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Delaware Real Estate Law Update: Department of Justice Extends Deadline for Pool Accessibility

May 29, 2012

On May 17, 2012, the United States Department of Justice issued a final rule on the deadline for compliance with the new ADA standards for existing pools and spas, which are applicable to hotels, inns and other public accommodations with pools and spas. Generally, accessibility compliance requires a pool lift or sloped entry. Under the initial rules, compliance was to be by March 15, 2012. The new rule, which is effective May 21, 2012, extends the compliance date to January 31, 2013. More information about the rule can be found at


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