The Ranger Pool Lift

Aqua Creek announced this week their new products for 2010. Among them is the highly anticipated Ranger Pool Lift. To be fair, the Ranger isn’t as much a new product, but rather an econimical update to the successful Pro Pool Lift.

Much like its “big brother” the Ranger is ADA compliant and is built to the same durability, and reliability Aqua Creek is known for. The low-profile design offers functionality, without being obtrusive to look at.

The reduced price of the Ranger (currently $3,235) is made possible primarily in its reduced foot print. This results is a shorter “travel” range and reduced weight capacity (300lbs./136kg) compared to  the Pro Pool Lift. However, in our experience the set back of 4″ – 14″ works perfectly for pool configurations that are typical of home and smaller hotel users.

The Ranger features a 5 year structural and pro-rated electrical warranty. Be sure to check out the Ranger Pool Lift and its available options Today!

You may also be interested in our other ADA Compliant Pool Lifts.

Hydraulic Pool Lifts

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.

Pool Lifts

Patriot Portable Pool Lift
Patriot Portable Pool Lift

Pool lifts have done something for wheelchair bound individuals that wasn’t possible before the 1980s and that is provide a safe and easy way to get in and out of the pool.

In the past decade manufacturers such as Aqua Creek, Aquatic Access, and RehaMed International (now S.R. Smith) have created pool lifts that are self-operated. A self-propelled lift allows the user to operate the lift with minimal to no supervision allowing greater independence.

If you are considering a pool lift there are a number of different types to choose from including those that are hydraulic (manual powered), battery powererd and hyrdro powered lifts. There are also some limitations that may affect which lift may work for your pool. During this month we will be posting a series on Pool Lifts to help familiarize you with these awesome devices.