Frequently Asked ADA Questions
Q: Does my pool need a pool lift?
A: Any commercial pool under 300 feet must have a sloped entry or pool lift. Any commercial pool 300 linear feet or more need two
forms of access, one of which must be a pool lift or sloped entry.
Q: What is a commercial pool?
A: Any pool that falls under Title II of the ADA, (Public entities, such as Municipal Pools), or Title III of the ADA, (Places of public
accommodation, such as a hotel or fitness center pool).
Q: Does my spa, wave action pool, leisure river, wading pool or sand bottom pool need a pool lift?
A: Yes. They all need one access point. A wading pool must have a sloped entry. A spa must have a pool lift, transfer wall or transfer system.
Q: I have multiple pools do they all need a access point?
A: If your pools serve different purposes such as a lap pool, spa and a leisure pool then each requires a form of access. If they are
in close proximity a Revolution™ Lift may be able to serve multiple bodies of water. The Patriot Portable™ Lift might also be a good
solution for multiple bodies of water.
Q: How do I know if my pool lift is ADA compliant?
A: Some basic items to check your lift include:
- Lifting capacity of at least 300 lbs
- A footrest must accompany the seat into the water (exception: for spas)
-A rigid seat is advised but not required
- A manually cranked or manually rotated lift is NOT ADA compliant.
-In order to be ADA compliant the patron must be able to operate the lift without assistance.
-Already have a 6 inch anchor installed? Check out The Scout Lift™ as a possible solution