The U.S. Justice Department will grant the hotel industry a small extension for complying with a new rule aimed at bringing existing hotel pools under the Americans With Disabilities Act.
That means the rules for making existing hotel pools accessible will not take effect today, March 15, as originally planned when first announced in 2010.
The department just issued a press release that says:
"Requirements for existing swimming pools will be extended for 60 days. 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."