Pool Chair Lift

Pool Chair Lift

You must consider first consider your weight limitations and whether or not the lift will be permanently installed. When intended for multiple users, it is recommended you purchase a heavy duty pool lift listed for a higher weight capacity, 450lbs maximum capacity or more, whether it is portable or not. Because it is difficult to know the exact weight of every user, we suggest you look for a pool lift with a higher maximum weight to ensure a higher variety of people can utilize the device. An example of a heavy duty lift is the Revolution Pool Lift from Aqua Creek. This permanently installed lift includes more standard features than any of our other pool lifts; the Revolution Pool Lift also touts a 500lb weight capacity, the heaviest weight capacity lift we offer. If you require a non-permanent installation, look no further than the Portable Pro Pool Lift, also from Aqua Creek. This innovative portable lift flaunts a 25 percent higher lifting capacity than any other portable aquatic lift on the market today.
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Pool Chair Lift

Portable pool lifts such as the Aqua Creek Patriot Portable Pool Lift or the Spectrum Products Portable Freedom Pool Lift require no anchoring or physical installation to the pool deck or cement because the lift stability is provided by a counter weight system. Due to the fact that they can be moved into place during use, they can be placed and used at just about any place along the pool deck while still meeting ADA guidelines. When not in use they can be moved into storage, decreasing the opportunity for damage. Portable pool lifts take up more storage space than permanent pool lifts, and the counter weight can weigh up to 1,000 pounds, so transporting them to pool side could be difficult under some circumstances. Additionally, if the maximum weight of the lift is exceeded, they could become unstable. While they can be placed anywhere around the pool, they must be positioned correctly to adhere to the ADA pool accessibility guidelines.
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Pool Chair Lift

There are a variety of accessories available for all of our pool lifts, ranging from stability aids for patients with severe mobility concerns, to arm and head rests to provide added support and comfort. Depending on the limitations of the person using the device, we suggest you take a look at the different choices available before making a decision. The Spine Board Attachment for the PAL 1000 Pool Lift for example converts your pool lift from an accessibility aid into a life saving device. Allowing the lift to be used to extract an injured swimmer out of the water without aggravating the injury provides a sense of security and peace of mind for the pool owner. Another great accessory is the Stability Vest, designed to work with the Splash, PAL 1000, and AXS Semi Portable Aquatic Pool Lift. This simple yet innovative device attaches like a harness to the lift seat, providing unmatched support for the person using the device. Also available are the Extra Batteries for RMT Lifts, universal gel lead acid batteries which work with each of our lifts, providing you with the peace of mind and security, knowing you will always have a battery back-up for your lift for emergencies.
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Pool Chair Lift

ADA COMPLIANCE As of January 31, 2013 ADA compliance is required for Title II and Title III pool facilities. Both public and private facilities are affected by this ADA standard for pool lifts. Compliance can easily be reached by purchasing a pool lift which meets ADA requirements. What makes a lift ADA compliant? 1. Minimum Lifting Capacity of 300 lbs. 2. Solid seat at least 16” in width 3. Lift must have footrests* 4. User must be able to operate, without assistance, from the deck and water 5. Must not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrists to operate and not require more than 5 lbs. of force 6. Seat must have the ability to submerge into the water 18” below stationary water level *Footrests are not required for spa lifts. However, they are highly suggested. Am I a Title II or Title III facility, or neither? Public facilities are classified under Title II and include public and government facilities such as, Parks and recreation districts, public schools and universities, municipalities, cities and counties. Private facilities are classified under Title III and include places of public accommodation and commercial facilities. Hotels, fitness and sports centers, private schools and universities, waterparks, hospitals, healthcare facilities, etc. are classified as Title III. Residential housing such as private residences, apartment complexes, condos or homeowner’s associations are NOT required to comply if they strictly limit the use of their facilities to residents and guests. However, if they do any of the following they ARE required to comply: 1. The pool or spa is open to the general public 2. They generate commerce or sell memberships 3. The facility receives Federal funds 4. The pool is used for swimming competitions that are open to competitors from outside associations 5. The facility actively rents out their units when owners are absent, using advertising, taking reservations over the phone or providing meals or housing services (vacation timeshares). Please note that each pool within a facility requires a lift. Sharing a lift between two pools even on the same property is not in compliance.
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Pool Chair Lift

Electronic powered pool lifts such as the Aqua Creek Ranger Pool Lift or the Global Lift Pathfinder Pool Lift use an electronic actuator which drives a lifting operation system producing a high degree of lifting capacity, reliability, and a pool side flexibility that allows it to be used in conjunction with almost any type of swimming pool. This type of lift is usually operated with an easy-to-use control by the person using the lift, or by an assistant. Many electronic powered pool lifts are ADA-compliant and are often utilized with commercial pools.
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Pool Chair Lift

Almost all of our available pool lifts have multiple height options for use with above ground pool and spas. Some are designed for both, like the Hi/Lo option for the Splash Aquatic Pool Lift with a massive 52″ high lifting arm, made for transfers in and out of in-ground and above-ground pools. Another lifter with outstanding versatility is the SPA option for the PAL 1000 Portable Aquatic Pool Lift. With a 48″ tall lifting arm, this lift is specifically designed for above ground pools and spas. Your exact pool or spa specifications will help you to decide what options you need to consider. By first measuring the amount of height needed for clearance, you can determine the correct aquatic lift for you pool with relative ease.
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Pool Chair Lift

Manual pool lifts like the Hoyer Swimming Pool Lift or the Aqua Creek EZ Pool Lift use a hand crank or hydraulic cylinder to operate a turning gear. A manual lift is generally indicated for use when a sling is required to transfer a user, and is operated by the user’s assistant or an attendant. These lifts are usually mounted to the pool deck area as a permanent installation. Due to the fact that manual lifts require someone to assist the user, they cannot be used in any public facility as directed by the ADA-compliant pool accessibility law. Manual lifts are most often used within a residential setting and are an inexpensive alternative to other styles of pool lifts.
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Pool Chair Lift

Water powered lifts such as the Spectrum Products Gallatin Water-Powered Pool Lift operate with a hydraulic concept of having water fill a sealed cylinder which creates pressure, causing the lift to rise. To lower the lift, the cylinder is emptied of water, releasing the pressure and lowering the lift. These lifts are connected to a water supply through either a feed pipe or hose. A valve controls the lift by either filling or draining the cylinder, resulting in either an up or down position with no intermediate stop. The weight lifting capacity is dependent on the local water supply and if the water pressure is too low, it might affect the lifting capacity. Due to the cylinder having to be against the pool wall, water powered lifts are generally permanent installations. Many commercial pools that feature roll out gutters, curbs, rim flow and other designs may not be suitable for water powered lifts. Due to being capable of being operated independently, water powered lifts meet ADA-compliant requirements when used with a compatible pool.
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Rehabmart features ADA Compliant pool lifts for both in-ground and above ground swimming pools and spas. We offer a wide selection of superior quality pool lifts by well-known manufacturers including Global Lift Corporation, Aqua Creek Products Corp, and Spectrum Products. Permanent pool lifts or spa lifts are affixed in place on the pool deck. Conversely, a portable lift is designed to be transferred to the pool side for temporary use. Scroll down or click to read more: “Brief Guide to ADA-Compliant Pool Lifts”
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While some pool lifts, like the Global Lift Corp Superior Series Pool Lift, can be used with most spas, there are specific spa lifts. The Spectrum Products Summit Therapy Spa Lift performs similarly to a standard pool lift, yet it’s created and designed specifically for use with spa and hot tub applications.

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