Hydraulic Pool Lifts
Hydraulic pool lifts are the most affordable option for those wanting assistance getting in and out of pool. Hydraulic lifts are not as versatile as others such as battery, or hydro powered pool lifts. However for certain patients they prove to be more applicable than more complex lifts, and often for at least half the cost.
Simple to operate!
Hydraulic lifts as the name suggests use a hydraulic actuator that someone must crank to raise the patient up. This is similar in function of hydraulic patient lifts like the classic Hoyer lift. Once in the sling, or optional hard seat, and raised up the caregiver must turn the mast to move the user over the pool. The user can then easily be lowered into the water. The process is repeated in reverse for getting someone out of the pool.
Who can use the lift?
The lift can not be operated by the patient themselves and requires at least one caregiver to be supervsing for the transfers. However there are a number of uses where hydraulic lifts better meet the patients needs. For caregivers whose patient/loved one couldn’t operate the lift themselves a hydraulic lift can be an affordable option to consider.
Also for patients who can not use a hard seat due to contractures or spasm sling based lift (either hydraulic or power) can be a better fit. It may also be suitable for any non-commercial pool owner who couldn’t otherwise afford a pool lift.
To see more information on specifc hydraulic lifts visit our product category page: Hydraulic pool lifts
Please note: Most pool lifts are designed to meet the needs of MOST pool designs but to be sure if a particular lift will work for you, always fill out a deck configuration worksheet. Hydraulic lifts do not meet ADA requirements and as such will not pass inspection on ANY commercial property.