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    My pool lift

    On another post I said I would try to take pictures of my pool lift a friend of mine and I made. It works for me it was cheaper than even the most inexpensive pool lift on the market. I think I reduced the pictures too much and they look blurry.
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    Senior Member Broknwing's Avatar
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    That is a great lift that you & your friend have built. Also a BEAUTIFUL view from your house. WOW!!! I know a couple people that could build a lift similar to that. Thanks for posting the pics.
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    very cool
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    i used one at the CIMA hospital in Costa Rica that was similar however it used a electric winch instead, and i could control it myself with the up/down control which was just long enough not to go into the water. lol
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    Thanks. If you would like close ups let me know.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicotico
    i used one at the CIMA hospital in Costa Rica that was similar however it used a electric winch instead, and i could control it myself with the up/down control which was just long enough not to go into the water. lol
    I tried to find an electric winch that would work, but the ones that I saw said that they were not intended to lift humans, and that they were designed for horizontal pulling (like boats, etc), not vertical lifting. So a friend gave me the idea to go with a manual pulley like the ones they use to lift engines, so I gave it a try and it worked. It is rated for 750 pounds. I could probably go in by myself, but never had to, usually there is someone around to help.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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    yeah cool. my pops just opened our pool a couple of days ago. it is still only 66 F. burrrrrrrr. i'll wait.

    i am currently at therapy working on the floor to chair transfer in the hopes that i will not have to build a lift, but if i do, thanks for the fotos.
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    Paramoto, I would love close up's. I have been shopping for a pool lift but they are $$$$$. Did I mention it was 87 degrees today....

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    I'll try to get close ups soon. It is basically three sealed bearings for the chair to slide up and down, the pulley holds the weight. There is a slightly larger tube on the concrete to hold the lift. It is really simple. I'll try to get my hands on another digital camera shortly. It is so much better to me than the swinging diaper type lifts.
    T6 complete (or so I think), SCI since September 21, 2003

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