As previously reported in our newsletter, requirements for accessible pools, wading pools, and spas went into effect on March 15, 2012. While this is still the date for compliance for the new construction and alterations of pools and spas, it is no longer the effective date for compliance in existing pools, spas, and wading pools. The United States Department of Justice has extended the date for barrier removal in existing pools, spas, and wading pools to January 31, 2013 giving owners a longer period of time to provide access into existing pools, wading pools, and spas.