Tips for the Disabled Traveler this Holiday Season

T4322With the holidays approaching, people will be traveling a lot more than usual. For those traveling with a disability, there are some steps to take to ensure your travels are accessible. Many travel agencies and transportation services have accommodations for disabled travelers and preparation is key to make sure you make it to your family for the holidays. Continue reading

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ADA Regulations for Pool Lift Placement

Before you begin installing your pool lift, there are a few factors you should consider, one of them being placement. Public guests will be using the pool lift, so it is imperative that you install it accurately, safely and with the users in mind. Placement is especially important as you will have other people walking near the pool, on the pool deck, and other possible obstacles to consider.

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires specific accessible design for pool lift placement. Continue reading

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The Importance of a Pool Lift Cover

lift-coverPool lifts are required for pools with general public access in order to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act and give those with disabilities entrance into a swimming pool. These types of lifts are durable and safe, but considering a cover for your lift to further protect and ensure safety is important. A protective lift cover will guarantee the lift is shielded from the outside weather elements, ensure the longevity of your pool lift, and also provide safety measures. Continue reading

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ADA Compliance for Public Vs. Private Pools

There is often a lot of confusion surrounding the subject of pool lift laws in public areas versus private residences. The misperception is that all pools require a pool lift, however, the ADA requires accessible entry in municipal pools, schools pools, government-owned, hotels, or any pool in general that caters to the public and promotes public recreation. Continue reading

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Finding the Best Lift for Your Pool

S350-oct2012-898x1024When it comes to deciding which pool lift is best for your pool, there are some factors to take into consideration. According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, pool lifts must be installed for accessibility in municipal pools, school pools, government-owned pools, and any others with public access. If you own a public industry or a private industry with public admittance, the ADA requires that all swimming pools, wading pools, and spas have an accessible entry and exit for people with disabilities. Some owners of private pools, such as those in a private backyard, may choose a pool lift for another means of access for those with disabilities. If you are in the market for your own pool lift, first, consider a few key factors first. Continue reading

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