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Handicap Accès, specialist in launching systems for people with reduced mobility (PRM), offers the widest range of above-ground swimming pool and spa lifts on the market. These lifts make above-ground swimming pools and spas accessible to people with reduced mobility and disabilities, allowing them to fully enjoy the pleasures and benefits of swimming. To help you better understand this equipment, we offer you a quick summary of their main characteristics as well as the different types of above-ground pools and spas that they can serve.

Lifts for all types of Above Ground Pools and Spas

Here is a detailed overview of the above-ground swimming pools and spas accessible using our range of lifts.

These above ground pools and spas come in different shapes, sizes and materials. inflatable swimming pools and self-supporting are easy to install and can be moved easily. They are ideal for those looking for an economical solution. They are generally lower than other types of pool. Our patient lifts provide easy access to these pools. On the other hand, the price of swimming pool lifts is often dissuasive given the costs of acquiring and installing these swimming pools.

tubular swimming pools feature a sturdy, durable steel frame that provides greater depth and capacity. Swimming pools in bois, metal or concreted are more aesthetic and robust. They generally offer good volumes. Our lifts are able to provide service to these swimming pools. Their sometimes high height may require an in-depth study on our part to find a suitable solution.

Our lifts are also able to make all types of above-ground spas accessible. From inflatable spas to portable spas through built-in spas we will be able to offer you a suitable lift.

In fact, our above-ground pool lifts have been designed to overcome different heights. For the lowest or semi-buried swimming pools and spas, an above-ground lift will be necessary to overcome heights from 0.5 meters.

For swimming pools and spas of greater height, such as tubular swimming pools, wooden, metal or concrete swimming pools, our lifts are able to overcome heights of up to 1.2 meter.

Finally, for swimming pools or spas with a height greater than 1.2 meters, do not hesitate to contact us to discuss our tailor-made solutions.

Understand how Above Ground Pool Lifts work

Our above-ground pool and spa lifts meet various accessibility needs. They operate in either manual or battery-electric mode.

manual pool lifts use a jack or winch system to ensure the user’s up and down movement. Their ease of use and low maintenance make these models an economical and sustainable choice.

electric pool liftsare battery powered, which greatly facilitates their use. They are controlled by a remote control which allows the user or assistant to control the movements of the lift. These models offer comfort of use and allow smooth and effortless use, making the swimming experience even more pleasant.

Some of our swimming pool lifts like the PAL, the SPLAH or the lift person on rail have been designed for standalone use. Thanks to the remote control and the motor that equip these devices, the user is able to enter and exit the water completely independently.

Other pool lift models have been designed to be used with the help of an assistant. These models can be manual like the ELE -J-H HS or the ELE-J-T HS or electric on battery like the F145 or the HM wall-mounted elevator. They are typically used by disabled people who need outside assistance getting in and out of the water.

Finally, these pool lifts can be mobile or fixed.

mobile person lifts, such as the PAL, offer great flexibility of use. In fact, they do not require the installation of anchors. This means they can be moved and positioned in different locations around the pool or spa. These launching systems are equipped with wheels to facilitate their movement.

fixed pool lifts require the prior installation of a base, rail or dowels. These fixings are generally sealed into the pool deck or suspended from the ceiling. These patient lifts remain removable and can be easily moved to be stored after use.

What fixings for fixed swimming pool lifts?

Plates fixed to the wall or to the ground: These fixings guarantee very good stability to the pool lift. The choice between wall mounting or floor mounting depends on the space available, the configuration of the pool and its immediate environment. For example, the wall elevator will be more suitable for interior spaces characterized by low ceiling height and limited circulation spaces. Finally, these plate-mounted patient lifts are designed to be removable. After use, they can be dismantled and stored, freeing up space around your pool or spa.

Sheaths: This attachment, which is only available for the battery-powered personal lift F145, involves the sealing of the sheath in the beach or circulation space adjoining the swimming pool. The foot of the lift is then inserted into the sheath. One of the main advantages of this attachment is that it allows quick installation of the lift, while making it removable.

Rails fixed to the ceiling: In situations where fixing to the floor or wall is not possible, the installation of a motorized rail fixed to the ceiling can be an alternative. This motorized system ensures the movement of the seat over the entire length of the rail guaranteeing optimal accessibility of the pool(s) to be served.

What seats for swimming pool lifts?

The swimming pool lifts offered by Handicap Accès offer different types of seats, however, not all seats are compatible with each model of lift. These seats have been carefully designed taking into account ergonomics and user safety. It is therefore important to choose a seat that is compatible with the patient lift and that meets the user’s comfort and support needs.

Hard Seats: These pool lift seats provide sturdy and stable support to users. Built to last, they are easy to maintain and feature safety belts to ensure safe transfer.

Swimming straps: Swimming straps for swimming pool lifts simplify getting into the water for people with reduced mobility and disabilities by avoiding potentially uncomfortable transfers from chair to chair. They thus make it possible to pick up the user directly in their wheelchair. In addition, these straps adapt perfectly to various body shapes and weights, thus guaranteeing suitable and secure use for each individual.

Full Hammock Seat: Using the hammock seat involves a two-step process. First of all, the hammock must be positioned on the user’s wheelchair before heading towards the pool. Then, the seat is attached to the lifter for transferring the user into the pool or spa. The hammock seat is also effective in facilitating exit from the water, offering a simpler solution than using the swim strap.

Hand frame: The hand frame makes it easier for the user to transfer from their wheelchair, thanks to its side supports which are positioned under the arms and its thigh supports. The time required to install the hand frame is generally less than that required for a strap and it can be used without external assistance, making it a practical choice for users looking for efficiency and/or autonomy during their swimming sessions.