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.