ADA Compliant Pool and Spa Chair Lifts:
Our services include site visit and determination of the best and compliant location for the “fixed” or “portable” pool chair lift. This is determined on a case by case basis as we work personally with each client to ensure the best solution for your needs.
Because we are well experienced in all aspects of pools and pool deck construction we can easily handle the work required to alter or enhance the deck based on the type of lift, type of decking and coping and location of the lift.
- Supply and installation of approved lift
- Site visit and determination of the best and compliant location for the “fixed” pool lift. This is determined on a case by case basis.
- Coring and demo of pool deck as needed, determined by the type of decking and coping and location of the lift.
- Bonding of the lifts, to be attached the “equipotential grid” of the body of water that the lift is serving,
- Some cities require a permit for the installation, installation to NEC 680.26 code.
- Permits as required by the city building and safety, some cities are still not sure how they are handling the situation and we are trying to get a definitive direction from them
ADA compliance is required for Title II and Title III pool facilities by January 31, 2013. Both public and private facilities are affected by this new ADA standard for pool lifts. Compliance can easily be reached by purchasing a pool lift meeting ADA requirements.
What makes a ADA Compliant Pool and Spa Chair Lifts compliant?
1. Minimum Lifting Capacity of 300 lbs.
2. Solid Seat at least 16” in width
3. Lift must have footrests*
4. User must be able to operate, without assistance, from the deck and water
5. Must not require tight grasping, pinching or twisting of the wrists to operate and not require more than 5 lbs. of force
6. Seat must have the ability to submerge into the water 18” below stationary water level
*Footrests are not required for spa lifts. However, they are highly suggested.
Am I a Title II or Title III facility, or neither?
Public facilities are classified under Title II and include public and government facilities such as, Parks and Rec Districts, Public Schools and Universities, Municipalities, Cities and Counties.
Private facilities are classified under Title III and include places of public accommodation and commercial facilities. Hotels, Fitness and Sports Centers, Private Schools and Universities, Waterparks, Hospitals, Health Care Facilities, etc. are classified as Title III.
Residential housing such as private residences, apartment complexes, condos or homeowner’s associations are NOT required to comply if they strictly limit the use of their facilities to residents and guests. However, if they do any of the following they ARE required to comply:
1. The pool or spa is open to the general public
2. They generate commerce or sell memberships
3. The facility received Federal funds
4. The pool is used for swimming competitions that are open to competitors from outside associations
5. The facility actively rents out their units when owners are absent using advertising, taking reservations over the phone, providing meals or housing services.
6. A facility that receives revenue from the pool or spa such as membership dues and rental or usage fees
Tax Credits and Deductions to help you comply: Eligible small small business may take a credit of up to $5,000.00 to offset their costs for access. Business of all sizes can take a business expense deduction of up to $15,000.00 per year for costs of removing barriers in their facilities.
Contact Eco Tech Pool Service, we will be glad to discuss the ADA Compliant Pool and Spa Chair Lifts with you and your staff. CLICK on the image below, to see a video on the available chair lifts.