Important ADA Information For All Pool Owners

DRD Pool Management, Inc. has researched and compiled for our customers the most recent information regarding swimming pool compliance for the 2010 revised American Disabilities Act Regulations (ADA).

If you have questions related to any of the following areas we recommend that you carefully review the PDF document.

  • Does our pool fall under the revised 2010
  • ADA regulations?

  • When is the deadline for compliance?
  • What are the exceptions?
  • What are the requirements?
  • How will it be enforced?
  • What are the tax benefits?
  • For answers to these plus other ADA related questions, click here.

     

    DRD’s Best Value Picks For ADA
    Compliant Pool Lifts

    Best market pricing
    DRD Pool Management Inc. has been serving Maryland pools for over 45 years. Through our research and experience with various suppliers we have listed below our best value picks for ADA compliant pool lifts. We are available to assist you with consultation, special pricing on featured ADA compliance products (see below), and installation services.

     

    PAL Pool Lift Series

    The ADA-compliant PAL is a completely portable aquatic lift, requiring no mounting to
    the pool deck. It contains over 700 pounds of counter weight to support a lifting
    capacity of 300 pounds. The PAL is perfect for facilities that need a lift for multiple
    locations, or would like to store the unit away when not in use.
    This unit is powered by a rechargeable battery and can be operated by the user via a
    waterproof hand control. Since its introduction in 1997, the PAL (Portable Aquatic Lift)
    has become the industry standard for portable swimming pool access. The completely
    portable PAL is the perfect accessory for any commercial aquatic facility.

    Features:

  • 3rd party verified ADA compliant
  • 300 lb/136 kg lifting capacity
  • Completely portable—easy to move by one person
  • Conveniently stores away when not in use
  • Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery
  • User operable via waterproof hand control
  • 240° rotation
  • Powder coated stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • Comes with battery, charger, battery console cover, waterproof control, footrest and seatbelt assembly
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    Also available:

  • PAL Hi/Lo—A variation of the PAL useful for facilities that have both in-ground pools and above ground spas.
  • PAL Spa—Designed for above ground pools and spas up to 48 in/122 cm above the pool deck.
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    Splash Series

    This removable lifting system is designed for facilities seeking to provide
    user-friendly access to their swimming pools.

    Features:

  • ADA-compliant
  • 400 lb/181.5 kg lifting capacity
  • Easily removable from stainless steel deck anchor
  • Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery
  • User operable via a waterproof hand control
  • 359° rotation
  • Powder coated stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • Includes battery, charger, battery console cover, waterproof control,
  • stainless steel anchor socket with cover, footrest and seat belt assembly.

     

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    aXa

    The aXa is a perfect low profile lift for simple pool designs.

    Features:

  • ADA-compliant
  • 300 lb/136 kg lifting capacity
  • Easily removable from stainless steel deck ancho
  • Powered by a 24-volt rechargeable battery
  • User operable via a waterproof hand control
  • 360° rotation
  • Powder coated stainless steel and aluminum construction
  • Includes battery, charger, battery console cover, waterproof control,
  • stainless steel anchor socket with cover, footrest and seat belt assembly.

     

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    Freedom ADA Pool Lift

    The Freedom battery powered ADA pool lift is designed for installation in the decks of
    in-ground and above-ground pools/spas. The Freedom ADA pool lift and ADA spa lift is
    an ADA/ABA compliant battery powered lift that has a safe and easy operating system
    and is rotationally and vertically powered. Accommodates a setback of 6” to 22” and
    water draft up to 12”.

    Includes: one watertight remote control, battery and battery charger, footrest,
    deck anchor, seat belt.

    Features:

  • Fully ADA Compliant
  • 350 pound lifting capacity
  • Self operable from the deck and the water
  • 90 lifts per battery charge
  • All stainless steel construction (electropolished 304L grade)
  • Coated with Spectra Shield for maximum corrosion protection
  • Stabilizer bar significantly improves lift stability during transfer
  • Spacious seat with excellent lumbar support and designed for ease of transfer
  • Rotationally and vertically powered with 360 degree continuous power rotation
  • Quiet and stable operations
  • Designed for in-ground and above-ground pools and spas
  • Easy to install, even into existing concrete decks
  • Proprietary Robust Operating System and Actuator outperforms other lifts
  • Single anchor point
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    Aspen ADA Pool Lift

    The Aspen battery powered ADA pool lift is designed for installation in the decks of in-ground and above-ground pools/spas. The Aspen ADA pool lift and ADA spa lift is an ADA/ABA
    compliant battery powered lift that has a safe and easy operating system and is rotationally and vertically powered. Accommodates a setback of 6” to 22” and a water draft up to 12”.

    Includes: Two watertight remote controls, battery and battery charger, adjustable swing out footrest for ease of transfer armrests with non-slip grip for safety and comfort, padded head rest, seat belt. Anchors sold separately.

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    Features:

  • Fully ADA Compliant
  • 350 pound lifting capacity
  • Self operable from the deck and the water
  • 90 lifts per battery charge
  • All stainless steel construction (electropolished 304L grade)
  • Coated with Spectra Shield for maximum corrosion protection
  • Stabilizer bar significantly improves lift stability during transfer
  • Spacious seat with excellent lumbar support and designed for ease of transfer
  • Rotationally and vertically powered with 360 degree continuous power rotation
  • Quite and stable operation
  • Designed for in-ground and above-ground pools and spas
  • Easy to install, even into existing concrete decks
  • Proprietary Robust Operating System and Actuator outperforms other lifts
  • Single anchor point
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    Portable Freedom Lift


    Freedom Portable Lift shown above. Also available in
    Aspen Portable Lift

    Designed to fit more pool and gutter configurations than any other portable lift on the market.

    Safety & Compliance

  • Easy to operate with 360° rotation for flexible load and unload positions
  • ADA Compliant
  • 300 lb. lift capacity
  • 6 points of contact with pool deck for safety and stability when stabilizer arms are out
  • Small footprint allows the lift to stay out of the clear deck space zone for
  • aquatic lifts required by ADA guidelines

     

    High Quality

  • Will not mark or mar concrete because all contact points are coated with thick,
  • protective non-slip pads

     

    Ease of Use

  • No anchor required
  • Easy to move around with 4 precision bearing castors
  • Lift folds back over anchor reducing storage space needs
  • Removable handle for safety and storage ease
  • Ships in manageable pieces for ease of off-loading and assembly on the pool deck
  • No tools required for assembly
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    Includes:

  • 4 points to lock the unit to the deck for a redundancy in safety
  • 2 pull out locking legs for safety and stability
  • 4 Swiss made high performance wheels -2 locking and 2 stationary
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