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Key Features to Look for in an ADA Compliant Pool Lift

Published by Anthony on 05/08/2024

Key Features to Look for in an ADA Compliant Pool Lift

Key Features to Look for in an ADA Compliant Pool Lift

As a pool owner or operator, ensuring accessibility for all users is a top priority. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has set specific guidelines for pool lifts to ensure they provide safe and independent access to the water. In this blog post, we'll explore the key features to look for in an ADA compliant pool lift and how they can benefit your pool facility.

Weight Capacity

One of the most important factors to consider when selecting an ADA compliant pool lift is the weight capacity. The ADA requires pool lifts to have a minimum weight capacity of 300 pounds. However, it's recommended to choose a lift with a higher weight capacity to accommodate a wider range of users. Some of our recommended lifts, such as the Aqua Creek Ranger 2 Pool Lift and the Spectrum Traveler II Pool Lift, offer weight capacities of 350 and 500 pounds, respectively.

Seat Height

The ADA specifies that the seat of a pool lift must have a height of 16 to 19 inches above the pool deck. This range ensures that users can easily transfer from a wheelchair to the lift seat. The S.R. Smith PAL2 Portable Pool Lift and the S.R. Smith PAL2 Hi/Lo Portable Pool Lift both feature adjustable seat heights to accommodate this requirement.

Unassisted Operation

For a pool lift to be considered ADA compliant, it must be operable with a maximum of 5 pounds of force and be usable by individuals with disabilities without assistance. Our recommended lifts, such as the S.R. Smith AXS2 Pool Lift and the S.R. Smith Splash! Extended Reach Pool Lift, are designed with intuitive controls and smooth operation to ensure independent use by all users.

Tax Incentives for Installing ADA Compliant Pool Lifts

Installing ADA compliant pool lifts not only ensures accessibility but can also provide financial benefits. The ADA offers tax incentives for businesses that make their facilities more accessible to individuals with disabilities. The Disabled Access Credit (IRC Section 44) and the Architectural Barrier Removal Tax Deduction (IRC Section 190) can help offset the costs of installing ADA compliant lifts and other accessibility features.

Recommended ADA Compliant Pool Lifts

At EZ Pool & Spa Supply, we offer a wide range of ADA compliant pool lifts to suit your facility's needs. Some of our top recommendations include:

These lifts are available for purchase at or by calling 1-877-209-7773. Our knowledgeable staff is ready to assist you in selecting the perfect ADA compliant pool lift for your facility. By prioritizing accessibility and choosing an ADA compliant pool lift that meets the necessary requirements, you can ensure that your pool is welcoming and inclusive for all users. Remember, investing in accessibility not only benefits individuals with disabilities but also demonstrates your commitment to creating a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.