I have actually read the regs and also have taken a look at the site where it lists for an area all of the 'audits' DDASS undertook in the last year.
There were 229 for the particular area, not ONE was for gites;;
En 2008, le département comptait 53 piscines permanentes, ouvertes toute l’année, et 65 piscines saisonnières, ouvertes généralement de mai à septembre, soient 229 bassins. Parmi les piscines permanentes, on trouve notamment 26 établissements traditionnels utilisés principalement pour la natation (dans un grand bassin) et 13 centres aquatiques proposant des activités ludiques (toboggans, bains bouillonnants…). Les piscines saisonnières regroupent les piscines de campings, d’hôtels, des piscines communales extérieures, des piscines de golf et de clubs privés.
I never said that what you were quoting was not true, I suggested that they should speak to someone with less of a vested interest.
I don't have a gite myself any longer but know lots of french friends with gites who do not have disabled access, toilets etc. etc. I can't wait to tell them they better get on and build some, oh how they will laugh!
We can all claim to be an expert on here, regardless of what we did in a previous life, you are free to put yourself forward as a qualified pool expert and we are free to decide whether your information is biased or not.
I am also free to state anything I like on an internet forum as are you.
EDIT, oh yet another pool builder stating the same, thanks chrish of piscineplus.