The DOJ has announced a postponement of the ADA compliance date for swimming pools and spas with a new effective date of January 31, 2013. As first reported on hydrologicblog “Pool-Megeddon” and “Reasonable Pool Requirements” the ADA mandates were a surprise. The new date does not seem to change the more stringent interpretations (some may say DOJ rule making) that only fixed and built-in elements would comply with the standard. So it appears the portable lift is not an option. For a complete summary of the Revised ADA Regulations Implementing Title II and Title III download the fact sheets.