Rockin' The Deep End

by Mandy Acre


Mixing electronics and water never seemed like a good idea in the past. And most people have quietly resigned themselves to listening to music exclusively above the waterline. Now, however, new aquatic freedom awaits audiophiles the world over.

H2O Audio offers three different types of waterproof headphones available for those who want to keep on jammin' even when they're under water.

These include Surge Headphones for the diver, waterproof up to a depth of 12-feet; Trax Headphones for the swimmer, rated to a depth of three-feet for about 30 minutes; and Flex Headphones for the entry-level waterproof head-phonophile. These have a low waterproof rating, but come a little bit cheaper.

All of these headphones come with a one-year warranty, but are expected to last much longer than that, the company says.

"We're very happy with the sound quality our headphones produce," says Dana Swanson, marketing manager at H2O Audio. "So we innovate more around fit and comfort."

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Friday, 16 March 2012 12:52

Feds Extend ADA Rules for Pools

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Law & Industry Daily

Friday, March 16, 2012


WASHINGTON, March 16 (LID) – The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday announced it was delaying for 60 days enforcement of a new law that requires public pools to be accessible to disabled individuals.

The Justice Department, in a statement, conceded there were "misunderstandings" about provisions of the 2010 Standards for Accessible Design relating to public swimming pools.

"Requirements for existing swimming pools will be extended for 60 days," the DOJ said. "The department will also publish a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with a 15-day comment period on a possible six-month extension in order to allow additional time to address misunderstandings regarding compliance with these ADA requirements."

Aimed at bringing public pools in compliance with federal disability access requirements, the rule requires pool owners to install ramps and wheelchair lifts or else face lawsuits.

The requirement was announced in 2010, in regulations stemming from the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).

"The requirements for newly constructed and existing pools will ensure that, going forward, people with disabilities can enjoy the same activities—a community swim meet; private swim lessons; a hotel pool—at the same locations and with the same independence, ease, and convenience as everyone else," the DOJ said.

The 2010 Standards for Accessible Design were published in the Federal Register on Sept. 15, 2010 (FR DOC # 2010-21824).

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Friday, 16 March 2012 12:20

Cool Las Vegas Pools

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Vegas offers more than gambling — you can find a jackpot in the water as well. Check out some stunning Sin City poolscapes.


By Linda G. Green,



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