September 23, 2011
Water Therapy and Rehabilitation for Those with Special Needs
Hi, my name is Peter. I’m interested in spreading the virtues of an economically priced pool for those with special needs. The Vertical Pool can be therapeutic and great family fun. It is a recreational option the whole family can enjoy, individually or together. Relaxing, comforting, and at times energizing—all in at-home privacy (indoor or outdoor). The Vertical Pool is easily transported. The modular parts fit within standard doorways and assembles with engineering ease. A must see! Learn more at www.theverticalpool.com
Providing aquatic therapy pools at-home for those with special needs.
Product Benefits to those with Cerebral Palsy:
- Eliminates transportation issues to public facilities.
- Allows daily aquatics for those with mobility limitations.
- The overhead bar and removable bow bar enable safe secure buoyancy, whether assisted from in or outside the pool. Mom and Dad don’t have to be in the water for hours where a child might prefer to be for play and exercise.
- The Vertical Pool accommodates vertical, horizontal, and seated exercise, rehab, and traction privately and conveniently at home with family.
- A variety of hardware options can be adapted for special needs.
- Accommodates lifts (Hoyer and Smartlift) readily available on the market for access/egress from either side.
Modular – pool can be carried easily into or through buildings and relocated upon move.
- An item the whole family can enjoy.
- Therapy sessions
- Conditioning and Exercise
- Water training
- Weight loss exercises
- Family fun and relaxation
- Animal fitness
- Post surgical core exercises
- Relaxation and meditation
- Treadmill option
- Resistance tools and equipment
- Insulated cover
Rent, lease or purchase, more information at The Vertical Pool
For further information and for product-in-use pictures, The Vertical Pool – Website
For contact information, The Vertical Pool – Contact Us
Pools Will Soon Be Easily Accessible For Disabled Persons, But What Does This Mean For Pool Owners?
Summer is coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to pack up the swimsuit and put on the parka. Swimming is a fun, healthy and relaxing activity to enjoy throughout the year. However, getting in and out of a pool can be a challenge, especially for someone with a disability.
Luckily, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will require pool owners by March of 2012 to make big changes to their pools in order to be more accessible for persons with disabilities. Many pools currently have inadequate assisted entry methods, if any, for disabled individuals, so most will be required to install an ADA compliant pool chair lift.
The following types of pools will be affected by these laws:
- Title II (Public Industry) municipal pools, school pools, government owned pools, etc.
- Title III (Private Industry) place of recreation, place of lodging, which addresses public accommodations.
There are quite a few exceptions to the types of affected pools, and to view the complete list, visit http://www.access-board.gov/ada-aba/ada-standards-doj.cfm#a1009
Also, there are many pool lifts already on the market, but not all are ADA compliant. The list also includes a checklist of requirements for pool lifts that will ensure your investment, or the lift you or a loved one will be using, is safe and ADA compliant.
So how many pools will be affected by this change? It’s hard to tell, because the ADA guidelines have previously only been recommended and non-enforceable. However, many pool owners have already happily complied with these guidelines. All in all, this is a great legal gain, and a wonderful opportunity for disabled individuals to enjoy the many benefits of pools.
About the author:
Brittany Sozak is a contributor to the Global Lift Corp website, a manufacturer of ADA compliant pool lifts. You can purchase their Proformance and Commercial series lifts from Swimtown Pools lift store.