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    getting in pool without actual pool lift

    we have an old hoyer to get on edge but that first step in until buyance helps is tricky. any quads come up with easy way.
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    This is one way of getting in...but how he gets out?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJpTLcgJD1Y

    This looks risky...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtxMaBttrTg

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    i would drownd getting in that way.
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    I do not like to go swimming...maybe has something to do with my injury having happened while swimming in the Pacific ocean. And I hate being cold.

    That said, once I got into my parents swimming pool in Phoenix, AZ. NL transferred me into a nylon webbed outdoor chair and she and my brother in law lowered me into the pool and lifted me out the same way. I a tall, skinny guy and their technique was infallible, but I hated being in the pool.

    When NL and I had a home in Los Angeles, we had a hot tub under a covered patio. NL installed barn door hardware over the spa and we used a hand operated winch attached to a sling with D rings. Sling underneath me, NL lifted me out of the chair with the winch. The sling was also attached to the barn door hardware. Then she would push me over the spa, and lower me into the HEATED spa with the winch. I also had a scuba diving weight belt to keep my butt from floating. That was comfortable and comforting. But it was a lot of work. Once out of the pool/spa, I needed to get dressed all over again.

    Now in our current home we have a lovely pool, but I have no interest. That said, NL is poetry in motion when she is in the pool and I love watching her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    we have an old hoyer to get on edge but that first step in until buyance helps is tricky. any quads come up with easy way.
    A pool lift would be best. Not cheap, but designed for that use. You can get ones that permanently mount on the deck, or are portable and can be moved to anyplace next to the pool. You can sometimes find them used.

    https://abledata.acl.gov/products?search_api_views_fulltext=pool+lift&field _product_status=All&items_per_page=20

    https://www.1800wheelchair.com/category/876/pool-lifts/


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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse View Post
    A pool lift would be best. Not cheap, but designed for that use. You can get ones that permanently mount on the deck, or are portable and can be moved to anyplace next to the pool. You can sometimes find them used.

    https://abledata.acl.gov/products?search_api_views_fulltext=pool+lift&field _product_status=All&items_per_page=20

    https://www.1800wheelchair.com/category/876/pool-lifts/


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    need other options. thinking pool chair.

    further thoughts?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuentejps View Post
    need other options. thinking pool chair.

    further thoughts?
    Here are some other options:

    1. Transfer onto a diving board, move down a bit, and then transfer off it into the water. It doesn't have to be a diving board. You just need a platform that goes over the water.
    2. Grab onto a handle on a hoist to lift yourself up onto the diving board (or whatever other platform).


    $99.99 for this hoist. You'd have to install a frame for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    Here are some other options:

    1. Transfer onto a diving board, move down a bit, and then transfer off it into the water. It doesn't have to be a diving board. You just need a platform that goes over the water.
    2. Grab onto a handle on a hoist to lift yourself up onto the diving board (or whatever other platform).


    $99.99 for this hoist. You'd have to install a frame for it.
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    thx, no diving board and im a quad so transfering into the pool doesnt go well. we use a lift to drop me to pull side on yoga matte then scoot down the stairs currently
    Quote Originally Posted by August West View Post
    Here are some other options:

    1. Transfer onto a diving board, move down a bit, and then transfer off it into the water. It doesn't have to be a diving board. You just need a platform that goes over the water.
    2. Grab onto a handle on a hoist to lift yourself up onto the diving board (or whatever other platform).


    $99.99 for this hoist. You'd have to install a frame for it.
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    Instead of a diving board how about a slide and sling powered by the hoist?

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