Department of Justice’s regulations concerning pool accessibility has become final

The Department of Justice’s January 31, 2013 extension of the deadline for making public swimming pools, pools in hotels, motels, health clubs, and recreation centers accessible to people with disabilities has come and gone. The regulations concerning the pools were due to become final in March 2012. However, due to confusion on the part of pool operators in hotels and motels, DOJ pushed the implementation date back to January 31, 2013. The rules will bring pools and spas into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was passed in 1990.