Responding to concerns from pool industry experts and a hotel/lodging industry coalition, the White House issued a 60-day extension for compliance with requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The extension was granted March 15 (the date set as the original deadline), two days after Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) introduced a bill which would prevent enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act relative to commercial pools and spas. Pool operators now have until May 15, 2012 to comply, but the time could be extended further.