax if certain lawmakers get their way.

  • Arizona Pump Law Poised for Repeal

    A controversial piece of energy legislation is on its way to being scrapped after less than two months on the books.

  • Congress Eases Up on Residential VGB Act

    The federal government has removed existing pools from its residential language for the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.

  • Lawmaker Seeks Relief for Noncompliant Facilities

    One of the states most active in implementing federal safety measures may allow pools to open this season regardless of whether they comply with the law.

  • Look  Around

    I don’t really care for television commercials. Yes, I realize they pay the bills of my favorite programs. But beyond that, I rarely find much compelling about them.

  • Lack of Code Enforcement Angers Arizona Techs

    The open availability of illegal pumps and motors — and the absence of law enforcement on the issue — is frustrating pool professionals across the state

  • New Service Licensing Bill Introduced in Florida

    A bill introduced this month in the Florida legislature would amend current licensing requirements for all swimming pool service technicians