Answers to your most asked ADA questions.
Q: Does my swimming pool need a pool lift?
A: Any commercial pool under 300 feet must have a sloped entry or pool lift. Any commercial pool 300 linear feet or more need two forms of access, one of which must be a pool lift or sloped entry.
Q: What is a commercial swimming pool?
A: Any pool that falls under Title II of the ADA, (Public entities, such as Municipal Pools), or Title III of the ADA, (Places of public accommodation, such as a hotel or fitness center pool).
Q: Does my spa, wave action swimming pool, leisure river, wading pool or sand bottom pool need a pool lift?
A: Yes. They all need one access point. A wading pool must have a sloped entry. A spa must have a pool lift, transfer wall or transfer system.
Q: I have multiple swimming pools do they all need a access point?
A: If your pools serve different purposes such as a lap pool, spa and a leisure pool then each requires a form of access. If they are in close proximity a Revolution Lift may be able to serve multiple bodies of water. The Patriot Portable Lift might also be a good solution for multiple bodies of water.
Q: How do I know if my swimming pool lift is ADA compliant?
A: Some basic items to check your lift include:
1) Lifting capacity of at least 300 lbs
2) A footrest must accompany the seat into the water (exception: for spas)
-A rigid seat is advised but not required
3) A manually cranked or manually rotated lift is NOT ADA compliant.
- In order to be ADA compliant the patron must be able to operate the lift without assistance.
- Already have a 6 inch anchor installed? Check out The Scout Lift as a possible solution.
Ranger, Scout and Rebel Pool Lifts are the most popular lifts for the hospitality industry at this time.
The benefit of the Ranger Swimming Pool Lift is its low price. The Scout Swimming Pool Lift can fit into existing anchors and the Rebel Swimming Pool Lift does not require any anchors. Please call us to complete a profile guide for each body of water and we will work with the AquaCreek to determine the best lift for each application. The Revolution Swimming Pool Lift would be the ideal lift as it will handle both the Spa and the Pool as long as they are next to each other and the Spa is also flush with the deck as the pool is. You do need the unit to be fixed with an anchor. Attn: Hotels: Keep in mind that Swimming Pool Lifts are permanent installations that have to be in place 24/7 and not to be pulled out when you have a guest that needs access to the Pool or the Spa. What facilities are doing to keep kids off of the unit, is remove the battery and keep it at the desk until the lift is needed. Also there is a cover that can be put over the unit when not in use. If the unit is installed properly you should not have a problem with the rest of the deck.
We have access to the different manufacturers that make this kind of lift. Aqua Creek Swimming Pool Lifts are the leader in the Industry, their units that are ADA compliant also have independent certification (others do not go that extra mile as it is very expensive). We have been working with them for 6 years and they take pride in their equipment and insist that you fill out the Pool and Spa Profile Guide (see attachment above). Each piece of equipment is built so that changes for special conditions can be incorporated. They have the parts that are needed for manufacturing however because they are so strict in their standards each lift is completed from the specs that you present.Our ElectroEASE Pool Lift Specialist, Elaine Latham, understands that Public Pools and Hotel Pools and Spas are under pressure by March, 2012 to comply with the ADA Pool Lift Regulations. Elaine understands you want the lowest Cost, especially where multiple units are needed to purchase for many Hotel chains. We understand that you want a handicap Pool and Spa Lift that is the best quality, ease of use, asthetics and design. There are many different models available in the entire Pool and Spa Lift industry. We are here to make mandatory regulation as easy as possible for you, ESPECIALLY WHERE COST IS ALWAYS A CONCERN! Please email or call Elaine Latham today at: 800-477-0248. You will be glad you did!
Revolution Hoyer Pool Lift
Aqua Creek Hoyer PoolLifts
Rebel Pool Lift
Patriot Hoyer PoolLift
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